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Eric Nadel's Birthday Benefit for Focus on Teens featuring The War and Treaty plus Nicole Atkins

The War and Treaty, Nicole Atkins

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$35.00 to $55.00
Date
Wednesday
April 29, 2020
Time
Doors 7:00pm
Showtime 8:00pm
Location
The Kessler (map)
1230 W. Davis St.
Dallas TX 75208
The 9th annual Eric Nadel Birthday Benefit provides operating funds for Focus on Teens, an amazing non-profit that supports the over 5,000(!!) homeless kids attending schools in DISD. The benefit features a concert by The War and Treaty, and an incredible live and silent auction with unique memorabilia and dining and baseball experiences not available elsewhere.

For information on sponsorships and VIP tables and Suites. contact Keith Price: kprice@focusonteens.org 

As The War and Treaty, Michael and Tanya Trotter serve up healing and pain robbing with freewheeling joy on their new full-length album, Healing Tide. Funky bass lines, keys, lap steel, acoustic strings, and stripped-down percussion create a swampy Southern soul bed for the couple’s transcendent vocals. A tour-de-force produced by Buddy Miller, the collection swaggers with confidence only gained by artists who are wholly, proudly, themselves.

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. “You have to have a deep place of love within yourself to be vulnerable,” Tanya says. “With The War and Treaty, we allow people to see two people that are not perfect. We get on stage. We sweat. We’re overweight. We yell. We get ugly, we scream! My hair comes loose. We’re vulnerable––naked––in front of people, and it’s a chain reaction. It allows them to be vulnerable, too.”

The War and Treaty’s music and stories bring tears and goosebumps, but ultimately, more is at work. “I want people to feel like we care,” Michael says. “When you think about artists, you don’t think about that.” He pauses and grins broadly. “But that’s the way I want the world to feel about The War and Treaty.”

 

 

All Ages