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Greta Van Fleet is an American rock band formed in 2012 in Frankenmuth, Michigan consisting of vocalist Josh Kiszka, guitarist Jake Kiszka, bassist Sam Kiszka, and drummer Danny Wagner. The band are named after a local resident Gretna Van Fleet that one of the members heard referenced.
Greta Van Fleet’s music has been categorized as hard rock and blues rock. While all four members bonded over blues each has his own musical tastes ranging from rock to jazz, folk and world music. Many of their songs are first written in a “folk set up” before evolving into something else. Often compared to Led Zeppelin Greta Van Fleet cites as influences John Lee Hooker, Elmore James, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards. Contemporary inspirations include Fleet Foxes, Rival Sons, The Shins and The Black Keys.
Greta Van Fleet released two EPs in 2017; Black Smoke Rising and From the Fires to chart topping acclaim. Their debut full length studio album, 2018’s Anthem of the Peaceful Army was the top selling album in its debut week selling 80,000 copies and landing at number three on the Billboard 200. The album’s first single “When the Curtain Falls,” became the band’s third number one single on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock charts.
In December 2018 Greta Van Fleet received four Grammy nominations including Best New Artist, Best Rock Performance for “Highway Tune,” Best Rock Song for “Black Smoke Rising, and Best Rock Album for “From the Fires.”
Greta Van Fleet discography
Black Smoke Rising (EP) 2017
From the Fires (EP) 2017
Anthem of the Peaceful Army 2018
Sacramento’s K-ZAP 93.3 FM plays Greta Van Fleet. All part of 50 years of Rock, Blues and More, 24-7 on our station’s stream at K-ZAP.ORG/LISTEN/
Check out Greta Van Fleet’s new single “You’re the One.”