Down to the River — The War & Treaty

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The-War-&-TreatyMichael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount are a dynamic duo that captures a soul-punch of grit with a pure Gospel-holler of melodies and natural funk rhythms to invite all who enjoy life’s trials and triumphs to rally, heal and celebrate.

Trotter found his calling on the battlefields of Iraq where music became the release of burden. His powerful voice served as a release to his fellow soldiers who labored through the loneliness and suffering of extended missions of war.

After serving our country, he found a kindred voice and soulmate in Blount (internationally acclaimed recording artist best known for her performance in the movie Sister Act 2 singing “His Eye Is on the Sparrow”). She possessed the companion piece to his passion, birthing the instant legendary duo, The War & Treaty. Now married, they have created an intimate, vintage blues explosion of soul-folk-gospel that is as sweet as apple pie with a smoky BBQ pit of flavor. 

Their debut release, Down to the River, is a raw tap into what will be an expansive catalog of experiential and relatable heart and soul. Every track is laden with expressive soul-fire vocals and shoe-stomping rhythm. No matter the venue, The War & Treaty will fill it with pure and ferocious fire.

–Chris Rucker