The Albion duo of Michael and Tanya Trotter has impressed critics with its new album, which led the way on a chart that also featured four more new entries, including Peace to Mateo and Joshua Davis.
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Rolling Stone magazine describes the title track an “infectious soul shouter.”
NPR music said the album boasts “sensual heat,” with “hard-charging rock and soul originals” and “powerful testimony.”
American Songwriter raved that it’s “nothing less than inspirational” with a “beaming outpouring of positivity and joyous approach to life and love” that “encourages togetherness in these troubled times.”
Suffice to say, Michigan’s The War and Treaty has captured the hearts of national media outlets – not to mention pretty much every fan who has seen the exuberant, Albion-based duo of Michael and Tanya Trotter perform live.
So it’s no surprise that their brand new, Nashville-fueled studio album, “Healing Tide,” would also jump straight to the top of the Hot Top 5 for August – the regional release that earned the most airplay at WYCE (88.1 FM) last month.
Much-respected guitarist Buddy Miller produced the 11-track album, calling on an incredible cast of guests, including Emmylou Harris, Brady Blade and Sam Bush.
The duo is crisscrossing the country in support of the new release, with shows this month in Las Vegas, Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York and a return to the AmericanaFest in Nashville, where they first made a big splash last fall. In early November, they’ll play two straight nights at The Ark in Ann Arbor. (Read more about The War and Treaty and the new album in this Local Spins feature.)
The August Hot Top 5 was chock full of new names, with electronic/hip hop/beat music artist Peace To Mateo (Matt Black) making his chart debut at No. 2 with his latest album, “Some Strange Reason,” followed by Grand Rapids blues-rock band Barrel Bones with “Blues and Blood,” Traverse City singer-songwriter Joshua Davis’ “Secondhand” and Grand Rapids funk/rock/pop band The Hacky Turtles’ “Sonder.”
Listen to songs from all five releases via the Local Spins Top playlist at Spotify below.
LOCAL SPINS AUGUST HOT TOP 5 ON SPOTIFY
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