Rounder Records has signed duo The War and Treaty, with their first project for the label set to release next year.
Rounder President John Strohm remarked, “We are beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to work with The War and Treaty, a group that utilizes incredible vocal talent and extraordinary songwriting chops to deliver an affirming message of unity and inclusiveness that is very welcome in this age. They encompass many of Rounder’s genre traditions while crafting a fresh, exciting sound that is entirely their own.”
The duo, comprised of Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount-Trotter, formed in 2014. Their rootsy soul brand of music and gospel-steeped harmonies have made them local favorites in the Nashville music scene and beyond. Earlier this month, they earned two nominations at the Americana Music Association’s Honors & Awards, including Duo/Group of the Year and Emerging Act of the Year.
The War and Treaty just finished several tour dates opening for Al Green, and have support slots scheduled with Brandi Carlile and Jason Isbell, as well as festival appearances for Dierks Bentley’s Seven Peaks Music Festival, among others. They were also the subject of a CBS Sunday Morning profile on May 26, which delved into Michael’s history as an Iraqi War veteran, Tanya’s early career as both an actor and musician, as well as their current success as The War and Treaty.
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