PANORAMA: The Great American Car & Special Guest:  Greg Cahill ---  legendary banjo player from Special Consensus

PANORAMA: The Great American Car & Special Guest: Greg Cahill --- legendary banjo player from Special Consensus

Michael Miles

Tue, August 15, 2017

6:30 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL


Tickets at the Door

Episode 8: The Great American Car
Episode 8: The Great American Car
Episode #8 of Panorama. "The Great American Car." Michael Miles All Star Band share songs and stories of their cars, but these could be your car stories!!! PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR CAR STORY--the car that drove me crazy, road trip from hell, the time we got busted, my volkswagon named Dolly, the family vacation, whatever. We'll put some of them on stage, no promises. Post them here if you can and/or send them to with a photo if you have one.
Greg Cahill
Greg Cahill
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.
Michael Miles
Michael Miles
Michael J. Miles is a master banjoist, guitarist, orchestral composer, author of numerous theatrical works combining music and history, and acclaimed music educator.

" a musician's paradise, the viral videos would be artists like Michael J. Miles playing his banjo." - Lyn Brehmer, WXRT

Michael puts his musical stamp all over the walls of the possible and the improbable. Alone in concert or with his signature stage production, “From Senegal To Seeger,” he has had standing ovations on four continents.

But give him a string quartet, a jazz band, an orchestra, a choir and Michael has created new music bringing critical rave and professional respect from musical legends—Pete Seeger, Dave Brubeck, Bela Fleck, Janos Starker, Corky Siegel—and there are more..

"This is enough to make me want to learn the banjo all over again." - Pete Seeger

And in a world poisoned by international heartache Michael has reached across borders with music as the powerful and wordless weapon of respect. For his work in Morocco, Lebanon, and Turkey, Michael has been heralded by the US State Dept on three occasions for his powerful and enduring musical diplomacy.

“I commend you for your hard work as an educator, and send my best wishes."

- President Bill Clinton

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The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
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