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Bluegrass Bonanza

Special Consensus may call the big city of Chicago their home, but the heart of this bluegrass band is in the country.

For more than thirty years, the four-piece band has kept traditional American music alive, performing at music festivals in Branson, pubs in Ireland and public schools in the suburbs – to name just a few places they've taken their melodies.

In the process, the revolving line-up has recorded a handful of records that blend bluegrass staples with classics pulled from other genres of music.

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Watch Special Consensus play for the community of Shipman, IL, where local residents are living the lyrics of the song, Our Little Town.


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Special Consensus play at the Grand Ole Opry in 2003.

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Special Consensus shares American bluegrass with the crowd at the White Lion in Colwyn Bay, Wales, 2005.

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Some of the many members of Special Consensus pitch in at the band's 25th anniversary in 2000.


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