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The War and Treaty - August 2018

Augusts’s Artist To Watch is The War and Treaty
Husband and wife duo Michael and Tanya Trotter gained a lot of attention after their last minute gig at last September’s Americana Music Festival. They perform a mix of soul, R&B, gospel and blues and are set to release their debut album, Healing Tide, produced by Buddy Miller, on August 10th. Their story is a compelling one: Michael learned his musical craft as a soldier fighting in the Iraq War. He met Tanya when the two were playing a music festival and forged a musical partnership that flourished into their marriage. Their musical message is one of hope and optimism, and their live performances are uplifting and inspiring.

Here’s a video on VuHaus of them performing the song, “Hearts,” and an interview they did with All Things Considered host Michel Martin