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Michael and Jennifer McLain - The Banjocats

Bluegrass Band from Jacksonville, FL Will travel up to 2000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 23 Reviews
  • 31 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2013
  • 7 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: 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 Diane S.

CelebrationReviewed on October 8, 2022From Asheville, NC

The perfect backdrop to our mountaintop wedding!

Review by Pride W.

CelebrationReviewed on April 29, 2017From Asheville, NC

This band is absolute perfection. They "made" our event. The music was at a level few can achieve, and their flawless command of the room was notable. Pitch Perfect in all ways! The musicality and harmonies were fabulous. I can recommend this band with great enthusiasm. Take a look at their credits, and listen to their sound. It cannot be better. I am indebted to Michael and Jennifer, Dan, and Kori for sharing their great talent with us. It is real music, and the best of the best. My thanks! MPW

Review by Don M.

ConcertReviewed on September 23, 2021From Greensboro, NC

We could not have asked for a better group for our event than the McLains and their band. They were awesome and we will absolutely use them again. I think Jennifer thought I was being funny, but having been a professional musician for a number of years, it was so refreshing to hear a bluegrass band that was always in tune. I recommend them without reservation.

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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
  • I Will | Alison Krauss
  • Carolina In My Mind | James Taylor
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow | Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
  • Here Comes The Sun | Beatles - Acoustic Version
  • Swept Away | Avett Brothers
  • Banjo Showpieces | Featuring Michael and Jennifer on Banjos
  • Visit Our Website For Wedding Ceremony Selections | banjocats.com/weddings
  • Forever Young | Bob Dylan
  • When You Say Nothing At All | Alison Krauss
  • I've Just Seen A Face | Beatles - Our Own Bluegrass Version
  • Down To The River To Pray | Alison Krauss
  • Home | Philip Phillips
  • Steel Rails | Alison Krauss
  • Country Roads | John Denver
  • Song For Life | Alison Krauss
  • Restless | Carl Perkins
  • Do I Ever Cross Your Mind | Bonnie Raitt & Ray Charles
  • Ring of Fire | Johnny Cash
  • My Baby Thinks He's A Train | Roseanne Cash
  • Act Naturally | Buck Owens
  • I Can't Give You Anything But Love | Acoustic Swing
  • Offering | Avett Brothers
  • Forever and Ever Amen | Randy Travis
  • Away Down The River | Alison Krauss
  • Rocky Top | Traditional Bluegrass
  • You're Just A Country Boy | Alison Krauss
  • I Don't Know Why | Shaun Colvin
  • Sweet Georgia Brown | Acoustic Swing
  • Busy Bee Cafe | Marty Stuart
  • God Bless The Broken Road | Rascal Flatts
  • Would You Go With Me | Josh Turner
  • Lord, Don't Let Me Fail | Mahalia Jackson
  • Man of Constant Sorrow | Soggy Bottom Boys
  • Shuckin The Corn | Jennifer On Banjo
  • Fly Me To The Moon | Acoustic Swing
  • Maiden's Prayer | Wedding Ceremony
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast | Old Time Fiddle Tune
  • St. Annes Reel | Wedding Ceremony Recessional
  • Faded Love | Bob Wills
  • Cherokee Shuffle | Fiddle Tune
  • Ashokan Farewell | Wedding Ceremony Processional
  • El Cumbanchero | Jennifer and Michael - Banjo Duet
  • Road to Columbus | Bill Monroe
  • Minor Swing | Acoustic Swing
  • I'm Goin Be Movin | Bluegrass Gospel
  • Kentucky Waltz | Wedding ceremony
  • Love Letters In the Sand | Acoustic Swing
  • Cincinnati Rag | Fiddle Tune
  • Pardon Me | Jim & Jesse McReynolds
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown | Michael and Jennifer On Two Banjos
  • Redwing | Wedding Ceremony Prelude
  • Grandfather's Clock | Michael on banjo
  • Sledd Ridin | Osborne Brothers
  • Let The Light Shine Down On Me | Bill Monroe
  • On The Sea Of Life | Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  • Up This Hill And Down | Acoustic Swing
  • Sing, Sing, Sing | Bluegrass Gospel
  • Jesus Hold My Hand | Bluegrass Gospel
  • Workin' On A Building | Bluegrass Gospel
  • Tennessee Waltz | bluegrass
  • Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown | Cox Family
  • This World Is Not My Home | Bluegrass Gospel
  • Kentucky Wind | Contemporary Bluegrass
  • Those Memories | Contemporary Bluegrass
  • Mozart's Rondo Ala Turk | Featuring Michael on Banjo
  • Lady Of Spain | Michael and Jennifer on Two Banjos
  • Canon In D | Wedding Ceremony
  • Margaret's Waltz | Wedding Ceremony Prelude
  • 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
  • Old Joe Clark | Michael and Jennifer on Two Banjos
  • Gracie | Michael McLain
  • Katy, Bar The Door | Michael McLain
  • Boom Town | Jennifer McLain
  • Roving Gambler | Traditional Bluegrass
  • Are You Missing Me | Traditional Bluegrass
  • Head Over Heels In Love With You | Traditional Bluegrass
  • Listening To The Rain | Traditional Bluegrass
  • Rose Of Old Kentucky | Traditional Bluegrass
  • Going To See My Baby | 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 | Wedding - Classical
  • Twilight and Mist | Wedding - Classical
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring | Wedding - Classical
  • I Cross My Heart | George Strait
  • Be Thou My Vision | Wedding - Hymn
  • What A Friend We Have In Jesus (Instrumental) | Wedding - Hymn
  • Amazing Grace | Wedding - Hymn
  • Come Thou Fount | Wedding - Hymn
  • There Is A Fountain | Wedding - Hymn
  • Doxology | Michael on Banjo
  • Our Song | Rosemary McLain Ware
  • Just As Long As I Have You | Lisa Deakings

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