Powerhouse vocal duo The War And Treaty announce today that Buddy Miller and Valerie Simpson of Ashford & Simpson will join as special guests for their musical salute to Ray Charles during AMERICANAFEST NYC on Aug. 6th. Presented by the Americana Music Association in partnership with Lincoln Center and its Summer for the City series, The War And Treaty will kick off the night with brand new music during their headlining set prior to an additional hour-long tribute to Ray Charles, which will also feature The Shindellas as the Raelettes. For more information on the free event click here.
Watch a highlight from the The War And Treaty performing during Ray Charles’ induction at the CMHOF.
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 “continue their commando, no-limits journey to the top of the music world” (Associated Press) as they 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. 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. Performing 40 performances internationally and stateside already this year, the 2021 International Folk Music Awards “Artist of the Year” continue on with their headlining dates after their overseas trek which included the Glastonbury Festival in the United Kingdom. For more information visit www.thewarandtreaty.com.