Although they’ve only been around for a few years, the group The War And Treaty is comprised of two veteran musicians: married couple Michael and Tanya Trotter. Their debut record, “Healing Tide,” which came out in the summer of 2018, features collaborations with Americana, bluegrass and country legends like Sam Bush, Emmylou Harris and Buddy Miller (who also produced the album).
Recorded in Miller’s home studio in Nashville, the record’s sound is distinctly country-soul so that list of luminaries isn’t off base. But the duo have the confidence and experience to effortlessly bend genres and can shift gears into straight-ahead rock-n-roll soul freakouts on the drop of a dime. Case in point: the album’s title track.
The War And Treaty played the song “Healing Tide” at the Pickathon Woods Stage at this past summer’s festival in Happy Valley, Oregon. It was a gritty and energetic performance that showcased why the powerful vocal duo have received serious comparisons to the Ike and Tina Turner Revue. It really is that good.
The War And Treaty’s album, “Healing Tide,” is out now via Thirty Tigers.
Every month this year, opbmusic presents songs recorded live at the Pickathon Woods Stage. These videos are hand-picked by opbmusic to showcase some of the festival’s most exciting performances.