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 45 corporate clients and 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”
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!”
“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."
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.
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 the Grammy, CMA & ACM award shows, the Tonight Show and Late Night with David Letterman.