If you don’t know the name Greta Van Fleet, write it down, store it in a safe, and remember it because this band is going to be the one of the biggest acts in rock music within 5 years. Last night, the band from Frankenmuth, Michigan, had their biggest television gig to date on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Greta Van Fleet consists of Josh Kiszka (vocals), Jake Kiszka (lead guitar), Sam Kiszka (bass), and Danny Wagner (drummer). The band has been around since 2012 and they found some small success early on, but the big break came when their song, “Highway Tune,” was featured on Shameless in 2016. Fast forward to April 2017, the band released their EP, Black Smoke Rising. Ever since that release, Greta Van Fleet has soared in popularity with two #1 singles on the US Main. Rock charts. The band’s second EP, From The Fires, went to #1 on US Hard Rock charts. Here are some of the band’s singles.
After watching these videos and listening to these songs, you can tell that these four guys have something special brewing. The band is keeping the sound of classic rock alive. Have you guessed Greta Van Fleet’s comparison yet?
Led Zeppelin. Duh. It’s SCARY how much this band sounds like Zeppelin. Is Josh Kiszka the son of legendary singer Robert Plant? Josh’s husky howl is so distinct that I can’t think of anyone in music (besides Robert Plant) who has that similar vocal style. I would love to sync both of their vocals up and see if there’s any difference. My guess is it would be minuscule at best. Add in the fact that Jake Kiszka is Jimmy Page in 2018 and you could see why this group gets compared to Zeppelin.
The kids of Greta Van Fleet, and they’re kids because no one is older than 22, are rockstars. From their vintage style to their old school sound, Greta Van Fleet is one of a kind in 2018. They are currently on a huge tour that ends in November and hopefully, their first album drops sometime within the next few months. All I have to say is hop on the bandwagon now. Greta Van Fleet is here to stay.