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 their profound recordings.  A perfect blend of Universal and Timeless Americana, Folk, & World music with powerful lyrics and beautiful voices.

With that in mind, we introduce you to
Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke.
The 2020 International Tour was cancelled, but the duo is performing regularly online.  This year has given them the time and opportunity to concentrate on writing and recording the demos for the new album.
 
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 became an important addition to the folk music canon.
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 annual World Music Festival 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. 
Fall of 2019 brought Best Acoustic Song from Clouzine International Music Magazine.
The recognition continues.  On August 15 2020 Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke received an International Singer-Songwriter Association award for Vocal Duo Of The Year. 
 
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, Woodstock New York, Gettysburg PA, Atlanta GA, Branson MO, to name a few concert appearances this season.  
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.
In October 2019 Joe and Sheila completed their first European Tour.
They visited 8 countries in 3 weeks (England, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, & France).
 
In September 2017, at the Michigan State Fair, Sheila Burke launched Just Want To Be Myself, the first installment of her acclaimed children's book series. 
In May 2020, Joe Kidd published his first book of verse and illustration titled The Invisible Waterhole, available exclusively on Amazon.
 
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.
 
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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recent TV appearance - PBS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oaym161yH2g
 
recent album review - Nov 25 2018
https://geoffwilburmusic.com/2018/11/25/joe-kidd-sheila-burke-everybody-has-a-purpose/
 
 
concert photos with descriptionshttp://www.joekiddandsheilaburke.com/photo_gallery/

Previous events

Sep5

ThumbFest Music Festival

Shores of Lake Huron, Downtown, Lexington Michigan 48450 USA

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke appear for the 2nd year in a row at Thumbfest 2020. The festival highlights live acoustic music, with multiple stages throughout the picturesque town of Lexington, MI. Great regional and national Folk, Americana, World, and Bluegrass musicians play music, teach workshops, and sit in on jams.

Aug1

International Singer Songwriter Association Awards Ceremony AfterParty

Georgia Racing Hall Of Fame, 45 GA-53, Dawsonville, Georgia

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke return by invitation for the 2nd year in a row to appear in concert at the ISSA Awards after party along with a number of award winning and talented artists.

May29

10th Annual John Hartford Memorial Festival

10th Annual John Hartford Memorial Music Festival, 5163 SR 135 N (Bill Monroe Memorial Hwy), Morgantown, Indiana

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke join a fabulous lineup of major Americana, Folk, & Bluegrass artists such asSam Bush, The Dillards, Bad Livers, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades,and many, many more for this annual 4 day celebration of the life and career of the great John Hartford. Live from the Bill Monroe Music Park in Bean Blossom Indiana.  May 27,28,29,30.

May7

Acoustic Songwriter Showcase

Jubilee Music Store, 3105 North Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills - Kitty Hawk North Carolina USA

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke join a lineup of talented musicians from around the world for a 3 hour showcase of amazing music.

Apr26

Big Barn Jamboree

Bobs Big Barn Jamboree, 1417 Johnson Street, Lake Odessa, Michigan

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke appear by invitation for the 4th time in 4 years with an incredible lineup of Mid Michigan country music stars. Recorded video and audio for worldwide broadcast.  

Apr24

Dales Last Friday Folk Music Showcase

Bank Theater Ontario, 10 Erie Street South, Leamington, Ontario

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke join Dale Butler and a line up of many of Ontario's most talented folk musicians for their annual April visit to The Bank Theater.

Mar3

Ghostlight Showcase Night

Ghostlight Hamtramck Planet Ant Theater, 2314 Caniff Street, Hamtramck Michigan

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke join a list of talented artists for a night of powerful acoustic music.

Jan31

Folk Music Showcase

Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church, 129 Simcoe Street, Amherstburg, Ontario

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke return by invitation as part of the new format for this gathering. There will be 4 featured artists for 1/2 hr each to complete this 2 hour special event.  

Jan20

Martin Luther King Memorial Concert & March

Saint Matthew Saint Joseph Episcopal Church, 8850 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke

join fellow Motor City artists, activists, & marchers

by invitation for the 4th year in a row

for this annual celebration of the life and work

of Rev Dr King.  

Jan12

Detroit Blues Society - Attic Dwellers Gathering

Attic Bar - PLAV #6, 9545 McDougal Street, Hamtramck, Michigan

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke join the circle of talented musicians from the Detroit area for this monthly marathon of music and friendship. Musicians of all genres and all insturments gather to share stories and songs in the historic city of Hamtramck Michigan.

Jan12

Acoustic Showcase at Velodrome

Lexus Velodrome, 601 Mack Avenue, Detroit, Michigan

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke join a long list of acoustic musicians for a presentation in this most unique venue. A giant air filled dome housing an olympic bicycle racing track with a beautiful state of the art staging area in the center midway complete with bar and cafe.  Very Cool. 

Dec15

Rock 4 Tots Christmas Benefit Concert

Freddy's Bar & Grille, 40000 Garfield Road, Clinton Township, Michigan

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke are invited back for the 2nd year in a row to join Michigan's premier Rock & Folk musicians in this 2 day festival to raise  money and awareness for the children who otherwise would not be able to enjoy the gifts of this holiday. Produced by the one and only Joe Evangelista.

Dec9

Up and Doing Christmas Celebration

1st United Methodist Church, 72 Oak Street, Wyandotte, Michigan

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke provide the soundtrack to this annual Christmas Extravaganza intended to bring joy and excitement to the season.

Dec7

Alien Xmas Christmas Call In Fundraiser

Alien X Radio, 6428 Madison Street, Taylor, Michigan

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke live in studio from 11am - noon singing songs, telling stories, supporting chrismas for children. You are invited to join us and take part in the celebration at this website http://alienxradio.com/36hours/?fbclid=IwAR0lsgbNitQEE0FNUuGFJcf2K06ifUWqRB9WIr_5RPnvCcVemaUZb1m93Hc   and call in to join Joe & Sheila at this telephone number 1.313.444.8919

Nov10

META PEACE Detroit Center for Border Free NonViolence

Al Malek Restaurant and Conference Hall, 28937 West Warren Road, Garden City, Michigan

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke join host Siham Awada Jaafar and guest speakers Nicole Ramos & Huwaida Arraf to present and afternoon of music, speakers, and  an award ceremony to celebrate and bring higher awareness to the issues of injustice and violence. Delicious meal provided.

Nov8

Church House Concerts

Amhurstburg Community Church, 125 Alma Street, Amhurstburg, Ontario

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke return to join a lineup of excellent hand picked artists for an evening of original music and surprises in a new and exciting venue. Hosted by the very talented Phil Kasurak.

Nov6

Showcase Night at Paddlewheel

Paddlewheel Lounge, 9 South Boardwalk Ave, Branson, Missouri

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke appear for the first time in the Music Capitol of Branson Mo. to join a list of talented musicians for a night of original and traditional music.

Oct25

Fibril Illusions Art Exhibit

James R DeSana Center For Arts & Culture, 81 Chestnut Street, Wyandotte, Michigan

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke provide the original soundtrack to this unique art exhibit of mixed media including textile, fabric, sculpture, jewels, paint, and other fiber materials. Curated by artist, designer, & publisher Cheryl Zemke, this will be a once in a lifetime meeting of the arts.

Oct20

Bluegrass & Folk Music Jam

Woldumar Nature Center, 5739 Old Lansing Road, Lansing, Michigan

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke join some of Mid Michigan's finest acoustic musicians for this afternoon concert in the beautiful surroundings of nature and this excellent facility.

Oct17

Broadcast Interview with Josie Passantino

The Josie Show, P O Box 8017, Bartlett, Illinois

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke spend 1/2 hour with Josie Passantino as guests of The Josie Show discussing music, songs, history, relationships and future plans. Plus a couple of songs from their CD titled Everybody Has A Purpose.

Join the Army of Mercy & Peace Fan Club here.

Join the Army of Mercy & Peace Fan Club here.

First Thoughts

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

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

//oo\\

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CONCERT APPEARANCES

Previous events

Sep5

ThumbFest Music Festival

Shores of Lake Huron, Downtown, Lexington Michigan 48450 USA

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke appear for the 2nd year in a row at Thumbfest 2020. The festival highlights live acoustic music, with multiple stages throughout the picturesque town of Lexington, MI. Great regional and national Folk, Americana, World, and Bluegrass musicians play music, teach workshops, and sit in on jams.

Aug1

International Singer Songwriter Association Awards Ceremony AfterParty

Georgia Racing Hall Of Fame, 45 GA-53, Dawsonville, Georgia

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke return by invitation for the 2nd year in a row to appear in concert at the ISSA Awards after party along with a number of award winning and talented artists.

May29

10th Annual John Hartford Memorial Festival

10th Annual John Hartford Memorial Music Festival, 5163 SR 135 N (Bill Monroe Memorial Hwy), Morgantown, Indiana

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke join a fabulous lineup of major Americana, Folk, & Bluegrass artists such asSam Bush, The Dillards, Bad Livers, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades,and many, many more for this annual 4 day celebration of the life and career of the great John Hartford. Live from the Bill Monroe Music Park in Bean Blossom Indiana.  May 27,28,29,30.