" We were privileged to have two of the most talented and compassionate musicians in the area join us. You two are wonderful - many thanks."
META Peace Team
“At first sight, with his acoustic guitar in hand, unwavering smile, long white hair and ample necklaces and bracelets, you would think that Joe Kidd is a West Coast hippie, straight out of the 60's.
Last month, Kidd, along with his partner Sheila Burke, won the prestigious Detroit Music Award for Outstanding World Music Songwriters of the Year. Burke and Kidd have been working together for a little under a year.
Burke says that the music she produces with Kidd is multi-cultural, embraces diversity and speaks to the heart. Burke who is of Native American and Irish descent said the group's cultural diversity allows it to provide music appeal to everybody.
"Our music is socially aware, without being political. Spiritual, without being religious," said Kidd. "We want to be the voice of the people who don't have a voice."
Kidd says that he has been influenced by Arabic music for years and owns an oud, a stringed instrument commonly used in the middle east.”
Arab American News
“... Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke, along with many other amazingly talented and dedicated artists gathered together in 2011 to produce this record as an act of love & compassion to our brothers & sisters suffering the effects of the tsunami & the resulting radiation pollution ... every penny goes directly to the suffering people ...
- liner notes for - MUSIC FOR JAPAN - A COLLECTION OF SONGS BY INDEPENDENT ARTISTS FOR THE RELIEF EFFORTS IN JAPAN -”
“easily one of the most exciting duos around, fronted by actual, authentic, revolutionary poet/singers.
“A huge thanks Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke for attending, supporting, and rocking the Phoenix Cafe Saturday at the Peace Nick Marathon for Peace. Wow! One day you are a gifted folk singer/songwriters and the next you are rockin' like Neil Young and Crazy Horse. Your set was amazing, inspirational, and truly a joy to witness (and only one of three that night? Awesome!).
You are tireless workhorses in the brotherhood of peace. Love you guys...”
“Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke write songs of struggle, thanksgiving, celebration, liberation, peace & love ...This duo is a well rehearsed organic experience of acoustic & electric music that tells the truth and rocks the audience. Its clear that these people were born to do what they are doing. 100% thrilling, brilliant & amazing.
"i will never forget you"