Clubs and theaters are the domain for most singers, but not Mary McBride.
The singer-songwriter has embarked on a unique tour of different places that people call home, including several affordable housing developments.
Her scheduled stops include a July 17 show at Chuska Apartments in Gallup, N.M., which was developed by the Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico. It is the first property under Enterprise Community Partners’ Rural and Native American Initiative.
McBride is also set to appear at some of Skid Row Housing Trust’s properties in Los Angeles in July.
The multi-city tour reaches people who otherwise would not have have access to hear live music, she said. Other stops include homeless shelters, hospitals, and prisons.
The tour coincides with the release of the singer’s fourth album, The Way Home.
McBride has toured with Willie Nelson, Koko Taylor, Blondie, and others. Many know her for performance of “No One’s Gonna Love You Like Me,” both on-screen and on the soundtrack of the film Brokeback Mountain.