Special Consensus - Country Boy
  • Wild Montana Skies
  • Take Me Home, Country Roads
  • Back Home Again
  • Thank God I'm A Country Boy
  • Poems, Prayers and Promises
  • Matthew
  • Sunshine On My Shoulders
  • Eagles and Horses
  • This Old Guitar
  • Rocky Mountain High
  • Wild Montana Skies
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:29) [10.26 MB]
  • Take Me Home, Country Roads
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:40) [8.4 MB]
  • Back Home Again
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:49) [11.03 MB]
  • Thank God I'm A Country Boy
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:29) [10.25 MB]
  • Poems, Prayers and Promises
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:54) [8.94 MB]
  • Matthew
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:58) [9.07 MB]
  • Sunshine On My Shoulders
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:32) [10.37 MB]
  • Eagles and Horses
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:17) [9.82 MB]
  • This Old Guitar
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:29) [7.96 MB]
  • Rocky Mountain High
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (04:22) [9.98 MB]
Press

Grammy-nominated Special Consensus Prepare to Release Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute to John Denver
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Betsy Buntin (615) 320-7672
betsy@compassrecords.com

Guest laden project features Dale Ann Bradley, John Cowan, Jim Lauderdale, Claire Lynch, Peter Rowan, Rhonda Vincent and more. Catch the Sneak Peak on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction with Kyle Cantrell today.

(Nashville TN) February 12, 2014 – Grammy-nominated Special Consensus joins forces with contemporary bluegrass music's best on Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute to John Denver slated for release on March 25. There is a natural affinity between bluegrass musicians and John Denver's repertoire but this is the first purely bluegrass tribute to the iconic singer/songwriter who died in 1997.

Country Boy features Special Consensus at the musical center of each track with a guest cast of Grammy-winning and International Bluegrass Music Association-winning vocalists and instrumentalists joining in. Produced by Compass Records co-founder Alison Brown, the album’s 10 tracks draw from across Denver’s hits and lesser-known songs.

Talking about the genesis for the idea, band founder Greg Cahill comments: “I’ve met so many people who were affected by John’s music and so many musicians who mention him as an inspiration. It felt like a bluegrass interpretation of his songs would be something really special and might also serve as a way to connect more people to bluegrass music.”

And there is no question that the album achieves some special musical moments – both vocal and instrumental. Special Consensus mandolinist Rick Faris and reigning International Bluegrass Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year Claire Lynch share lead vocal duties on the album’s first track Wild Montana Skies, their vocal lines perfectly complemented by Rob Ickes’ Dobro. On Country Roads, Special Consensus guitarist Dustin Benson and the legendary John Cowan swap verses against a tapestry of banjo and fiddle provided by Greg Cahill and Del McCoury band fiddler Jason Carter. And, in a surprise twist, Special Consensus delivers an all instrumental version of Thank God I'm a Country Boy with the twin fiddles of label mate Michael Cleveland and session ace Buddy Spicher AND twin banjos (Greg Cahill and Alison Brown). The entire cast of featured guests includes Dale Ann Bradley, Jason Carter, Mike Cleveland, John Cowan, Rob Ickes, Jim Lauderdale, Claire Lynch, Peter Rowan, Buddy Spicher and Rhonda Vincent.


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  • Members:
    Greg Cahill, Dustin Benson, Rick Faris, David Thomas
  • Sounds Like:
    Dale Ann Bradley, Chris Stuart & Backcountry and Charlie Waller and The Country Gentlemen
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