The popular band Special Consensus will headline the 12th annual Bluegrass Concert happening at Cariboo Bethel Church in the lakecity Sunday.

The popular band Special Consensus will headline the 12th annual Bluegrass Concert happening at Cariboo Bethel Church in the lakecity Sunday.

Special Consensus in concert Sunday

The 12th Annual Bluegrass Concert is coming up Sunday at the Cariboo Bethel Church.

Special Consensus from Chicago; Keith Yoder of Iowa; Canadian singer/songwriter Trisha Gagnon; B.C. musician and composer Miriam Sonstenes; and B.C. mandolin maker David Sohn will all be performing in Williams Lake Sunday as part of the 12th Annual Bluegrass Concert happening at Cariboo Bethel Church.

The internationally acclaimed entertainers are instructing at the 108 Bluegrass workshop taking place this week wrapping up with the concert in Williams Lake.

“Due to many requests to have this talented band return to our workshops, we are happy to announce Special Consensus is back,” says event organizer Rossetta Paxton.

Formed in the Chicago area in 1975 Special Consensus is a four person acoustic bluegrass band famous for their rendition of songs such as Thank God I’m a Country Boy.

Band members include Greg Cahill on banjo, Rick Faris on Mandolin, Duston Benson on guitar and Dan Eubanks on bass.

Their repertoire features traditional bluegrass standards, original compositions by band members and professional songwriters, music from other genres performed in the bluegrass format.

Special Consensus has released many recordings, appeared on numerous national public radio programs and cable television shows, including the Nashville Network and the Grand Ole Opry at the Historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

International tours have found the Special Consensus band in Canada, Europe, South America, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Band leader Greg Cahill is the former president and board chair of both the Nashville-based International Bluegrass Music Association and Foundation for Bluegrass Music. He was awarded the prestigious IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award in 2011.

The band has won numerous  nominations and awards:

•2012 Scratch Gravel Road, Grammy nominated for Best Bluegrass Album.

•2014 won two IBMA Awards for their Compass Records release Country Boy a bluegrass tribute to John Denver and Thank God I’m A Country Boy won for Instrumental Performance of the Year.

Wild Montana Skies won for Recorded Event Award of the Year.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $15. for students with a student card and free for children under 12 and available at The Guitar Seller and Aboutface Photography.

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