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Michael and Jennifer McLain Band

Bluegrass Band from Nashville, TN - Will travel up to 800 miles
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$800 - $4500 per event
A fresh blend of remarkable, inspired instrumentals and Jennifer's sweet, pure voice. Bursting with talent. The band provides warm, professional sets to keep the energy up with upbeat bluegrass or create beautiful ambiance with acoustic guitar and fiddle.

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, Best of 2014, Best of 2013, Rising Star 2013, Best of 2012, Rising Star 2012, Top Folk Band 2012

2012-2016 have been incredible years for us! We were featured on National Public Radio, National Public Television, and toured the US with shows in 18 states: AL, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, OH, SC, TN, VA and WV . We were honored to headline concerts and festivals in Glen Saint Mary, FL, Marysville, OH, Scottsville, KY, Blountstown, FL, Dallas City, IL, and Caruthersville, MO. We had the opportunity to back Justin Rivers (from “The Voice”) at a show in Bowling Green, KY!

We provided live music for many corporate events including: U-Haul, Aramark, Subway, Boy Scouts of America (2014 National Meeting), Passport America, LifePoint Hospitals, Hanel Storage Systems, Graincraft Corp., Higher Education User Group, Harry Norman Realtors, Keystone Financial Services, Georgia Career Institute, Video Gaming Technologies Inc., Salvus Center, R.C. Mathews Contractors, University of Tennessee, University of Kentucky, Vanderbilt University, Country Music Hall of Fame, and 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!

Corporate Events and Private Functions:
We are glad to work with the needs of individual clients and can coordinate with detailed planning. We can include recognizable songs such as Rocky Top and Sweet Georgia Brown.

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 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. Details about our system are under the OFFERS tab. 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. Their concerts always include banjo music, but also prominently feature outstanding vocals, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and upright bass. Together they have performed in 27 states from New York to California, Canada, and have appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, Kentucky Educational Television, Iowa Public Television, CMT, RFD Television, NPR, and National Public Television.

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. 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.

Jennifer has recorded vocals for major label, independent label, and demo sessions in Nashville. She has shared the stage with Vince Gill, Richard Marx, and Justin Rivers (from “the Voice). At an early age, Jennifer won awards at banjo competitions such as the Galax Fiddler's Convention and went on to be a featured performer at Busch Gardens - Williamsburg and the Renfro Valley Barn Dance. Jennifer graduated from Elon University in Elon, NC with a degree in Music Performance (saxophone!) and holds a Masters degree in Counseling.
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Gold Member
50+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!
2013 - Top Folk Band
2012 - Top Folk Band

Wedding

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The Banjo Cats ROCK!!! Michael and Jennifer could not be any sweeter! They are wonderful professional people that truly entertained our out of town guests at our wedding! I highly recommend them for any occasion! THANK YOU WITH LOVE! Matt and Callie

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Private Party

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The Band did a beautiful job for our party! They were personable, professional, and extremely talented musicians. I hope I have a chance to enjoy their music again!

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Corporate Function

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Wow! This band totally exceeded our expectations. Customer service was exceptional! Music could entertain ANY crowd. What a luck find! You will not go wrong with the Banjocats!

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Corporate Events & Conferences
 
  • 4-piece band, fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass, trio harmony
  • Artistic background music or main stage entertainment
  • Can coordinate with detailed planning
  • Visit "Corporate Events" on our Banjocats website. Over 35 recent clients
Outdoor Festivals & Concerts
 
  • Well-paced, professional sets
  • Artistic and engaging. Specialty instrumentals, Share our personality.
  • Professional website with EPK for promotion - photos, posters, bio & more
  • Visit "Concerts" page on our Banjocats website for details & recent clients
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
  • 3 options: minimal, main system, best
Reserve our popular "Wedding Package"
 
  • Prelude, Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Dinner, Live Sets for Reception, Dancing
  • Professional sound system included
  • Visit the "Weddings" page on our Banjocats website! Ask us!
  • We cover Gigmasters fee with this all-inclusive package price!
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
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
It's Only A Paper Moon
Acoustic Swing
Bluegrass Band
Americana Band
Acoustic Band
Roots Band
Folk Band
Gospel Band
Wedding Band
Weddings
Celebrations
Picnic
Concerts
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fund Raisers
Meetings
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Super Bowl Parties
Kentucky Derby Parties
Retirement Parties
Church Services
Valentine's Day Parties
Anniversaries
Labor Day Parties
Please note Michael and Jennifer McLain Band will also travel to Madison, Lebanon, Mount Juliet, La Vergne, Hendersonville, Hermitage, Ridgetop, Smyrna, Antioch, Gladeville, Old Hickory, Lascassas, Arrington, Murfreesboro, Nolensville, Brentwood, Norene, Watertown, Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Milton, Auburntown, Castalian Springs, Franklin, Mitchellville, Whites Creek, Christiana, Alexandria, Readyville, Rockvale.
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