Special Consensus has reached a highpoint in its 35-year career with the release of Scratch Gravel Road. Bandleader/banjoist Greg Cahill's current line-up: Rick Faris (mandolin and vocals), David Thomas (bass and vocals) and newest member Dustin Benson (guitar and vocals) is one of the most exciting in bluegrass and, together with producer Alison Brown, they have recorded a 12 song set that is certain to be one of the most airplay friendly bluegrass releases of 2012.
Stand-out tracks include 'Monroe' (featuring guest vocals from former members Josh Williams & Chris Jones), a first recording of the Harley Allen original 'Good Problem To Have' & a dynamic reworking of the Golden Gate Quartet's classic gospel song 'On My Way To The Kingdom Land.'
- 1. Old New Straitsville Moonshine Run
- 2. Monroe
- 3. Sea Of Heartbreak
- 4. A Good Problem To Have
- 5. On My Way To The Kingdom Land
- 6. Mollie & Julie's Reel
- 7. Shoulda Took A Train
- 8. My Memories Of You
- 9. Jacklene
- 10. Trouble Let Me Be
- 11. Sunday Morning Without You
- 12. Scratch Gravel Road
Oct 09Chicago, IL, US Special Consensus at Old Town School of Folk Music
Oct 29Minneapolis, MN, US Special Consensus at The Cedar Cultural Center