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Michael and Jennifer McLain Band

Bluegrass Band from Atlanta, GA - Will travel up to 750 miles
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$800 - $2800 per event
A fresh blend of remarkable, inspired instrumentals and Jennifer's sweet, pure voice. Bursting with talent. The 4-piece band provides warm, professional sets to keep the energy up with upbeat bluegrass or relax to truly artistic background music. 

Gigmasters Awards: Best of 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and Rising Star 2013, 2012, Top Folk Band 2012 

These have been incredible years for us! We were featured on NPR, PBS, and toured the U.S. with shows in 20 states: AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, OH, PA SC, TN, VA and WV. We were honored to headline concerts and festivals in Glen Saint Mary, FL, Marysville, OH, Marshall, AR, Blountstown, FL, Dallas City, IL, Caruthersville, MO and even had the opportunity to back Justin Rivers (from “The Voice”) at a show in Bowling Green, KY! 

Corporate Clients: U-Haul, Aramark, Subway, Boy Scouts of America (2014 National Meeting), Passport America, LifePoint Hospitals, Hanel Storage Systems, Graincraft, Insurors of Tennessee, Harry Norman Realtors, Keystone Financial Resources, Pruitt Health, Video Gaming Technologies, R.C. Mathews Contractors, Collegiate Paddlesport Symposium, Univ. of Kentucky, Vanderbilt Univ., Country Music Hall of Fame and the Western Kentucky Dragon Boat Races on the Ohio River in Paducah, KY. 

We work with very large, national clients and also small, private functions. We can easily travel to your event of any size. Ask us! 

Wedding Events:
We love the joyful atmosphere of weddings. Our goal is to contribute music that helps to make your special day extraordinary. We are glad to provide light instrumental prelude music while guests are being seated, light hearted songs for the cocktail hour where friends and relatives can celebrate and engage in conversation. For the reception, we pick up the pace with upbeat bluegrass and guests of all ages will enjoy dancing to music from Johnny Cash to the Beatles.

Corporate Events and Private Functions: 
We can keep the atmosphere light for the reception, provide upbeat bluegrass for the kick-off event, or entertainment on the main stage to warm up the crowd before your featured speaker. 

Community Concerts and Outdoor Festivals: 
We provide an evening of music in an artistic and engaging way. In this setting, we play more original material, share a bit of our personality and talk a little about the music we play. Specialty instrumental numbers include: The Lady of Spain (on 2 banjos), Mozart's Piano Sonata in A Major and the Latin flavored El Cumbanchero (both on 5-string banjo). 

Professional Sound System Available: 
We can supply and run all of our own sound equipment and lighting. We have several configurations to fit venues from very intimate to large outdoor spaces. We have lots of experience with live sound and very high quality gear. We offer an exceptional value here. Please let us know if you would like us to take care of it. 

Bio: 
Husband and wife, Michael and Jennifer McLain, both grew up in musical families, are both banjo players, and have been playing together since their first date. Together they have performed in 27 states from New York to California, Canada, and have appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, CMA's Fan Fair, West Point's Eisenhower Hall, Kentucky Educational Television, Iowa Public Television, TNN, CMT, NPR, and the PBS show, Song of the Mountains, which airs on over 180 Public Television outlets across the United States.

Growing up, Michael performed with his family, the McLain Family Band all across the U.S. in 49 states, Mexico, Canada, Japan and Brazil, including concerts at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Chicago's Orchestra Hall. For several years he toured and recorded as part of the Claire Lynch Band as well as with Dale Ann Bradley. He was featured on a CD with Claire Lynch that was nominated for a Grammy. For 13 years, he taught guitar, banjo, mandolin and bluegrass ensemble in the School of Music at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. 

A Virginia girl, Jennifer McLain (mandolin, banjo, vocals) was an artist on Pinecastle Records and has recorded as a harmony vocalist for major labels, indie labels and demos in Nashville. She has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, West Point's Eisenhower Hall, CMA's Fan Fair, and on CMT, NPR and PBS.

They are joined by the fluid, smooth, fiddling of Dan Kelly. A Grand Masters fiddle champion, Dan has toured with Alan Jackson, Clint Black, Faith Hill, Steve Wariner and Lonestar. He has performed live on Grammy and CMA award shows, Good Morning America, the Tonight Show and Late Night with David Letterman.

Rounding out the band on upright bass and harmony vocals is Kori Caswell. She earned a degree in Commercial Bass Performance from Belmont University. in Nashville, TN in 2016.
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!

Anniversary Party

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CLASS ACT!!! Brilliant Talent! I couldn't offer a higher recommendation to any musical act I've ever seen. Sound, stage, and lighting was perfect. Their performance was joyful, and has truly been refined into an artful expression of classic bluegrass music and southern grace. Michael and Jennifer McClain themselves bring a joy to their music that made our event feel like something very special was be honored. The 50th anniversary party will be one of my family's most fond memories for years to come. Certainly, in great part to the genuine, heartfelt music the Banjocats offered our family. I felt we were VERY lucky to have found them.

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Corporate Function

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The kindest most down to earth group of people I've ever met. They have astonishing talent and really bring the life to the party. Everyone at our corporate event loved them! I hope to get to see them again soon! I would recommend them to absolutely everyone! They are just a treat to have.

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We could not have been more pleased with the performance at our event by the Banjocats. Entertaining. Engaging. Talented. Brought a smile to the faces of our 1,500 + guests as they enjoyed the music and showmanship. Even more, Michael McLain made it easy and pleasant to be sure the advance preparation details were covered. Looking forward to some future opportunity when the Banjocats can perform for us again.

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Outdoor Festivals & Concerts
 
  • Well-paced, professional sets
  • Artistic and engaging. Specialty instrumentals, Share our personality.
  • Professional website with EPK for promotion - photos, posters, bio and more
  • Visit "Concerts" page on our Banjocats website for details & recent clients
Corporate Events & Conferences
 
  • Upbeat and professional
  • 4-piece band, fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, upright bass, trio harmony
  • Artistic background music or main stage entertainment
  • See "Corporate Events" on our Banjocats website to see 35+ recent clients
Reserve our popular "Wedding Package"
 
  • Prelude, Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Dinner, Live Reception Sets, Dancing
  • Professional sound system included - years of experience
  • Visit the "Weddings" page on our Banjocats website for details
  • Booking is a breeze. Ask us!
Professional Sound System
 
  • 8 Mics, 2 DIs, full system EQ, 2 stage monitors, up to 4 house speakers
  • 3 hours needed to load in, set up, tune the system, and sound check
  • Years of professional sound experience
  • Playlists: light instrumental, pop, wedding classics, bluegrass
Wedding Ceremony Music
 
  • Violin, acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass
  • 20 min. of prelude music during the seating of guests
  • Early American, traditional, instrumental hymns, country love songs
  • Joyful music for bridal party to finish exiting
You're Just A Country Boy
Alison Krauss
Away Down The River
Alison Krauss
Steel Rails
Alison Krauss
Two Highways
Alison Krauss
How's The World Treating You
Alison Krauss / James Taylor
I Don't Know Why
Alison Krauss / Shawn Colvin
Man of Constant Sorrow
Soggy Bottom Boys
Rocky Top
Traditional Bluegrass
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Banjo
Fly Me To The Moon
Acoustic Swing
Bluegrass Band
Americana Band
Acoustic Band
Roots Band
Folk Band
Wedding Band
Weddings
Celebrations
Picnic
Concerts
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Meetings
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Kentucky Derby Parties
Retirement Parties
Church Services
Anniversaries
Labor Day Parties
Memorial Day Parties
New Year's Eve Parties
Oktoberfest Parties
Please note Michael and Jennifer McLain Band will also travel to East Point, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Mansfield, Norcross, Thomasville, Decatur, Hampton, Mc Donough, Howard, Red Oak, Morrow, Stone Mountain, Tucker, Redan, Stockbridge, Clarkdale, Jonesboro, Rex, Locust Grove, Marietta, Ellenwood, Inman, Riverdale, Fayetteville, Forest Park, Griffin, Lovejoy, Conley, Jenkinsburg.
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