Artist / Program Description:
The Special Consensus has been touring and recording bluegrass music professionally since 1975. The band has released thirteen recordings and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs nationwide, including The Nashville Network, National Public Radio and The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. Consensus tours nationally and has completed international tours of Canada, Europe, Ireland and the United Kingdom, and South America. The band offers concert performances, performances with symphony orchestras, and a Traditional American Music program for students of all ages. Consensus is also actively involved with the Nashville-based International Bluegrass Music Association.
Concert performances include traditional bluegrass songs, songs composed by band members, and music from other genres performed on bluegrass instruments. The Traditional American Music program includes performance of more traditional songs. This presentation includes a discussion of how the instruments are constructed and played and how songs are written and sung, including an explanation of harmony singing.