Dan Menzone started playing the guitar at age seven and added the five string banjo at thirteen. He toured for nineteen years with the Connecticut based bluegrass band Traver Hollow until it disbanded in 2004 due to health issues with the lead singer/guitarist. Dan decided to branch out on his own and thus began the journey of Frostbite.
In 2005, Dan joined Wyatt Rice and Rickie Simpkins to produce an album of original pieces. Dan composed 8 tunes on the first project which is titled Menzone Drive and was released in June 2006. Menzone Drive received fantastic reviews in Bluegrass Unlimited, was nominated in the International Accoustic Music Association program for best instrumental album, and had a track selected for a radio drama presentation.
Immediately after that recording, Dan began pulling together new ideas for a second project and the creation of a long-lived bluegrass band. With FROSTBITE, he's achieved something spectacular. Again, Wyatt Rice and Rickie Simpkins joined Dan, and then came Ron Rice, Adam Steffey, Rob Ickes, Richard Bennett, and Don Rigsby. Together this group created a phenomenal work of bluegrass art.
Dan intends to keep FROSTBITE alive and growing. He is working on booking venues throughout the US and already has an ear out for a third project.