Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke 

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Joe & Sheila share a common heritage of Irish & Native American traditions
that comes from the Appalachian region of
Kentucky and West Virginia, now based in Ann Arbor/Detroit Michigan.
They have used their experiences and their visions in the writing of this profound recording.
A perfect blend of Universal and Timeless Americana, Folk, & World music with powerful lyrics and beautiful voices.

With that in mind, we ask you to consider
Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke

Their debut CD release Everybody Has A Purpose
was released in late 2015.
With songs like the highly charged Soldiers In The Army Of Mercy & Peace
which immediately received the 2015 Global Music Award for Folk Song Of The Year, and the universally uplifting title track, this record becomes a must for all audiences.
It has been described as sounding more like a career spanning greatest hits album, than a debut CD.
'Soldiers In The Army O Mercy & Peace has been chosen and is receiving airplay and great response in the Holy Land at the borders of conflict between Israel, Palestine, & Lebanon.

Joe & Sheila received back to back Detroit Music Awards for
World Music Songwriters Of The Year in 2013 & 2014.
While onstage at Detroit's 2015 Concert Of Colors
they were presented with a Michigan Governor's Award for
Artistic Excellence and their efforts for Social Justice, Peace, & Cultural Diversity
by their State Representative.
On June 1, 2017 Joe Kidd was inducted into the Michigan Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
December 2018 brought them World Songwriters Award - Best Duo.
On April 10,2019 Joe & Sheila received a Congressional Certificate of Recognition from the U S House of Representatives while onstage at Dearborn Center of the Performing Arts.

Joe & Sheila have appeared in Mexico (Hyatt Ziva Resort Hotel), Ontario Canada, and across the USA from
Brooklyn NY (17 Frost Theater), to Nashville TN (Tootsies World Famous Orchid Lounge), to Hollywood CA (Genghis Cohen Theater), they appeared in Joshua Tree Ca (J T Saloon), Serpent Mound Ohio, The Ark (legendary folk venue) in Ann Arbor Michigan, to name a few concert appearances.
Michigan/Midwest region shows are too many to mention. A short list of recent appearances is documented in the TOUR section of our official website.
A UK/Ireland tour is in the planning stages at this time.

The record is enjoying international airplay in UK, Israel, South Africa, Mexico, Australia, Germany and more, as well as countless radio and internet stations across America.

It recently received the Soldiers Of Peace Award from Ear 2 The Ground Music Blog NYC.
The CD is also receiving unanimous critical praise (as evidenced on the official website).
It is available on ITunes, Amazon, AmazonUK, and all great outlets.
The last track on the CD, 'Waiting For That Flower To Bloom' is also featured
on the new benefit compilation album titled 'Songs For Standing Rock Vol 5'.

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most recent TV appearance - PBS

most recent album review - Nov 25 2018


Everybody Has A Purpose - 2015


Global Music Award - Folk Song of the Year - 2015

World Songwriter Award - Best Duo - 2018

Detroit Music Award - World Music Songwriters of the Year - 2014

Michigan Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - 2017


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