McLains have mastered their art... immaculately produced outing... its chief distinguishing feature is virtuosity... a classy, top shelf professional release from two supreme stylists in the genre... a great deal of timing and years of playing that goes into making music this challenging sound so effortless.
- Gashouse Radio
acoustic guitar work, once again, is sparkling.
- Skope Magazine
may just be the perfect Bluegrass album… downright moving in its display of the band's prolific talent.
- Roughstock Magazine
textbook bluegrass, page one, and delivered with the gusto that defines the best the genre has to offer.
- Band Blurb
Throughout the album, Jennifer McLain’s crystal-clear vocals (sometimes joyous, sometimes plaintive, always truthful) are wed to Michael McLain’s incredibly skillful musicianship. It is a relationship that creates just the right atmosphere to showcase each of the twelve tracks.
quite a satisfying work of musical art.
- Vents Magazine
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Corporate Event Testimonials
- Louise S. - John Hancock Financial Services, Nashville, TN
We could not have been more pleased with the performance at our event by the Banjocats. Entertaining. Engaging. Talented. Brought a smile to the faces of our 1,500 + guests as they enjoyed the music and showmanship.
- Bob M, Director, Boy Scouts of America, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, TN
The Banjocats were perfect for our event! Michael and Jennifer are not only extremely talented, but also extremely friendly and easy to work with. The music was enjoyed by all and certainly was a nice addition to our evening.
- Marty T, Meeting Management, Boy Scouts of America, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, TN
Absolutely wonderful. The kindest most down to earth group of people I've ever met. They have astonishing talent and really bring the life to the party. Everyone at our corporate event loved them! I hope to get to see them again soon and I would recommend them to absolutely everyone! They are just a treat to have.
- Kayla G - Hanel Storage Systems, Westin Resort & Spa, Hilton Head, SC
I would recommend Michael to anyone looking for bluegrass or country music. I had several of my clients that are not necessarily Bluegrass fans come to me and ask if I would book them for their functions. They were great. Looking forward to the next time.
- Charlie President & CEO CSI Meetings, LifePoint Healthcare, Nashville, TN
Our experience with the Banjocats was fantastic. They played at the banquet for our meeting and everyone really enjoyed them. Also, they were very nice and very easy to work with. I would recommend them to anyone.
- Kacie A - Scientific Conference Banquet – University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
"Wow! What an incredible performance. If you like Alison Krauss you are going to love Jennifer's voice. Both Micheal and Jennifer are outstanding musicians and I would highly recommend them both. They played at an employee appreciation type event and the team loved them. They really made the event. We only had Michael and Jennifer play but the duo was awesome. I can only imagine how good it would have been with the entire band. Check out their CD if you have never heard them!"
- Richard C. - TVA - Watts Bar Nuclear Facility, Spring City, TN
The Banjocats are an AWESOME Bluegrass band and I would highly recommend them to anyone who is considering a Bluegrass band. They were so easy to work with and extremely accommodating on last minute changes we had to make.
- Deborah A - Salvus Center, Hendersonville, TN
Amazing! I'm so glad I got to book them for our event! They were just perfect!
- Michael M - Georgia Career Institute, Columbia, TN
What a delightful team! Michael and Jennifer make music that is foot-tapping, hand-clapping good. If you have the opportunity to incorporate this team into your next event, grab it, hang on and enjoy.
Betsy M, Director, Camp Caesar, Cowen, WV
Perfect performers for the event. Will definitely consider using in the future.
- Mark E - Kentucky Dragon Boat Races, Paducah, KY
"They are a first class professional group of fine musicians and singers. Our live audience absolutely loved their performance at our television taping. We will have them back for future shows."
- Tim W - Executive Coordinator and Host of PBS-TV's "Song of the Mountains," Marion, VA
"Excellent! Exceeded our expectations, we will book them again and enthusiastically recommend to others."
- Joseph W - Possum in the Park Festival, Glen Saint Mary, FL
“We couldn't have asked for a more professional group of artists. The music and talent is outstanding. The ages of our guests range from 30-85 years and everyone was commenting on how talented they were. We would recommend them for any type of gathering. Several of the guests commented that had never had heard bluegrass before and they were blown away. If you are looking for a bluegrass and/or gospel band…….look no further…..this is the ONE !!!!!! Thanks guys! Fantastic job!!”
- Emily G - Events Coordinator, Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club, Citrus Hills, FL
"Choosing performers for our monthly Bluegrass concerts is a task that I thoroughly enjoy. It is especially gratifying when the audience and the performers all get caught up in the music and the atmosphere. That is one of the reasons why I heard so many great compliments about Michael and Jennifer McLain’s performance on our stage on October 18th. You can tell that they really love singing and playing for their audience and our audience loved them. They are 2 of the sweetest people that I have ever met and I cannot express my appreciation to them enough for coming and sharing their talent and the music that they love so well with the folks in Sparta. It was certainly a joy and a blessing to all who attended and was an evening that we will not soon forget. I am anxiously awaiting their performance in August of 2020 when they will return to us once again."
- Angie W - Booking Coordinator, City of Sparta, TN
This group was extremely talented and professional to work with. They responded to my requests in a very timely manner, and I wouldn't hesitate to book them again!
- Beth H - Sounds on Dumont Bluegrass Festival, Scottsville, KY
The band certainly brought enthusiasm and 'flavor' to our concert. We received much positive feedback from our audience, and the McLains were a pleasure to work with overall from beginning contact to concert break down!
- Ranell L & Brenda L - Appalachian Christmas Concert at the Princess Theater, Harriman, TN
Wonderful folks to work with! Very talented performers! The crowd really enjoyed Michael and Jennifer McLain & the Banjocats performance. I can't say enough good things. They were awesome! We look forward to working with them in the future. We would highly recommend this group for any event!
- Kara B - Jamestown Rotary Bluegrass Festival, Jamestown, TN
I loved the music and greatly appreciated the way Michael and Jennifer went about their performance as well as all the details to get ready for the evening. So many guests have told me how much they enjoyed the music.
- Marsha G - Birmingham, AL
Wow! The Banjocats were amazing. They sounded perfect for my event. They were kind enough to play acoustically downstairs at the venue and then move upstairs for the dancing. People keep asking me about the band and my father-in-law is actually planning on seeing the band play at a local festival! I would highly recommend this band. We had such a good time.
- Leah B - Troy Hayner Center, Troy, OH
The ceremony music was lovely, and made me cry. Michael and Jennifer added so much to our cocktail hour. We received many compliments on how beautifully they play. The Banjocats are all very talented and were the perfect choice for both the ceremony and cocktail hour. Having them there made our evening even more special and memorable. I wanted to thank them in this way for the beautiful performance they did for our family and friends at Casey and Alan's wedding at Yew Dell Gardens.
- Wendy B - Yew Dell Gardens, Louisville, KY
The Banjocats 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!
- Callie S, Loveless Cafe, Nashville, TN
Michael and Jennifer McLain were a wonderful addition to our wedding. They were true professionals and the music was incredible! I would recommend them to ANYONE!
- Stephen G, Huntsville, AL
We were delighted with the Banjocats! We loved the music they provided for our rehearsal dinner party and they were extremely professional. If you are looking for some amazing talent and want to spice up your party with some bluegrass music, they will not disappoint! Absolutely loved them and got compliments all night on the music and fun.
- Lisa M - City Park, Tuscumbia, AL
You guys were beyond perfect and I'd like a do-over but at least Bill recorded our special songs and we have your CD. Thanks so much to you and your band for making our wedding so special. The dance with daddy has gone viral on FB. 956 views with Jennifer's beautiful voice in the background.
- Carolyn S, Bride, Dublin, VA
Private Event Testimonials
- Clinton U - Covington, GA
Banjocats have a wonderful blend of talent, sound and personality. Their beautiful music was the highlight of our event. They worked closely with me determining music selection and in every way, made our event absolutely wonderful and memorable. I am still receiving accolades from our guests about the music and everyone asks how I was able to find them. I highly recommend them for whatever occasion you are hosting. They are professional in every way and their sound has a wide appeal. Thank you Banjocats for making my event turn out exactly the way I had hoped.
- Pamela C - Goodlettsville, TN
The Banjocats were the perfect band for our daughter's Barn wedding and reception. Everyone enjoyed their wonderful bluegrass music throughout the evening. I loved the fact that they were able to play some traditional ceremony music in addition to entertaining the crowd during the reception. Michael handled the details before the wedding so professionally and sent us a CD of various songs they play. I would highly recommend the Banjocats to others!
- Mary A - Chattanooga, TN
Normally I don’t write reviews but absolutely had to because the Banjocats are AMAZING! We hired for our outdoor, rooftop party in Chicago but it rained and we didn’t have a contingency plan. The Banjocats were so flexible, patient and willing to make anything work. We dragged them from full outdoor setup to outdoor acoustic to indoor acoustic to outdoor full setup again plus they were carrying their equipment and instruments each time! But that doesn’t compare to their great talent. They knew how to get the crowd going, mix it up, feature each player and really create a wonderful atmosphere for our party. Would absolutely hire them again in a heartbeat!
- John H - Chicago, IL