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Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke | Everybody Has a Purpose

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Everybody Has a Purpose

by Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke

This CD plays like a "greatest hits" album instead of the first effort by this duo. These all original songs redefine foik music for the first time in decades. Beautiful and powerful, timeless and universal this record changes everything.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Everybody Has a Purpose
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2. Veterans Song (My Brother)
4:39 $0.99
3. Shadow At the End of the Road
5:18 $0.99
4. Will Do
3:46 $0.99
5. They Call It Romantic
3:16 $0.99
6. Soldiers in the Army of Mercy and Peace
6:08 $0.99
7. Sad Too Long (Weya Heya)
5:01 $0.99
8. Grandpa Was a Coal Miner
6:30 $0.99
9. Secret Recipe
3:49 $0.99
10. Just Want to Be Myself
2:35 $0.99
11. When the Secret Is Revealed
2:35 $0.99
12. Waiting for That Flower to Bloom
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Album Notes
Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke are serious about their work and their mission. In less than three years they have received the prestigious Detroit Music Award for Songwriters Of The Year two years in a row. Track six on this CD 'Soldiers In The Army Of Mercy And Peace' received the Global Music Award for Outstanding Folk Song in July 2015. Joe & Sheila were presented onstage during their set at 'Concert Of Colors' with the Michigan Governor's Award for their work to promote peace, social justice, and diversity among cultures.

After touring twelve states and two countries, these international, award winning, artists have produced "one of the best records of 2015" according to Blitz Magazine.

The influences here are obvious without naming names or making comparisons. This music is original and new. Its essence is truth & beauty.

The 12 songs were artfully and patiently recorded in Royal Oak Michigan at SoundScape Studios by Tim Smith.
They were remixed in Burbank California at Mad Dog Studios by the one and only Dusty Wakeman (Buck Owens, Dwight Yoakam, Jim Lauderdale, Lucinda Williams ...)
They were mastered brilliantly at Universal Studios in Los Angeles California by Peter Doell (Frank Sinatra, Joan Baez ...)

Joe & Sheila invited some of the best musicians in the world to join in the process :

Dusty Wakeman - Bass Guitar
Jackleen Diana Eve - Piano
Jere Stormer - Mandolin

Joe & Sheila are making it simple to become excited again about folk, world, americana, and country music.
No whiney voices, no phoney accents, no songs about skin tight blue jeans, no tired, worn out rehashed, distorted guitar licks here. This is Folk Music for real folks, Country Music for the entire country, World Music for the whole world.

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke humbly invite you into their world,
a new world where ... Everybody Has A Purpose.

- peace to you -




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Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke Have A Purpose
When you say those words out loud 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.