US rocker to hold charity concerts in Taiwan: AIT


TAIPEI–American country rocker Mary McBride will hold free charity concerts in Taiwan as part of an effort to share music with people living in shelters and orphanages, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) said yesterday.

Besides performing mini concerts for different non-profit organizations, McBride will perform at two larger events in Taoyuan and Pingtung for the general public later this week, according to a statement released by the AIT, the organizer of the concerts.

McBride’s four mini shows will be played before the Taoyuan Yi-de Long-term Care Center, Kaohsiung’s Yen-chou Nursing Home, the Liugui Orphanage and Kaohsiung American School, the AIT said. The artist will perform “original songs representing the legacy of American country rock music,” according to the AIT, the agency that represents the United States’ interests in Taiwan in the absence of diplomatic ties. McBride and her four member band have been bringing concerts to the homes of people who have limited access to live music, including facilities such as long-term health care centers, homeless shelters, orphanages, prisons, shelters for HIV/AIDS patients and the disabled, the statement said.