MICHAEL AND JENNIFER MCLAIN BAND (THE BANJOCATS)

  • From Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Michael plays banjo, Jennifer plays mandolin (although Jennifer is also an award-winning banjo player).
  • A husband-wife duo, they began performing together in 1997 as the McLains with Michael’s brother Raymond. Raymond departed the band in 2000.
  • Michael was a member of the McLain Family Band, Sam Hill (which later morphed into Crucial Smith), Claire Lynch and the Front Porch String Band. He was also a music instructor at Belmont University.
  • Jennifer is an accomplished session musician and vocalist, and she also holds a masters degree in counseling.
  • Michael and Jennifer also perform with a group called The Banjocats.
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