What started as a band featuring three brothers in Frankenmuth, MI six years ago has evolved into a worldwide phenomenon. The Kiszka brothers-- Josh (lead vocals), Jake (guitar), and Sam (bass/keys)-- along with drummer Danny Wagner make up Greta Van Fleet. Greta Van Fleet came to the Grammy Museum on Sept. 6 for a special performance and Q&A.
The Q&A was led by Grammy Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman. As someone who frequents the museum, Greta Van Fleet was easily the youngest group I've seen take the stage in the Theater. The bands name comes from a 87-year-old resident of the band’s hometown, Gretna Van Fleet.
The sold-out evening included fans of all ages, but especially those in their late teens to early 20’s. Frontman Josh Kiszka sat out, while his twin brothers Jake and Sam, along with Danny Wagner did an interview. The band discussed playing venues, their influences and song-writing. As a younger person that usually covers older artists, it was nice to see a young group that plays real rock 'n' roll.
After the interview, Greta Van Fleet played a few of they hits for the crowd. I would describe Josh as a modern-day Robert Plant, with Bob Dylan’s looks and Woodstock-style clothing.
After seeing Greta Van Fleet live, it’s easy to see why they’ve already played Coachella, opened for major acts like the Foo Fighters and Guns N Roses.
Greta Van Fleet starts another North American tour Sept. 8, covering the west coast, midwest and south. The tour's first stop is in Seattle, Washington. The U.S. leg of the tour concludes Oct. 11 in Madison, MI, just before the band heads to Europe Oct 26.
The closest show to L.A. will be on Oct. 6 at CalJam In San Bernardino.