Bluegrass band to offer workshops, concert


Last updated 5/5/2023 at 5:05pm

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Bluegrass musicians and fans will get a chance to work with the award-winning band Special Consensus in workshops in Sisters.

Award-winning Bluegrass band Special Consensus is headed to Sisters on Friday, May 5 for a set of workshops at Nechville Banjos West, followed by an evening performance at The Belfry.

Special Consensus' sound is grounded in a deep appreciation and understanding of bluegrass music; the infectious band sound reminds people of the past while utilizing the innovations of today. 

Band leader and founder Greg Cahill is a recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and was inducted into the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA) Hall of Greats. Special Consensus has released 20 band recordings and received six awards from the IBMA and two Grammy nominations.

With the foundation of Greg's unique banjo playing style, Greg Blake (guitar), Dan Eubanks (bass) and Michael Prewitt (mandolin) effortlessly support each other and consistently maintain their bluegrass center whether they're playing a jazz-tinged instrumental or a song from any of their award-winning recordings. These four talented vocalists and instrumentalists follow their creative desires without straying too far from their roots.

The workshops featuring banjo, bass, vocals and mandolin are scheduled from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at Nechville Banjos West, 441 E. Main Ave. Cost is $40 and space is limited. Register at [email protected]. The concert at The Belfry is set for seven p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at

The Belfry is located at 302 E. Main Ave.


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