As the War and Treaty, Michael & Tanya have been compared to the likes of Ike & Tina Turner. With funky bass lines, keys, lap steel, acoustic strings, and stripped-down percussion, they create a swampy Southern soul bed for the couple’s transcendent vocals, it is no wonder they are Americana Music Association’s 2019 Emerging Act of the Year. Michael is a wounded warrior who found his voice while serving in Iraq, when he was pulled from the frontlines to write songs for the fallen. Tanya is a lifelong artist, drawn to singing’s power to take another’s pain away. This tour-de-force swaggers with confidence only gained by artists who are wholly, proudly, themselves. Their full-length Rounder debut Hearts Town is due September 25, 2020.