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The Dreamer. The Drifter.

Daniel Kalicki - AKA - DownRiver Dan:

Blues Rock Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter

The question is often asked of me, 'Why did you start playing guitar?' My answer is... I had to.

It all started in 2004. My life, and many others were changed forever. The loss of my best friend, and source of inspiration, my mother. Heartbroken and lost, I found shelter in music i.e. the Blues.

Having an ear for the classic rock and blues records in my Dad's collection, it was a natural direction for me to go. I began playing guitar, later singing and eventually writing songs. In 2014 at age 21 I kick started a full-time career in music by releasing my debut original album, 'Without You.' Consisting of 10 original songs, the album has received widespread acclaim and received airplay around the world. In November 2019 I released my second album 'Here To This' and have again received incredible response. Performing nearly 1,000 shows since 2014, I've made music on some of the biggest stages around Michigan and now we're expanding into the Midwest and Florida. Along with music, I'm an outdoor fanatic and love to travel!


"DownRiver Dan, a modest name for an unassuming young player on the Motor City Blues scene. Like the industrial area he calls home, he’s served his apprenticeship working the jams and graduated to regular gigs in the tough blues bars of Detroit. With his second CD of all original material “Here To This” Dan Kalicki and his band of Billy’s, Reyna on drums and Salisbury on bass, Dan has given his songs a modern middle class edge. He’s not laying down his mojo hand or bragging about the back door man but with a calm inter-strength and burning guitar licks Dan takes on modern blues conflicts with an air of confidence earned in the streets."
Roger & Margaret White (CJAM FM)

See YOU on the Road!




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