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Greg Cahill

Special Consensus
Band leader/Banjo player
GREG CAHILL co-founded Special Consensus in Chicago in 1975 and has continued to tour nationally and internationally since forming the band. He has appeared on all 18 of the Special Consensus recordings, on numerous recordings by other artists and on many national television and radio commercial jingles. Greg has also released three solo recordings and has recorded and toured European countries with the bluegrass band ChowDogs. He has released four banjo instructional DVDs, teaches banjo at festival workshops and at music camps nationally and internationally, is a banjo instructor at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago and has been an adjunct faculty member of the music department (teaching banjo) at Columbia College in Chicago. Greg served on the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Board of Directors from 1998-2010 (Board Chair/President 2006-2010), became a Kentucky Colonel in 2010 and was awarded the prestigious IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award in 2011. Greg was also appointed to the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Bluegrass Music in 2007, elected President of the organization in 2011 and rotated off that board in 2012. The 2012 band recording “Scratch Gravel Road” was Grammy-nominated and the 2014 band recording “Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute To John Denver” received two International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards (both released by Compass Records). Two songs from the 2016 Compass Records release “Long I Ride” have received IBMA award nominations.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, September 27

1:00pm EDT

Wednesday, September 28

9:45am EDT