American Mary McBride band has given a concert in Gusar. The band is visiting Azerbaijan under the US Department of State`s Cultural Envoy program. It is designed to promote intercultural understanding and friendship between Americans and Azerbaijanis. The band will also travel to Guba, Baku, Salyan, Lankaran and Nakhchivan.
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.