Joe & Sheila share a common heritage of Irish & Native American traditions that comes from the Appalachian region of Kentucky and West Virginia.
A perfect blend of Universal and Timeless Americana, Folk, Country, & World music with powerful lyrics and beautiful voices.
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 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.
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 State Representative George Darany.
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), Throughout 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) on January 7 2017.
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″.
Joe & Sheila are currently involved in two separate projects in UK.
A live CD recording for UNICEF, and a cover song to accompany a project officially endorsed by Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr based upon a Beatles painting from 1966 titled Art In A Corner. They are in the early planning stages for a 2018 UK tour.