Vinylly Friday Happy Hour with John Vettese! – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – March 16th, 2018

Vinylly Friday Happy Hour with John Vettese!

Vinylly Friday Happy Hour with John Vettese!

Every 1st and 3rd Friday

Fri · March 16, 2018

5:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

Free

The War and Treaty
The War and Treaty
"Last year at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville, I stumbled onto a show that within seconds blew my mind. It was my first introduction to The War and Treaty, a band I had never heard about until that night, when someone said I just had to hear them sing. You know that feeling when you see a new band for the first time, and you immediately recognize their power and talent and vision they have? Well, that’s what I felt when I saw Michael and Tanya sing. Their music was a powerful mix of R&B and soul and blues and gospel. It was inspiring and refreshing from the first note to the last. We’re really excited to be presenting them to Philly audiences for their debut. I promise you – you do not want to miss this. Hope to see you there.” - Bruce Warren. Program Director.


The War and Treaty: the name itself represents the pull between trauma and tranquility; music inspired by darkness and despair that ultimately finds a higher spiritual purpose. It’s a sound manifested on the group’s EP, Down to the River.

For Michael Trotter Jr., the journey began in 2004, when he arrived in Iraq, an untested soldier stricken by fear and self-doubt. His captain made it his personal mission to see to Trotter’s survival. The unit was encamped in one of Saddam Hussein’s private palaces, and in a forgotten corner in its basement, they found a black upright piano that once belonged to the dictator himself. When Trotter shared the fact he could sing, he was encouraged to teach himself to play piano on that confiscated keyboard. “I wrote my first song after that captain was killed,” Trotter recalls. “I sang it for his memorial in Iraq.” Soon after it became his mission to sing at the memorial services for those that had fallen. For the next three years, he sang songs that brought solace and comfort to the members of his unit. His efforts eventually garnered wider recognition as well. He came in first place in “Military Idol,” the army’s version of “American Idol,” during a competition held in Baumholder, Germany. Following his discharge, he was featured on the Hope Channel program “My Story, My Song.”
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/