Clinton Calton

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24:  Clinton Calton of The Manic Low performs during the 2012 Lacoste L!ve Concert Series at the Williamsburg Waterfront on August 24, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Charles Norfleet/FilmMagic)

Clinton Calton

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Program Administrator, Orange County
Clinton Calton has been part of the Orange County music scene for decades and is most notably known as the guitarist for “O.C. Punk Rock Band, D.I.” He has toured extensively, and recorded/produced music with many other artist such as: KMK, Ronnie King, Jack Grisham, Angelo Moore, as well as scoring soundtracks for film. 
 
From an early age, and going hand in hand with a lifestyle that he thought was part of being a musician, he was drinking and doing drugs. That lifestyle choice took its toll and in the end was no longer a choice. He was given a chance to enter a rehab in 2004 and has been sober since. 
 
“Everything that I aspired to and that meant something to me, family, friends, music, health, relationships, and so on, were becoming secondary to my alcoholism. Music has always been an instrumental and driving force in my life. Just sitting down and playing my guitar has gotten me through some difficult times, especially while in rehab and in early sobriety. Rock To Recovery allows me to utilize my experience and passion for both music and sobriety to help people in the treatment environment; when that window of opportunity for change presents itself.”