About the speaker

Micah Dalton is the co-founder of ATL Collective and lead singer and songwriter of Dwayne Shivers.

ATL Collective is a non-profit that empowers and connects Atlanta’s music community through preservation, building relationships, and education. For 10 years, ATL Collective has reimagined over 75 timeless albums and built a significant connection hub for the Atlanta’s music community while doing so. Right now, ATL Collective hosts a monthly, virtual professional development program called Hump Day Hang that builds space for Atlanta’s music makers to develop relationships and gain special knowledge in their areas of focus.

Dwayne’s 2014 debut EP, recorded in Athens, GA, was marked as a “batch of new-generation spirituals and fleecy, exquisite blues” by CMT Edge. From 2015-2017 Dalton worked to finish the Dwayne Shivers debut full-length album along with Anthony Aparo (Improvement Movement), Brooklyn-based producer Jeremy McDonald (Kevin Garrett, Welcome Wagon) and mix engineer Jason Kingsland (Belle & Sebastian, Deerhunter, Iron & Wine).” In 2017, single “Waking Light” (with Kyshona Armstrong) was featured on CBS’ “Criminal Minds,” ABC’s “Conviction,” and CBS’ “Salvation.” The debut album “Buffered & Blest” was released in March 0f 2019. Dwayne’s most recent single “Are You Nice?” (Feat. Portier) was released in July 2020 and produced by Anthony Aparo and Dan Gleason of GROUPLOVE.

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