New Show Dates for 2014


Friday 4/18 Thunder Road in Oswego, 9:30-1:30




Sunday 6/8 Balloonfest in Oswego County-Sandy Pond, 8:30-10:00

Saturday 6/28 Balloonfest in Jamesville Dewitt opening up for Marshall Tucker Band, 5:15-6:30


Thursday 7/10 Bike Night, Mosquito Lounge in Binghamton, 6:00pm-11:00pm

Friday 7/11 Light House Lanes in Oswego 8-11. Bob Grafalo will be opening up going on at 6:00pm

Sunday 7/27 Harborfest in Oswego 3:00 to 4:15 at the river stage on the west side


Wednesday 8/13 The Avenue Summer Concert Series on Washington Ave in Endicott at 6:00pm

Monday 8/18 The Liverpool Concert Series presents Frostbit Blue at Johnson Park. free admission 7-9pm.




Saturday 10/4 Octoberfest in Maine, NY. Time to be announced.

CD REVIEW: Erik Viel - Off the Beaten Path
By Chip Withrow - 09/25/2007 - 02:03 PM EDT

"If an independent musician asked me for one piece of advice (none ever has, but here goes), it would be to make sure the first cut on your CD is a great one. Remember Mom and Dad saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”?"

" “I'll Be Loving You” is one of the highlights. Another vocalist, Nick Gravelding, packs the wallop this time, and this one smokes with funky jam-band intensity. Viel's multi-tracked, melodic guitars are particularly sweet."

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Songs from "Off the Beaten Path" are currently being played on WRFG 89.3 FM radio in Atlanta on the Good Morning Blues show hosted by BlackJack and A.J.. Thanks BlackJack!

Also, Radio 99.7 FM in Brisbane, Australia on "Sidestream". Thanks Arthur Elliott!

Online, you can hear songs from the new album on "The Open Mike Cafe" out of Warren, Michigan. Thank you Mike Stephens!

...and "Helsinki's Blues Cafe" out of Finland. Thank you Geoff!

Summer Highlights

New for 2014

Avenue Concert Series

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View FullHouse - The Preacher (Frostbit Blue cover)

About the Band

Frostbit Blue was formed in Oswego, NY in the mid to late 80's. Throughout the years, various member changes evolved into the lineup that became well known through central and southern New York with the recording of 2 Nick Graveldingpopular CDs. Ice Breaker and Just What the Doctor Ordered feature the best of Frostbit Blue, with over 18,000 copies sold as of 2006.

In late 2001, bass player Benny Fiacco was added to carry on for the late Tim "Weasel" Smith. In 2009, John the valcher makes a return to the band with additional new members, David Hawthorn (guitar, vocals, harmonica) and Bill Barry (keyboards, vocals).

Band Members

Nick Gravelding

Tom McCaffrey

Benny Fiacco

John Bletch



Just What the Doctor Ordered.
Released 1997 Ruckaroo Records.
Produced by FrostBit Blue and Greg Gefell.



Ice Breaker.
Released 1995 Ruckaroo Records. Produced by Frostbit Blue and Greg Gefell.


How to purchase these CDs

Check out Carter Watson and the Frostbit Blue car!

Carter Watson, owner and driver, and also nephew to band member Nick Gravelding, proudly displays his Frostbit Blue Race Car.

Thanks for being such a big fan Carter!