The fest this year will feature The War and Treaty, the husband and wife duo of Michael and Tanya Trotter. They won the Emerging Act of the Year at the 2019 Americana Music Awards and the award came after a breakthrough 2018 when they released their debut Healing Tide. The disc was produced by Buddy Miller (who headlined the 20th McTell Fest).

In their review of the disc, Rolling Stone writes….husband-and-wife duo Michael and Tanya Trotter overwhelm with a message of positivity and love on their debut. Healing Tide centers the Trotters’ joyous, gospel-style harmonizing with superb country-soul arrangements and powerful statements of devotion.  Whether in a quiet hymn of adoration like “Hearts” or the soul-stirring “Love Like There’s No Tomorrow,” the Trotters’ deep affection for one another informs every aspect of this album, and shines like a beacon in troubled times.

For more on the duo visit: 

https://www.thewarandtreaty.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TheWarandTreaty/

reviews:

https://highwayqueens.com/2018/08/11/album-review-the-war-and-treaty-healing-tide/