Greg Cahill has been playing bluegrass banjo since the early 1970s. He formed The Special Consensus in 1973, a band he continues to lead today, in the Chicago area while attending graduate school at the University of Illinois. The Special Consensus became a full time touring (national and international) band in the spring of 1975 and has released twelve recordings and one performance video since becoming a professional entity. In addition to his performance on all of The Special Consensus recordings, Greg has released three solo recordings and four banjo instructional videos. He has also appeared on numerous recordings by other artists and on countless national television and radio commercials. In 1984, Greg initiated the Traditional American Music (TAM) Program to introduce students of all ages to bluegrass music. Greg is currently serving as the Vice-Chairman of the Nashville-based International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Board of Directors. He continues to conduct workshops and master classes at bluegrass camps and festivals worldwide and has taught banjo and bluegrass ensemble classes at The Old Town School of Folk Music since 1973.
Education: BA Economics, St. Mary’s College, MN
MSW University of Illinois at Chicago
Started at the Old Town School in January of 1973