Acclaimed powerhouse duo, The War and Treaty, will embark on an extensive headline tour this fall with stops at Los Angeles’ Hotel Café, Louisville’s Headliners Music Hall, Pittsburgh’s Rex Theater, Boston’s Great Scott, Chicago’s Lincoln Hall and two nights at Ann Arbor’s The Ark among several others. Tickets go on-sale tomorrow at 10:00am local time. See below for complete details.

The shows celebrate a breakthrough year for the duo—made up of husband and wife Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount-Trotter— whose full-length debut album, Healing Tide, was recently released on Strong World/Thirty Tigers. Purchase/stream HERE. Produced by Buddy Miller (Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Wood Brothers), Healing Tide is already receiving widespread critical acclaim…

“The married duo Michael and Tanya Trotter convey an ecstatic, empowering sense of partnership that serves as the duo’s creative engine and core message.” –NPR Music

“…Healing Tide centers the Trotters’ joyous, gospel-style harmonizing with superb country-soul arrangements and powerful statements of devotion…” –Rolling Stone

“The music world…has definitely shown that it’s ready to love The War and Treaty.” –Billboard

“Two gorgeous, powerful voices harmonizing in a way only two people in love can.” –Paste

“…a powerhouse R&B duo who sound as though they were born to sing together.” –Associated Press

“If you’re within arm’s reach of the Trotters, you will be hugged. Repeatedly. But since their arms can’t physically encircle every listener, their powerful voices do the job for them on ‘Healing Tide’…” –The Tennessean

“Their music dances on the intersection of soul, gospel, country, and roots music, and when you hit play, you can almost smell the sweat rising from a riled-up crowd…the War and Treaty’s music is soul-shaking and raucous.” –The Boston Globe

“…it’s a powerful statement that The War and Treaty have arrived, and they’re carrying with them a bright light to ward off the darkness of these times.” –No Depression

“…a wonder of gospel-soul-country-rock-folk carried on their from-the-heart vocals, both of them capable of gale-force belting and whispered-breeze tenderness, sometimes, somehow, both at once.” –The Bluegrass Situation

Healing Tide includes 11 songs written solely by Michael and features Tanya (vocals), Michael (vocals, piano, Wurlitzer, Rhodes) and Miller (guitars, banjo) as well as Brady Blade (drums), Adam Chaffins (bass), Jim Hoke (organ, saxophone, autoharp, harmonica), Russ Pahl (pedal steel, banjo), Sam Bush (fiddle), Bill Huber (trombone), Matt Slocum (cello) and special guest vocalist Emmylou Harris on “Here Is Where the Loving Is At.”

Of the mission behind the album, Michael comments, “I hope people see our hearts on this record…I want people to feel like we care. When you think about artists you don’t think about that, but that’s the way I want the world to feel about The War and Treaty.”

Michael and Tanya took distinctly different paths to becoming The War and Treaty. Michael is a wounded warrior who found his voice while serving in Iraq, when he was pulled from the frontlines to write songs for the fallen. Tanya is a lifelong artist, drawn to singing’s power to take another’s pain away. The two met while performing at the same festival and became inseparable, going on to get married and create the musical collaboration that is The War and Treaty.

The release of Healing Tide follows a breakout year for the Albion, Michigan-based duo, whose debut EP, Down to the River, came out last July. The War and Treaty made headlines after a breakthrough performance at the 2017 Americana Music Festival & Conference, stepping up to fill an ill Buddy Miller’s spot. Rolling Stone highlighted the performance in their “AmericanaFest 2017: 20 Best Things We Saw,” praising, “Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount-Trotter nearly leveled the Cannery Ballroom…Mixing primitive blues, R&B and gospel-style shouting, War & Treaty’s songs…were tense and hypnotic, shrouded in darkness but punching their way to the light.” Additionally, Billboard featured the duo as one of “The 10 Bands You Need to Know About for This Year’s Festival Season” declaring, “two talents whose chemistry in the live setting is raw, joyous and spectacular. Both Trotter and Blount are propulsive singers, and their band seamlessly blends bluegrass, folk, gospel and soul.”

For more information, please contact Asha Goodman, Catherine Snead 615.320.7753 orCarla Sacks 212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co.

1. Love Like There’s No Tomorrow
2. Healing Tide
3. Are You Ready to Love Me?
4. Hearts
5. Jeep Cherokee Laredo
6. One and the Same
7. If It’s in Your Heart
8. Here Is Where the Loving Is At (feat. Emmylou Harris)
9. All I Wanna Do
10. It’s Not Over Yet
11. Little New Bern


*with Old Crow Medicine Show
†with Indigo Girls

September 7 /// Las Vegas, NV /// Big Blues Bender
September 8 /// Atlanta, GA /// Tabernacle*
September 9 /// Chattanooga, TN /// Moon River Music Festival
September 12-15 /// Nashville, TN /// AmericanaFest
September 21 /// Richmond, VA /// Maymont Park*
September 22 /// Bristol, TN /// Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
September 28 /// Dana Point, CA /// Ohana Festival
October 2 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Hotel Café
October 9 /// Englewood, NJ /// Bergen Performing Arts Center†
October 11 /// Glenside, PA /// Keswick Theatre†
October 12 /// Glenside, PA /// Keswick Theatre†
October 13 /// York, PA /// Appell Center for the Performing Arts†
October 14 /// New York, NY /// Beacon Theatre†
October 16 /// Asbury Park, NJ /// Asbury Lanes
October 17 /// Charlottesville, VA /// Jefferson Theater
October 18- /// Raleigh, NC /// Homegrown Music Fest 
October 19 /// Asheville, NC /// The Orange Peel
October 29 /// Louisville, KY /// Headliners Music Hall
October 30 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// Rex Theater
November 1 /// Uncasville, CT /// Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun
November 2 /// Allston, MA /// Great Scott
November 3 /// Fall River, MA /// Narrows Center For The Arts
November 5 /// Cleveland, OH /// Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
November 6 /// Chicago, IL /// Lincoln Hall
November 7 /// Ann Arbor, MI /// The Ark
November 8 /// Ann Arbor, MI /// The Ark
November 12 /// Milwaukee, WI /// Turner Hall Ballroom
November 13 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Cedar Cultural Center
November 15 /// Sun Valley, ID /// Sun Valley Opera House
November 17 /// Indianapolis, IN /// Hi-Fi Indy
February 10-17, 2019 /// Tampa, FL /// Cayamo Cruise