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." In the past year, Mary and her band have performed in the US, Europe, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Pakistan, Laos, Vietnam, Taiwan, Afghanistan, Italy, Albania and Algeria. Mary has most recently been touring as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. State Department, for which she is also developing versions of the "Home Tour,” which she founded to provide live music concerts for underserved communities.
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 currently writing the score for a new musical, “The Nitpicker."
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 Home Tour 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.
Mary’s band includes Paul Carbonara on guitars, Jon Spurney on keyboards and guitar, Greg Beshers on bass, an Mark Stepro on drums. Mary and her band members have performed more than 1,000 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.