The Special Consensus is a four person acoustic bluegrass band that began performing in the Midwest in the spring of 1975. The first album was released in 1979 when the band began touring on a national basis, and the second was released in 1983. In 1984, The Special Consensus initiated the Traditional American Music (TAM) Program in schools across the country and began appearing on cable television and national Public Radio shows.
The band has since appeared on The Nashville Network “Fire On The Mountain” show, toured for three seasons as 4/5 of the cast in the musical “Cotton Patch Gospel” The Special Consensus has performed at the most traditional bluegrass festivals and has also been the band to bridge the gap between traditional and progressive bands at more diverse festivals and fairs. The band repertoire also includes songs for dancing at clubs or parties.