Dwayne Shivers is an indie blues duo, fronted by songwriter Micah Dalton. After over 10 years of touring, six releases, and critical acclaim as a genre bending soul folkster, Dalton noticed that certain songs and sounds hidden in his recordings resonated both live and on tape with fans in a more meaningful way. Songs with soulful biblical motifs, bible belt blues, and more intentional lyricism along with warm, uncompromising sonic tones, drew a more polarizing response from listeners. Raised a preacher’s son, Dalton says. “I wasn’t having a good time with the solo songwriter thing as much anymore. I got so lost in the shadows of what I didn’t want to do, that it felt like I need to re-name the act in order to be myself. Micah Dalton, as an artist, meant something that I didn’t want to perpetuate anymore – the whole thing is like a Trojan horse to get back into myself.”

In a loaded 2013, Dalton got married, moved to Brooklyn, and worked several jobs to supplement while facing an obvious professional crossroads. The he eventually worked over a batch of songs and put them to tape in Athens, GA in late 2014 and early 2014 with producer Paul Reeves. “Paul had a vision of a bunch of guys who met up in a country barn and played loosely into the night with the raw materials they could find around them. He used that theoretical scene as the main creative centering point throughout the process. It felt more like writing a film in that sense.”

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