Special Consensus gave listeners a sneak peak at their upcoming album GREAT BLUE NORTH with the release of “Alberta Bound” which was premiered earlier this week by Bluegrass Today. The two-time GRAMMY-nominees and six-time IBMA Award winners tribute our northern neighbors on the new project which showcases the band on thoughtfully curated set of well- known and lesser-known songs, all penned by Canadian songwriters.
The Gordon Lightfoot classic “Alberta Bound” is the first single and thematic centerpiece of the new album. The track features a cast of Canadian guests including Patrick Sauber, Trisha Gagnon and John Reischman (The Jaybird Trio), and Pharis & Jason Romero trading lead vocals with Special Consensus’s mandolinist Michael Prewitt. New Brunswick-based fiddler Ray Legere and newly-minted Canadian Claire Lynch also bring their talents to the track alongside Special Consensus members Greg Blake (guitar), Greg Cahill (banjo) and Dan Eubanks (bass).