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2018 Bio - 250 Words

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2018 Rider



Praise for The War & Treaty:

"If you are planning to see any live music this summer, we are told our next guests are the ones to see." - NPR, All Things Considered Summer Music Preview: The War and Treaty Debuts Healing Tide

"Hey Bonnaroonians, don’t you dare oversleep in your tents -- The War and Treaty, a masterful roots band from Michigan, will be on stage early in Manchester this June, and are not to be missed. The group is fueled by husband-and-wife team Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount, 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 into a performance you’ll remember long after Eminem and The Killers take the stage." - The 10 Bands You Need to Know About for This Year's Festival Season, Billboard

"You know how you occasionally hear about some major musical talent who once played on a Monday night at a small club in your town, before their career went into the stratosphere? This is one of those nights. Michael Trotter and Tanya Blount-Trotter, who record as The War and Treaty and recently released their debut EP “Down to the River,” might be the most powerful thing to hit soulful Americana music since the Staple Singers." - Peter Blackstock, Austin360

"A late addition to the showcase lineup after Americana mainstay Buddy Miller had to bow out with illness, husband-and-wife duo The War & Treaty did not disappoint. With an introduction by Emmylou Harris and support from Miller's all-star backing band, Michigan-based Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount-Trotter nearly leveled the Cannery Ballroom on Thursday evening. Mixing primitive blues, R&B and gospel-style shouting, War & Treaty's songs like "Hi Ho" and "Down to the River" were tense and hypnotic, shrouded in darkness but punching their way to the light. Even the ailing Miller couldn't be kept away, grabbing his guitar to sit in with the band for one song." - AmericanaFest 2017: 20 Best Things We Saw, Rolling Stone Country

"Michigan’s The War and Treaty provided yesterday’s big bang. Cloudbursts of emotion thundered from their buoyant voices through the Carter Family’s “No Depression.” “My home’s in heaven,” War and Treaty’s Michael and Tanya-Blount Trotter sang explosively, “I’m going there.” A crowbar couldn’t have cracked the sunny smile of Rhythm & Roots board member Ed Stout. They sang. He and the crowd burst like mighty clouds of joy. “Their voices are a tough act to follow,” said Stout. “It’s like the Rolling Stones trying to follow James Brown.”" - 90th Anniversary Tribute to the 1927 Bristol Sessions wraps up Rhythm & Roots, Bristol Herald Courier