The War And Treaty
Wednesday September 7, 2022 08:00 PM EDT
CL Critic Hal Horowitz Recommends: Married couple Michael Trotter, Jr. and Tanya Blount have been burning up stages as the oddly named The War and Treaty since even before their acclaimed 2018 recorded debut. Although gospel based, their music incorporates plenty of soul, country, blues, folk and even rock. Hang on because they explode live — especially when they trade lead vocals. Arrive early for newcomer country pop singer Blevins, whose 2021 debut was a highlight of last year. — HH
From the venue:As the War and Treaty, spouses Michael Trotter, Jr. and Tanya Blount make impassioned soul music that draws on traditional folk, country, R&B, and spirituals, often combining them all. After winning fans with their dynamic live shows, the duo's 2018 debut, Healing Tide, made a strong run on several Billboard charts and earned acclaim throughout the roots music community. They delivered a follow-up album, Hearts Town, in 2020.