Five questions with The War and Treaty, a country music power couple 'rooted in honesty'

Chuy Renteria
May 21, 2024
Little Village

Tanya and Michael Trotter Jr. are the driving force behind the award-winning country band The War and Treaty. They also happen to be husband and wife, having connected after Tanya watched Michael perform in a festival in 2010. Since that fateful encounter, their music has gotten attention and accolades from the Grammy Awards to the Country Music Association.

The War and Treaty
Photo Credit:
Englert Theatre and UTA


decorative diamond background


bipoc icondisabled iconlgbtq icon

Rainbow Rodeo

Rainbow Rodeo is YOUR queer country site, featuring art, essays, podcasts, interviews, and stories curated by the community, for the community. The articles are collected into a physical zine twice a year.

decorative diamond background


bipoc icondisabled iconlgbtq icon

Gay Ole Opry Playlist

Karen & the Sorrows have been building queer country community in Brooklyn by running the Queer Country Quarterly and the Gay Ole Opry ( since 2011. Most of these bands have come to play for us, but some we're still wishing on!

decorative diamond background


bipoc icondisabled iconlgbtq icon

Color Me Country

Hosted by Rissi Palmer, Color Me Country brings to the forefront the Black, Indigenous, and Latinx histories of country music that for too long have lived outside the spotlight and off mainstream airwaves.

Stay connected

The latest curated news, events, new releases and featured profiles and resources delivered to your inbox weekly.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.