The War & Treaty


Founded in 2014 by the husband-and-wife duo, Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter, The War And Treaty have emerged as one of the most electrifying new acts in American music, with a sound that cuts across the wide breadth of classic roots styles. Powerhouse vocalists with a lionhearted sonic blend – both roaring with passion and tender to the touch – the duo fuse country, soul, gospel, rock ‘n’ roll, and more into stunning gradients of dark and light and quench thirsty souls and shake the rafters of world-famous performance halls. Earning rave reviews across the board, the duo were named the International Folk Music Awards “2021 Artist of the Year” which has “made them more confident, sure-footed and less bound by category,” (Associated Press). Known to shake the rafters of world-famous performance halls, the duo has spent 2022 thrilling crowds across North America, Europe, Italy, Australia, Ireland and more. The duo has opened for artists such as Al Green, Willie Nelson, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, John Legend and Lauren Daigle while their multifaceted collaborative efforts include Dierks Bentley, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Leslie Jordan, Mumford & Sons, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Sturgill Simpson.They continue with their headlining dates as they launch their HEARTS ON FIRE TOUR, Sept. 7th at Atlanta, GA’s Terminal West. High-profile stops have included the UK’s Glastonbury Festival, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, multiple appearances at the Grand Ole Opry, a tribute to Ray Charles at the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2022 induction ceremony, recognition by the Americana Honors & Awards and more. For more information, visit