Programs and Events
U.S. Singer Mary McBride Brings Country Rock to Istanbul and Bursa
May 24-25, 2012
Best-selling American singer-songwriter Mary McBride and her band will perform on Thursday, May 24 at 20:00 at Bogazici University’s Garanti Culture Center in the Ayhan Sahenk Salon in a free concert open to the public. She will also hold a public concert at 20:00 on Friday, May 25, at the Bursa Municipality Cultural Center. This is the first time she is performing in Turkey. Her tour is sponsored by the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul.
Mary McBride and her Band
Singer-songwriter Mary McBride burst onto the U.S. touring circuit when she released her debut album, “Everything Seemed Alright,” produced by Lou Whitney. The album immediately drew critical praise and the attention of Grammy award winner Delbert McClinton, who asked her to join his tour. Mary’s second release, “By Any Other Name,” featuring co-writes with Dan Baird (Georgia Satellites) and Steve Wynn (the Dream Syndicate) brought her more critical acclaim. HARP MAGAZINE called it “a masterpiece, impeccable in every crevice.” McBride’s third album, “Every Day Is A Holiday,” described as “fun and flirty” in PEOPLE and “soulful” in the BOSTON GLOBE, featured a duet of “Do You Hear What I Hear” with actor/singer Patrick Wilson. Mary has performed over 500 live shows in the U.S. and Europe, including tour dates with Blondie, the Indigo Girls, the B52s, Cyndi Lauper, Koko Taylor, Tony Joe White, Delbert McClinton, Joe Cocker, Maria Muldaur, Jerry Lee Lewis, and the late Clarence Gatemouth Brown. Mary performed “No One’s Gonna Love You like Me” on-screen and on the soundtrack of the Academy-award winning film Brokeback Mountain, along with tracks from Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Rufus Wainwright, Steve Earle and others. For more information, visit www.marymcbride.com.