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Spotlight: Greta Van Fleet


The GRAMMY Museum welcomed GRAMMY Award-winning rock group Greta Van Fleet to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate performance and conversation hosted by Scott Goldman on September 5, 2018.

Named as one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Artists You Need To Know,” Greta Van Fleet consists of four young musicians—twin brothers Josh (vocals) and Jake (guitar), younger brother Sam (bass/keys) Kiszka, and longtime family friend Danny Wagner (drums). Josh and Jake are 22, Danny and Sam are 19, and all are from the tiny Michigan hamlet of Frankenmuth, known for its family-style chicken dinners and the world’s largest Christmas store. All four were raised on their parents’ extensive vinyl collections (shared influences are Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins, The Who, Jimi Hendrix), which helped give birth to the music they make, a high-energy hybrid of rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and soul.

2017, Greta Van Fleet’s first year as a professional band, was a wild ride of sold-out concerts in North America and Europe, glowing press, accolades from a slew of fellow artists from Elton John to Nikki Sixx to Justin Bieber, millions of YouTube video plays and Spotify streams, two #1 singles at Rock Radio and two #1 EPs, and most importantly, the genesis of an extraordinary connection with their fans. With their debut album expected out later this year, the band has just released a new single, “When The Curtain Falls.” Greta Van Fleet’s shared message with their music is to spread “peace, love and unity,” and their collective goal is to have people walk out of their live shows feeling invigorated, energized and exhilarated, and to take that feeling out into the world.