The following is our standard intro letter.
We hope that this contact is useful to you and that your will appreciate our work.
The new album is written and being rehearsed now. Recording facilities are being considered.
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, Bluegrass, & 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.
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.
In autumn of 2019 Joe & Sheila completed their first Western European tour appearing in England, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland.
Michigan/Midwest region shows are too many to mention. A short list of recent appearances is documented in the TOUR section of their official website.
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 Nashville.
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'.
We Thank You for your consideration and your good work.
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