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Michael and Jennifer McLain - The Banjocats Bluegrass Band from Branson, MO

Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 27 Reviews
  • 41 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2014
  • 9 Awards & Badges
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $1,200 per event

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A fresh blend of remarkable, inspired instrumentals and Jennifer's sweet, pure voice. "Best of Gigmasters" awards: 2021 - 2012 (8 straight years!) The duo provides warm, professional sets to keep the energy up with upbeat bluegrass or relax to truly artistic background music.  These have been incredible years for us! We were featured on NPR, PBS, RFD, WSM, and toured the U.S. with shows in 24 states: AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MN, MS, NC, ND, NY, OH, PA SC, TN, VA and WV. We were honored to headline concerts and festivals in Minot, ND, Boca Grande, FL, Reading, PA, Blountstown, FL, Lutsen, MN, and even had the opportunity to back Justin Rivers (from “The Voice”) at a show in Bowling Green, KY!  Corporate Clients: American Cruise Line, IBM, U-Haul, Library of Congress, Aramark, Subway, Boy Scouts of America, Passport America, LifePoint Hospitals, Hanel Storage Systems, Graincraft, Insurors of Tennessee, American Dairy Sciences Assoc., 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!  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.


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Review by Brad F.

Community EventReviewed on May 7, 2022From Wright City, MO


Review by Jadideah Y.

CelebrationReviewed on September 8, 2018From Cashiers, NC

Love Love Love Jennifer and Michael! They were perfect for my event. Sound was excellent and they were wonderful to work with. I'm so grateful that they came all the way from Nashville for us. I couldn't recommend them more!!!!

Review by Spencer W.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on August 19, 2017From Sevierville, TN

From start to finish, the Michael and Jennifer McLain Band was outstanding. They were prompt in every interaction, extremely pro-active and engaged in helping to plan the event, and the music was absolutely fantastic. We would highly recommend the band to anyone who is looking for a bluegrass or country band for any occasion.

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  • Visit Our Website To Hear Our New CD | www.banjocats.com/music-store
  • Visit Our Website For Wedding Selections | www.banjocats.com/weddings
  • Hit The Road And Go | JOHNNY CASH
  • Carolina In My Mind | JAMES TAYLOR
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow | ISRAEL KAMAKAWIWO'OLE
  • Swept Away | AVETT BROTHERS
  • Banjo Showpieces | Featuring MICHAEL AND JENNIFER ON BANJO's
  • Here Comes The Sun | BEATLES - Acoustic VERSION
  • Down To The River To Pray | ALISON KRAUSS
  • Restless | CARL PERKINS
  • I've Just Seen A Face | BEATLES - Acoustic VERSION
  • When You Say Nothing At All | ALISON KRAUSS
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown | MICHAEL AND JENNIFER ON TWO BANJOS
  • Ring of Fire | JOHNNY CASH
  • Forever Young | BOB DYLAN
  • Country Roads | JOHN DENVER
  • Coat Of Many Colors | DOLLY PARTON
  • Act Naturally | BUCK OWENS
  • I Can't Give You Anything But Love | ACOUSTIC SWING
  • This Old Heart (Is Gonna Rise Again) | Ray Charles
  • Fly Me To The Moon | ACOUSTIC SWING
  • Offering | AVETT BROTHERS
  • Shuckin The Corn | JENNIFER ON BANJO
  • I Don't Know Why | SHAUN COLVIN
  • Sweet Georgia Brown | ACOUSTIC SWING
  • Do I Ever Cross Your Mind | BONNIE RAITT & RAY CHARLES
  • Man of Constant Sorrow | SOGGY BOTTOM BOYS
  • Lord, Don't Let Me Fail | Mahalia Jackson
  • Maiden's Prayer | Traditional
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast | Traditional
  • God Bless The Broken Road | RASCAL FLATTS
  • St. Annes Reel | Traditional
  • Steel Rails | ALISON KRAUSS
  • Faded Love | Traditional
  • You're Just A Country Boy | ALISON KRAUSS
  • Cherokee Shuffle | Traditional
  • Away Down The River | ALISON KRAUSS
  • Ashokan Farewell | Traditional
  • El Cumbanchero | MICHAEL ON BANJO
  • Song For Life | ALISON KRAUSS
  • My Baby Thinks He's A Train | ROSEANNE CASH
  • Busy Bee Cafe | MARTY STUART
  • Road to Columbus | Traditional
  • Forever and Ever Amen | RANDY TRAVIS
  • Minor Swing | ACOUSTIC SWING
  • I'm Goin Be Movin | BLUEGRASS GOSPEL
  • Kentucky Waltz | WEDDING CEREMONY
  • Love Letters In the Sand | ACOUSTIC SWING
  • Cincinnati Rag | Traditional
  • Redwing | Traditional
  • Southbound | Doc Watson
  • Grandfather's Clock | MICHAEL ON BANJO
  • Sledd Ridin | OSBORNE BROTHERS
  • Let The Light Shine Down On Me | BILL MONROE
  • I'm Ready To Go Home | Louvin Brothers
  • Up This Hill And Down | ACOUSTIC SWING
  • Sing, Sing, Sing | Bluegrass Gospel
  • Jesus Hold My Hand | BLUEGRASS GOSPEL
  • Workin' On A Building | BLUEGRASS GOSPEL
  • Would You Go With Me | JOSH TURNER
  • Tennessee Waltz | BLUEGRASS
  • Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown | COX FAMILY
  • This World Is Not My Home | BLUEGRASS GOSPEL
  • Mozart's Rondo Ala Turk | FEATURING MICHAEL ON BANJO
  • Margaret's Waltz | Traditional
  • Flower In The Wildwood | BLUEGRASS
  • Wildwood Flower | BLUEGRASS
  • I'll Be All Smiles Tonight | COX FAMILY
  • Keep On The Sunnyside | BLUEGRASS
  • Long Tall Texan | BLUEGRASS
  • Mcintosh | MICHAEL MCLAIN
  • Lorelei | MICHAEL ON BANJO
  • Star Of Munster | IRISH INSTRUMENTAL
  • Katy, Bar The Door | Michael McLain
  • Head Over Heels In Love With You | TRADITIONAL BLUEGRASS
  • Listening To The Rain | TRADITIONAL BLUEGRASS
  • Doxology | Featuring Michael on Banjo
  • Rose Of Old Kentucky | TRADITIONAL BLUEGRASS
  • Sunny Side of the Mountain | TRADITIONAL BLUEGRASS
  • Blue Moon of Kentucky | TRADITIONAL BLUEGRASS
  • Nobody's Darlin' But Mine | WEDDING
  • Battle Hymn Of Love | WEDDING
  • Never Ending Love For You | WEDDING
  • Ode To Joy | J.S. Bach - Wedding Ceremony
  • Twilight and Mist | Traditional
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring | J.S. Bach - Wedding Ceremony
  • I Cross My Heart | GEORGE STRAIT
  • Be Thou My Vision | Instrumental Hymn - Wedding Ceremony
  • What A Friend We Have In Jesus (Instrumental) | Instrumental Hymn - Wedding Ceremony
  • Amazing Grace | Instrumental Hymn - Wedding Ceremony
  • Come Thou Fount | Instrumental Hymn - Wedding Ceremony
  • There Is A Fountain | Instrumental Hymn - Wedding Ceremony
  • Our Song | Rosemary Ware
  • Just As Long As I Have You | Lisa Deakins


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