As we head into spring, we are looking forward to the 2017 season with upcoming shows in six states, radio and tv promotion for our new CD and more! We hope you will enjoy hearing about our latest news.
Here is a road pic from the studio of WSM 650's "Nashville Today." We talked about our new CD, what's going on with our band and played a couple songs live in the studio.
We will be returning to Arrington Vineyards for select dates in 2017. Come on out, bring a blanket and enjoy some great music, catered picnic, wine tasting and the evening sunset! Free admission. Shows are from 2-6pm.
A copy of our new CD, "Hit The Road And Go" is complimentary with your $15 admission. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Kids Outreach lessons program. This will be a special duo show. Stick around for jamming afterwards (with Jambalaya and coconut cake). Crooked Road General Store
Monday, June 12 @ 6:30pm – 8:30 pm
6292 Gate City Highway, Bristol, VA 24202
The General Store is part of the Crooked Road network of music venues in Virginia. Previous guest artists include Ralph Stanley, Dale Ann Bradley, Rodney Dillard, Lulu Roman and many others. Supper before the show begins at 5:30pm. Isis Music Hall
Tuesday, June 13 @ 7:00 PM
Main Stage: 743 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806
This restored 1937 movie house has become a premier live music venue. We are glad to be the host band for this “Tuesday Night Bluegrass” show. Executive Chef, Chris Jones, recently celebrated a win of “WNCW’s Battle of the Burger!” Enjoy a burger or a petit tender steak at the Isis dining room while at the show. WEEU Radio Sound Room - Video Shoot
Friday, June 16 @ 2:00 PM
34 North Fourth Street, Reading, PA 19601
We will perform for a live studio audience in this vintage radio themed sound room. The session will be recorded in hi-def and available online through the Reading Eagle on YouTube. Mountain Folk Festival
Saturday, June 17 @ 2:45pm & 6:45pm
Sunday, June 18 @ 12:45pm & 3:45pm
415 Hartz Road, Fleetwood, PA 19522
This festival is part of the 16-day Berks Country Fest: An Americana Jamboree. Also performing at the festival is the Tennessee Mafia Jugband. KASU Concert Series
Monday, June 26 @ 7:00 PM
The Collins Theater, 120 W. Emerson Street, Paragould, AR 72467
We hope you can join us for this “Bluegrass Monday” show sponsored by KASU (91.9 FM), the public radio station at Arkansas State University! Bluegrass in the Park Concert Series
Monday, July 10 @ 7:00 PM
Bellerive Park, 5570 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63111
The backdrop for the stage is the Mississippi River! Bring the whole family for this outdoor concert.
"Hit The Road And Go" Promotion
We are thrilled that Claire Ratliff is helping us with publicity for our new CD! With her agency, Laughing Penguin Publicity, Claire has worked with many bluegrass and country artists. She was previously Marketing Director for the Nashville Business Journal and worked with Columbia Pictures Entertainment.
"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
"acoustic guitar work, once again, is sparkling" - Skope Magazine
"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" - Gashouse Radio
Some exciting news! We will soon have new booking representation! We will let you know details soon. For now, you can continue to contact us directly for booking: firstname.lastname@example.org.