“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.” – Maya Angelou
Singer-songwriter Mary McBride
and her band
travel the world as cultural envoys for the US State Department and travel the USA with The Home Tour
, bringing musical concerts and the transformative power of music to people where they live, whether it be long term mental health care centers, supported-housing communities, senior homes, homes for people with physical and mental disabilities or orphanages.
From Portland, Oregon to the Iraqi Safe Home For Children in Sadr City, Iraq., Mary and her band bring passionate music to those who may need it most.
Mary talks with me about her inspiration for The Home Tour, which started early in her career in NYC. It was a volunteer home visit to an elderly woman in Washington D.C., who wished Mary would return one day to sing for her in her home. The light went off, and the Home Tour was conceived.