Fish Creek, Wis. (October 18, 2023) – It’s hard to believe that this fall, White Gull Inn folk concerts, featuring contemporary and traditional folk artists from all over the country, will be starting its 40th season. Performed in an intimate and acoustic setting in the White Gull dining room, the concerts are held approximately once a month in winter, usually on Wednesday nights. Each 8:00 pm concert is preceded by an optional 6:00 pm dinner, featuring a special selection by the chef, which varies each month.
Four concerts are scheduled, and the White Gull hopes to be adding one or two more concerts throughout the winter, so regularly check the White Gull website’s concert page, (https://www.whitegullinn.com/winter-concerts) where a complete history of the series can be found.
Special Consensus bluegrass band (website: www.specialc.com) will kick off the White Gull Inn’s 40th Winter Concert Series on Weds., December 6 at 8:00 pm. A Door County favorite, Special Consensus has performed twice at the Door Community Auditorium, numerous times in Fish Creek’s concert in the park series, and at many sold-out performances in the White Gull Inn’s winter concert series. Tickets are $35,
Recording and touring continuously throughout North America and the world for the last four decades, the band is led by Greg Cahill, banjo player and recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and inducted into the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America Hall of Greats. It also features Dan Eubanks, bass and vocals, Greg Blake, guitar and vocals, and Michael Prewitt, mandolin and vocals.
Special Consensus has received six awards from the IBMA and two Grammy nominations (for albums Scratch Gravel Road in 2012 and Rivers and Roads in 2018).
Great Blue North, the 21st Special C recording, is a tip of the hat to the band’s Canadian friends and fans. All songs included on the recording were written by Canadian writers and numerous Canadian musician friends of the band made guest appearances. The Gordon Lightfoot song “Alberta Bound” won the IBMA award for the 2023 Collaborative Recording of the Year. Greg Blake also won the 2023 IBMA award for male vocalist of the year.
An optional pre-concert fixed price dinner will be served at 6:00 pm: Santa Fe Stew, cornbread, spinach and pear salad with a citrus vinaigrette, plus brown butter pumpkin cake for dessert.