Mary McBride and her band have released four albums – “Everything Seemed Alright,” “By Any Other Name,” “Every Day Is a Holiday,” and "The Way Home." Mary and her band members have performed thousands of live shows and have collaborated, performed or toured with Blondie, Chubby Checker, Cyndi Lauper, 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, Sugarhill Gang, B52s, Indigo Girls, and Ziggy Marley. Their fifth album, “Maybe I’m Dreaming,” will be released in 2014.
Mary has most recently been touring as a Cultural Envoy and since July of 2011, Mary and her band have performed in more than seventeen countries, including Russia, Saudi Arabia, Albania, Argentina, Pakistan, Vietnam, Taiwan, Afghanistan, Turkey, Iraq, Algeria, Laos, Panama, and Costa Rica. This December, she will tour Indonesia.
The Huffington Post wrote, “Mary McBride radiates a special combination of gregariousness and drive, and her work feels like loving arms reaching around the world, through music.” The Washington Examiner added, “Mary McBride is one of those performers who takes real action to make a difference in people’s lives.”
James B. Smith, U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, wrote about Mary: "Mary McBride's music touched our souls. But her character struck an even deeper chord with our Saudi hosts.” An T. Le, U.S. Consul General, U.S. Consulate Ho Chi Minh City, hailed Mary’s performances as “spellbinding” and William Martin, US Consul General in Karachi, Pakistan, wrote that “Mary’s music inspires joy and friendship...she is an extraordinary talent."
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, directed by Ang Lee, and also was chosen by Elton John to sing at the 35th Anniversary Concert of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.”
Mary is the founder of THE HOME TOUR, which brings musical concerts to the homes of people who otherwise would not have access to live music. The tour, which The Washington Post describes as “extraordinary,” travels throughout the U.S. and abroad to "places people call home," including facilities such as long-term health care centers, homeless shelters, orphanages, prisons, homes in supported-housing communities, homes for people living with HIV/AIDS, homes for disabled veterans returning from service; and homes for people living with mental and physical disabilities.