Celebration•Reviewed on April 29, 2017•From 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
Concert•Reviewed on September 23, 2021•From 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.
Wedding•Reviewed on April 15, 2017•From Weaverville, NC
We inquired about Michael & Jennifer for our wedding that was just three months away; they responded promptly and amazingly, were available! They were reasonably priced, and agreed to let my musician brother play several songs with them. Talk about accommodating! Their music was the perfect backdrop for our Western North Carolina wedding.
Wedding•Reviewed on September 18, 2015•From Dexter, MI
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!)
Rehearsal Dinner•Reviewed on November 8, 2013•From Lenoir City, TN
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!!
Concert•Reviewed on December 10, 2016•From Harriman, TN
The band was a wonderful addition to our program, received much positive feedback from our audience, and was a pleasure to work with overall from beginning contact to concert break down!
Celebration•Reviewed on February 28, 2015•From Charlotte, NC
Michael and Jennifer did an amazing job at my house party. They were able to accommodate my venue and budget; and suggested a paired down version of their full band, to just the two of them and it worked out beautifully. I wanted a more intimate, casual music environment and they delivered exactly the mood I was hoping for; warm, engaging, fun. They took great care to make sure the acoustics were right in my home, and let me participate in the song selection and even learned a special song I wanted for the event. And they are both lovely to work with; pleasant and helpful. I would hire them again in a hearbeat!
Wedding•Reviewed on May 24, 2015•From Boulder, CO
Delightful people, superb musicians. Flexible, helpful. They made for a memorable "sound track" for our wedding weekend--the rehearsal dinner, the ceremony( many of our guests raved that church music was "best ever") and the reception. They are great but showed no ego-- graciously allowing some (pretty talented actually) guests to play a song and even helping out with a base line and fiddle.
I would have them again ( and might--i've got one more kid) in a heartbeat. Only one qualifier. Michael is too humble to be an MC-- I would not ask him to do that. (But he'll do whatever you ask, with a smile.
And amazing musical gifts.