Greta Van Fleet

Built around sludgy blues riffs, wailing vocal highs, and classic rock cacophony, Michigan four-piece Greta Van Fleet may have been founded by a trio of small-town, teenage siblings, but they summon the spirit of sweaty, long-haired blues-rock gods from the 1970s. Led by twins Jake and Josh Kiszka and younger brother Sam, they took inspiration from their father's collection of Jimi Hendrix, Cream and Muddy Waters records and started crashing around together in 2012 with original drummer Kyle Hauck. They replaced Hauck with Danny Wagner and self-released a live album in 2014, before really starting to build a fan base when their songs were used in local commercials. Their stomping, howling single “Highway Tune” - which the twins wrote when they were 16 - brought them further attention when it featured in the Showtime television series Shameless and notched up millions of plays on Spotify and YouTube, while they cut their teeth supporting English glam rockers The Struts on tour. The band cemented their reputation as prodigious, hard rock heroes in the making with EPs Black Smoke Rising and From the Fires in 2017 with their first full-length album released in 2018 as Anthem of the Peaceful Army. From the Fires took home a Grammy for Best Rock Album in 2019, though the group lost Best New Artist to Duo Lipa. The 2020 single “My Way, Soon” became their 5th song to top the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, and it appeared on their 2021 LP The Battle At Garden’s Gate.

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