The War and Treaty are an American husband and wife duo of Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter Based in Albion, Michigan.
In 2018, Rolling Stone reported The War and Treaty’s debut album Healing Tide is due for release on August 10, 2018, describing the lead single as a ‘joyfully relentless title track, reminiscent of classic Ike and Tina Turner rock-infused soul.
On September 25, 2020, The War and Treaty released their sophomore studio album, Hearts Town, on Rounder Records. On April 18, 2021 they joined Dierks Bentley for a performance of U2’s “Pride (In the Name of Love)” for the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards.
The War And Treaty have amassed a following as eclectic as their sound itself with “voices that will stop you in your tracks” (Garden and Gun) and their bluesy but joyful fusion of Southern soul, gospel, country, and rock-and-roll. The husband-and-wife team of Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter recently earned a nomination for “Duo/Group of the Year” at the 2022 Americana Honors & Awards Ceremony and just signed their first major record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville. Ain’t no harming me is the second single of their 2022 album Lover’s game.
Known for a live show nearly revival-like in its intensity, they “build up waves of emotion that crash into a cathartic release of a tour-de-force performance,” (Austin-American Statesman) as the versatile duo has opened for artists such as Al Green, 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.
Ain’t no harming me is the second single of their 2022 album Lover’s game