Since forming in 2014, The War and Treaty have amassed a following as eclectic as their sound itself, a bluesy but joyful fusion of Southern soul, gospel, country, and rock-and-roll.
Known for a live show nearly revival-like in intensity, the husband-and-wife team of Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount-Trotter bring that exhilarating energy to Wolf Trap on Thursday, July 29!
The War and Treaty are known for winning audiences far and wide in their tours with the likes of Brandi Carlile and Jason Isbell. So when it came time to choose a title for their forthcoming sophomore album, The War and Treaty quickly landed on Hearts Town — the Nashville duo’s adoring nickname for their ardently devoted fanbase.
“Hearts Town is a neighborhood strictly made up of people who all share the same kind of heart: hearts that love, hearts that heal, hearts that don’t see division,” Michael said. “There’s all different types of people within that neighborhood, but they’re still somehow all working together — which is exactly the kind of town we want to live in.”
Watch the official music video for “Hey Pretty Moon” by The War and Treaty on YouTube:
Their full-length debut for Rounder Records, Hearts Town arrives as the follow-up to 2018’s Healing Tide, a widely acclaimed effort that recently saw The War and Treaty named Emerging Act of the Year by Americana Music Association. Mainly recorded at Blackbird Studio and featuring appearances by such esteemed musicians as Jason Isbell, Jerry Douglas, and Punch Brothers guitarist Chris Eldridge, Hearts Town was produced by Michael and co-produced by Tanya and the duo’s longtime guitarist Max Brown. And while the album unfailingly harnesses the thrilling vitality of their live set, each song spotlights The War and Treaty’s heart-on-sleeve storytelling and poetic simplicity with greater impact than ever before.
The War and Treaty
W/ Conor & The Wild Hunt
Thursday, July 29
Gates @ 6:30pm