Uphill Drive


Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.


Dan and Kim Calton met in February 2010; Him from Fresno, California her from Coastal
Maine. Separately they had each pursued music since their youth. Dan played rhythm guitar,
wrote and arranged original material and performed vocals in a family band named Dead No
More. His style reflects his eclectic interests in anything from Donovan to Yes to World music
and almost everything in between. He is a multi-instrumentalist and owns 3 guitars, bass, a
sitar, an oud, viola, keys, bowed psaltery, mandolin, harp, hand percussion as well as
harmonica. After regional success in central California, Dan moved north to Eureka, California
where he met Kim.
Kim has been singing since she could speak; writing songs since she could write. She got her
first guitar when she was 16 and has enjoyed playing ever since. She was chosen as a
songwriting finalist at the 2004 Tucson Folk Festival and one of her songs, “The
Wanting Game”, won her the Down east Country Music Associations song of the year. Her
music is easily adapted to a number of genres including alternative folk, traditional and new
country, adult contemporary, new folk, blues and alternative rock. Her ability to connect with
audiences prompted one fan to write, “I have heard her CD's and she is even better in person!”
Together they have found an original way of expressing music, straight from the heart
cutting across all genres. There focus is positive alternative music with a message.

Screen name:
Member since:
Jun 16 2013
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
55 years


Yes, Larry Norman, Snow Patrol, Mumford and Sons, Enya, Old folk, Pink Floyd, E.L.P., Genesis, Coldplay, Contemporary Acoustic Music, European World Music, Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Lucinda Williams, Sean Colvin, John Denver

Members Of Band

Dan Calton, Kim Calton


Martin 6 string, Taylor 6 string, Seagull 12 string, Gibson L6-S Electric, Fender Strat, Epiphone Les Paul style Bass, Marshall Half Stack, Marshall Acoustic Amp, Kustom Bass Tube Amp, Mandolin, Oud, Sitar,Viola, Celtic harp, Bowed Psaltery, Autoharp, Harmonica, Assorted Percussion