Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke - Award Winning, International, Recording Artists And Songwriters

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke - Award Winning, International, Recording Artists And Songwriters
In the 8 years that Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke have been together, they have created a sound that is powerful and unique in the world of acoustic music. Influenced by 60s Folk music, traditional Appalachian songs, Celtic melodies, the intensity of Bluegrass, Country, & Gospel standards, Classical atmospheres, African & Middle Eastern rhythms, Native American prayer chants, & world class Rock & Roll, Joe & Sheila incorporate guitars, autoharp, djembe, Native American sacred drum, and other diverse instruments from around the world to provide their original and uplifting music. They write socially conscious & spiritual songs of struggle, thanksgiving, redemption, and love. Their descriptions, interpretations & translations (often sung in different dialects) are testimonials to the human condition. Both are published poets/writers which gives their concerts the added power of the presence of the spoken word. This international duo have recently toured 26 states from New York City to Hollywood, Mexico, Canada, England, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, & Switzerland while remaining active in Michigan performing concerts at festivals, churches, powwows, television & radio broadcasts, benefits, and venues across the midwest region.  Joe & Sheila are 2 time recipients of the Detroit Music Award for Songwriter of the Year, Michigan Governor's Award, World Songwriters Award, 2019 Congressional Certificate from US House of Representatives, 2019 Clouzine Magazine Music Award for Best Acoustic Song, 2020 International Singer Songwriter Association Award for Vocal Duo of the Year.  Joe Kidd was inducted into the Michigan Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on June 1 2017.  Joe & Sheila have each published books of poetry, prose, and illustration.
Their debut CD titled 'Everybody Has A Purpose' was remixed in Burbank Ca. at Mad Dog Studios by Dusty Wakeman, and was Mastered by Peter Doell at Universal Studios in Los Angeles Ca. It was released on Tuesday September 29, 2015. With song titles like 'Soldiers In The Army Of Mercy & Peace' and 'The Veterans Song' and the title track, it is an offering that touches the heart, mind & soul of humanity. Wherever Joe & Sheila appear, their soaring harmonies and beautiful melodies shine a brilliant and unforgettable light upon their enthusiastic audiences.



When you say those words outloud you are empowering the world to perform great actions.

When you believe what you have said you are allowing the people that you encounter each day to move in new directions in order to change the world for the good of all.

Everybody Has A Purpose - is a change, a 180 degree redirection in the course of music.

No whiney voices, no phoney accents, no tired, worn out, rehashed, distorted guitar licks here. No singer/songwriter singing their diary out loud in monotone.

These are songs of courage and perseverance. Timeless and universal, these are songs that are instant classics, they are bound to catapult Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke to the top of every conscious music lover's list of favorites.

Years from now, when asked the question, "who do you consider your influences", the musicians of the future will answer "Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke" without hesitation.

Prior to release in September, this record has already received a number of international awards as well as acclaim from music critics and praise from fans around the world.

This is Folk Music for real folks, Country Music for the entire country, World Music for the whole world.

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke are humbled and grateful for what is happening around them and for the individuals that they encounter each day.

Their wish is that as you all move through time and space, that you remember - EVERYBODY HAS A PURPOSE ...




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Join the Army of Mercy & Peace Fan Club here.

First Thoughts

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke welcome you to our new home on the web.

With deep roots in FOLK, COUNTRY, BLUES, & ROCKABILLY, they are master songwriters and singers.  In every genre from British Rock, to Bluegrass, to World Music, they continue to prove that they are world class artists with a purpose.

This is the place where the new CD 'Everybody Has A Purpose' will be presented to the world.

We have given every effort and all of our energy to make this record both powerful and beautiful.

We are happy and excited that it has received a Global Music Award even before it was released, and that it has gotten great reviews from both fans and critics.

We are honored to have YOU here with us now.

 - peace to you - 

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke


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