Acclaimed American country singer to tour Vietnam

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Singer-songwriter Mary McBride and her band will make a 10-day tour of Vietnam from April 4 to 14, visiting several provinces and cities throughout the country, including Ho Chi Minh City, Quang Tri, and Hue.

 

The American country music performer, who has released four albums, including "Everything Seemed Alright," produced by Lou Whitney, By Any Other Name, Every Day Is A Holiday, and The Way Home, will perform the concerts for free, according to an announcement from the US Embassy in Hanoi.

 

Mc Bride and her band members - guitarists Paul Carbonara and Mark Spencer, bass guitarist Greg Beshers and drummer Bobby Lloyd Hicks - will perform at 8 p.m. on April 6 and 8 at the Lan Anh Club in Ho Chi Minh City.

 

The band has also been invited to perform at the Hue Festival 2012 held in the central province of Thua Thien Hue, on April 8 and 9.

 

Invitation tickets for the concerts in Lan Anh Club, 291 Cach Mang Thang Tam Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, can be collected at the office of the US Consulate General , 8th floor Diamond Plaza, 34 Le Duan Street, District 1, HCMC.

 

McBride wrote the Oscar-award-winning film Brokeback Mountain's soundtrack No One's Gonna Love You like Me and was invited in 2008 by Elton John to perform at the concert to celebrate 35th anniversary of the release of his world-renowned album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

Charity performances 

As part of the release of "The Way Home" in 2010, Mary launched The Home Tour in the summer of the same year. Hailed by Elle as "one of the year's most influential music moments and the summer's most altruistic tour, the music project brought Mary and her band to play at "places people call home" -  including supported housing communities, long-term health care centers, homeless shelters, homes for people living with HIV/AIDS and homes for people living with mental and physical disabilities.

 

The band played for the elderly in Washington, DC; for Navajo families living in supported housing in New Mexico; for children in the Treme' district in New Orleans; for a farm worker community in rural Washington State; for veterans recovering from injuries and living indefinitely at a VA hospital in Long Beach, CA.

 

 

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