CLUBS AND THEATERS are the domain for most performers but not Mary McBride. The singer-songwriter recently embarked on a unique tour of different places that people call home, including several affordable housing developments.

Her scheduled stops included a July 17 show at Chuska Apartments in Gallup, N.M., which was developed by the Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico. She also appeared at Skid Row Housing Trust properties in Los Angeles.

The multi-city tour reached people who otherwise would not have access to live music, she says. Other stops included homeless shelters, hospitals, and prisons. The tour coincided 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 both on screen and on the soundtrack of the film Brokeback Mountain.