The Pistol River Concert Association welcomes back the bluegrass quartet The Special Consensus.
The performance is at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Pistol River Friendship Hall at 24252 Carpenterville Road.
The Special Consensus advertises itself as players of bluegrass with an attitude. The group has performed for more than 40 years, and has appeared in hundreds of national and international venues, festivals and special events, including some novel performances with orchestras.
The band is led by founding member and banjo player Greg Cahill, who has watched the group change musicians over the years but stuck to the bluegrass roots and musical standards that were the original vision of the band.
Multi-instrumentalist Rick Faris came into the group in 2009 as a mandolinist, but moved to guitar picker in 2015 when Pacific Northwester Nick Dumas was added for his mandolin skills. Rounding out the band is bass player Dan Eubanks, who joined the group in 2013.
The Special Consensus performs bluegrass ranging from original compositions to covers. Its song “Fireball,” on their most recent album “Long I Ride,” was recognized as the Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year award in 2016 by the International Bluegrass Music Association.
Tickets for the show are $15 and available at Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies in Brookings and at Gold Beach Books in Gold Beach. Tickets may be reserved by calling 541-247-2848 or visiting www.pistolriver.com.