Rootsy soul duo, The War and Treaty, have announced a headlining concert at the Top Hat in Missoula on Friday, August 16, 2019.
Michael and Tanya Trotter, the married couple that is The War and Treaty, create their infectious sound with a special blend of roots, folk, gospel, and soul.
Their 2018 release, Healing Tide, uses funky bass lines, keys, lap steel, acoustic strings, and stripped-down percussion to create a swampy Southern soul bed for the couple’s transcendent vocals. A tour-de-force produced by Buddy Miller, the collection swaggers with confidence only gained by artists who are wholly, proudly, themselves.
“Affirming the essence of all things positive, healing and loving has seldom felt so good.” – American Songwriter
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. “You have to have a deep place of love within yourself to be vulnerable,” Tanya says. “With The War and Treaty, we allow people to see two people that are not perfect. We get on stage. We sweat. We’re overweight. We yell. We get ugly, we scream! My hair comes loose. We’re vulnerable––naked––in front of people, and it’s a chain reaction. It allows them to be vulnerable, too.”
“…the Trotters’ deep affection for one another informs every aspect of this album, and shines like a beacon in troubled times.” – Rolling Stone
The War and Treaty’s music and stories bring tears and goosebumps, but ultimately, more is at work. “I want people to feel like we care,” Michael says. “When you think about artists, you don’t think about that.” He pauses and grins broadly. “But that’s the way I want the world to feel about The War and Treaty.”
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 26th at 10AM at the Top Hat, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. All tickets are general admission standing room only with limited bench seating available on a first come first served basis. All ages are welcome. Additional ticketing and venue information can be found here.