The War and Treaty- The Red Cafe - Atlanta


On Tuesday evening, The War and Treaty’s “Love Up Tour” made it’s way to Atlanta.

The Red Light Cafe in Amsterdam Walk provided the perfect setting for an intimate night of laughs, tears, and phenomenal music courtesy of The War and Treaty.

The War and Treaty consists of war veteran, singer/songwriter, and keyboardist Michael Trotter, Jr, actress and powerhouse vocalist Tanya Blount (Sister Act 2), and stellar cello player Thilman Benham.

As soon as the trio took the stage, they felt like family…not only to each other, but to the audience as well.

Michael’s personality is a big as his warm smile and the love and chemistry between he and Tanya filled the room along with their gorgeous vocal and lush harmonies.

Thilman, who Michael and Tanya affectionately call their “fourth child,” is a gentle spirit who makes the cello sing like an angel.

The War and Treaty’s superb blend of Country, Soul, Americana, and Folk makes their music resonate with your soul.

From their flirty single, “Whoa Darlin,” which tells the story of how they met, to “Hustling,” to their heartbreaking song, “Martha,” about a soldier writing home to his wife, The War and Treaty left it all on the stage.

Without a doubt, it was one of the best concerts I have ever attended.

See photos from the show on page 2.