Singer-songwriter Mary McBride founded The Home Tour in 2010 to bring live music to the homes of people who otherwise would not have access to live music. THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER calls Mary “one of those performers who takes real action to make a difference in people’s lives. CNN adds, “Singer Mary McBride is on a mission. She is performing and touching hearts, reaching out and connecting people through music.”
Mary has most recently been touring as a Cultural Envoy for the U.S. State Department and has performed “home tour concerts” in Russia, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iraq, Pakistan, Laos, Vietnam, Taiwan, Turkey, Afghanistan, Algeria, and in Europe in Italy and Albania.
James B. Smith, U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, wrote “Mary McBride’s music touched our souls.” U.S. Consul General An T. Le in Ho Chi Minh City, described the Home Tour in Vietnam as “spellbinding performances that left audiences in three different cities crying out for more,” and William Martin, U.S. Consul General in Karachi, Pakistan called Mary “an extraordinary talent.”
Mary’s band, which includes Paul Carbonara on guitars, guitar, Greg Beshers on bass, Jon Spurney on keyboards, and Mark Boquist on drums, plays a wide range of American music, including rock ‘n roll, blues, country and soul. They have released four albums – “Everything Seemed Alright,” “By Any Other Name,” “Every Day Is a Holiday,” and “The Way Home.”
Mary received significant acclaim for her performance of “No One’s Gonna Love You like Me” on-screen and on the soundtrack of the Academy-award winning film Brokeback Mountain and also performed at the 35th Anniversary Concert of Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.
Mary and her band members have performed thousands of live shows and have collaborated, performed or toured with Blondie, Chubby Checker, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Cyndi Lauper, Delbert McClinton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Joe Cocker, John Prine, Koko Taylor, LL Cool J, Lou Reed, Marcia Ball, Maria Muldaur, Natalie Merchant, Patti Smith, Mavis Staples, Philip Glass, Ray Davies, Son Volt, Sugarhill Gang, B52s, Indigo Girls, Tony Joe White, and Ziggy Marley.