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Michael and Jennifer McLain Band

Bluegrass Band from Asheville, NC - Will travel up to 850 miles
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$1200 - $4500 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 relaxing atmosphere featuring fluid, smooth fiddle and guitar. See live VIDEO!

Bluegrass Now magazine: "Jennifer's voice is sweet and pure, even angelic … smoldering guitar leads"

Bluegrass Unlimited magazine: "Jennifer absolutely shines … gorgeous guitar work by Michael"

GIGMASTERS AWARDS: Best of 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 and Rising Star 2013, 2012 and Top Folk Band 2012

2012-2016 were incredible years for us! We toured the US 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, provided live music for 46 corporate and conference clients (U-Haul, Subway etc), 5 major universities, headlined concerts and festivals in Glen Saint Mary, FL, Reading, PA, Marysville, OH, Blountstown, FL, Dallas City, IL, Marshall, AR and even backed Justin Rivers (from “The Voice”) at a show in Bowling Green, KY!

“Entertaining. Engaging. Talented. Brought a smile to the faces of our 1,500 + guests”
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

“Absolutely wonderful. The kindest most down to earth group of people I've ever met…astonishing talent and really bring the life to the party“
HANEL STORAGE SYSTEMS

The McLain's “were awesome!...I'll be sure to book them again!”
JOHN HANCOCK FINANCIAL SERVICES

“First class professional group…our live audience absolutely loved their performance"
PBS-TV SHOW - SONG OF THE MOUNTAINS

"Great band! Michael, Jennifer, and their band were perfect for what we needed”
ARRINGTON VINEYARDS

Wow! This band totally exceeded our expectations. Customer service was exceptional! Music could entertain ANY crowd. What a luck find!
HARRY NORMAN REALTORS

“Perfect performers for the event”
KENTUCKY DRAGON BOAT RACES

“Several of my clients that are not necessarily bluegrass fans come to me and ask if I would book them for their functions. They were great!”
LIFEPOINT HEALTHCARE

“Our experience with the (Michael and Jennifer) was fantastic…also, they were very nice and very easy to work with. I would recommend them to anyone”
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

"Class Act!!! Brilliant Talent! I couldn't offer a higher recommendation to any musical act I've ever seen. Their performance was joyful, and has truly been refined into an artful expression of classic bluegrass music and southern grace."
PRIVATE CLIENT

CORPORATE EVENTS AND PRIVATE FUNCTIONS:
We are glad to work with the needs of individual clients and can coordinate with detailed planning. We can provide authentic bluegrass from Tennessee featuring trio vocals, high energy fiddle - banjo music, acoustic swing, banjo duets, and other crowd favorites by Buck Owens, Johnny Cash and the Beatles.

POPULAR "WEDDING PACKAGE":
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 music for all to enjoy along with the rest of the party.

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:
Growing up, Michael performed with his family, the McLain Family Band all across the United states in 49 states, Mexico, Canada, Japan and Brazil, including concerts at Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum, Lincoln Center, and Chicago's Orchestra Hall. He was featured with the Claire Lynch Band on a CD that was nominated for a Grammy.

Jennifer has recorded for Pinecastle Records, performed on the Grand Ole Opry, was featured on Kentucky Educational Television, Iowa Public Television, and at Busch Gardens - Williamsburg (banjo and saxophone!). She graduated from Elon University with a degree in music performance.

On fiddle, Dan Kelly has toured full time with many major label country artists (Alan Jackson, Clint Black, Faith Hill, Steve Wariner, Lonestar and more). He has performed on Grammy, CMA & ACM award shows, the Tonight Show and Late Night with David Letterman.
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Gold Member
10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!

Rehearsal Dinner

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Recommend

Michael and Jennifer were wonderful to work with. We hired them to play at our son's rehearsal dinner in Knoxville. Their music and energy was one of the biggest reasons the evening was so much fun. They even took the time to learn a new song I requested. I really cannot say enough good things about them. They definitely were 5 PLUS in every category! In addition to being professional and extremely talented, they are NICE, as well. I feel like we made two new friends. I would not hesitate to hire them again, and can recommend them Highly!!

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Fundraiser

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Recommend

Mr. and Mrs. McLain were very accommodating and most of all very professional. They went above and beyond with providing much needed help with the booking process and and delivered a five star performance. I would most definitely consider booking them again and I would recommend them to anyone looking to receive a great performance!!!

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Wedding

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Michael and Jennifer and the others in the group were superb! True professionals and very talented! For my daughter's wedding, we wanted them to play on the farmhouse porch during the ceremony, then move and play from the barnhouse patio immediately afterward, then move again to the pavilion tent to play during dinner. None of this was a problem for them. Very accomodating! And everybody love them! Their musical talent and audio expertise was all top notch! I rated them all with 5's because they truly deserve that rating! Thanks Banjocats! (also very nice people!.. it was a pleasure meeting them!) Sincerely, Rick Howard

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Outdoor Festival & Concerts
 
  • Well-paced, professional sets
  • Artistic and engaging. Specialty instrumentals. Share our personality.
  • Professional website with EPK for promotion - photos, posters, bio
  • Visit "Concerts" page on our Banjocats website for details & recent clients
Corporate Events & Conferences
 
  • 4-piece band, fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass, trio harmony
  • Main stage entertainment or artistic background music
  • Can coordinate with detailed planning
  • See "Corporate Events" on our Banjocats website. Over 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!
  • 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, bluegrass, wedding classics
Stage Lighting
 
  • A nice touch indoors or after the sun goes down outside
  • Low-profile rig for stage lighting
  • (4) Chauvet Par-VW Lights
  • Set up takes about 30 minutes
Wedding Ceremony Music
 
  • Violin, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, 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
Sweet Georgia Brown
Acoustic Swing
Up This Hill And Down
Acoustic Swing
Minor Swing
Acoustic Swing
Love Letters In the Sand
Acoustic Swing
Fly Me To The Moon
Acoustic Swing
Song For Life
Alan Jackson
Down To The River To Pray
Alison Krauss
Steel Rails
Alison Krauss
Away Down The River
Alison Krauss
Two Highways
Alison Krauss
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
Private Parties
Kentucky Derby Parties
Retirement Parties
Church Services
Valentine's Day Parties
Anniversaries
Labor Day Parties
Memorial Day Parties
New Year's Eve Parties
Oktoberfest Parties
Thanksgiving Celebrations
Please note Michael and Jennifer McLain Band will also travel to Edneyville, Enka, Skyland, Wilson, Flat Rock, Hendersonville, East Flat Rock, Gerton, Montreat, Naples, Saluda, Mountain Home, Ridgecrest, Bat Cave, Lake Lure, Mill Spring, Fletcher, Tryon, Dana, Chimney Rock, Fairview, Zirconia, Arden, Concord, Columbus, Chapel Hill, Etowah, Horse Shoe, Landrum, Tuxedo.
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