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Michael and Jennifer McLain & the Banjocats Bluegrass Band from Nashville, TN

Will travel up to 25 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 70 Reviews
  • 114 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2007
  • 15 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: 2023 - 2012 (9 years!) The duo or 4-piece band 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 Glen F.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on April 26, 2022From Nashville, TN

If you are looking for a talented, professional, and accommodating band, who are talented at what they do, I would not look no further than Michael and Jennifer and the Banjocats. I enjoyed every second working this Michael and Jennifer. I appreciated their thoroughness, attention to details, communication, kindness, and most of all their music. I will recommend them time and time again to anyone for any event.

Review by Kathleen J.

WeddingReviewed on May 7, 2019From Nashville, TN

Michael and Jennifer McLain and the Banjocats were simply effortless to work with and so incredibly kind. They are true professionals. They knew exactly what to do and what time to do it. They can read a crowd really well and need little to no instruction. They're very experienced and professional yet friendly and very easy to work with. Everyone at the wedding kept saying how wonderfully talented they were. I can’t say enough good things about them and I strongly recommend them to anyone.

Review by Judson W.

WeddingReviewed on June 30, 2019From Knightstown, IN

You only allowed 5 stars! They are absolutely outstanding! Obviously happy to join in with us. Treated us like family. The perfect choice! We would definitely have them again

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  • 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 - Our Own Bluegrass Version
  • Swept Away | Avett Brothers
  • Banjo Showpieces | Featuring Michael and Jennifer on Banjos
  • 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
  • Country Roads | John Denver
  • Restless | Carl Perkins
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown | Michael and Jennifer On Two Banjos
  • Ring of Fire | Johnny Cash
  • Coat Of Many Colors | Dolly Parton
  • Act Naturally | Buck Owens
  • I Can't Give You Anything But Love | Acoustic Swing
  • 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
  • Wouldn't Matter To Me | Featuring Kori Caswell
  • 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
  • Rocky Top | Traditional Bluegrass
  • Maiden's Prayer | Traditional
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast | Traditional
  • Last Thing On My Mind | Featuring Kori Caswell
  • God Bless The Broken Road | Rascal Flatts
  • Whoa Mule | Jennifer on Banjo
  • 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 | Wedding / Randy Travis
  • Minor Swing | Acoustic Swing
  • I'm Goin Be Movin | Bluegrass Gospel
  • Kentucky Waltz | Wedding ceremony
  • Love Letters In the Sand | Acoustic Swing
  • Troublesome Creek | Banjo
  • Cincinnati Rag | Traditional
  • Redwing | Traditional
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 | 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
  • Old Joe Clark | Michael and Jennifer on Two Banjos
  • Gracie | Michael McLain
  • Katy, Bar The Door | Michael McLain
  • Boom Town | Jennifer McLsin
  • 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
  • Pardon Me | 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 | Wedding / 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 | Wedding / Hymn (Instrumental)
  • Our Song | Wedding / Original
  • Just As Long As I Have You | Wedding / Original

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