Greta Van Fleet is four-piece rock group formed in 2012. The band members hail from the small farming community of Frankenmuth in Michigan.
The group consists of three brothers Josh, Jake and Sam Kiszka plus their drummer friend from school, Danny Wagner, who joined them a year later as a replacement for their original stickman, Kyle Hauck.
The Kiszka boys' father is a chemist, their mother a former science teacher. Their parents encouraged their love of music and were hugely supportive of their first faltering musical experiments.
They are named after an elderly Frankenmuth neighbor of the Kiszka boys called Gretna Van Fleet. Their use of the modified version of her name was done with her (later) blessing.
Vocalist Josh Kiszka told Kerrang that it was when Danny Wagner joined the band that Greta Van Fleet truly took shape. "The stars came out in the sky at the end of our first gig together," he recalled, "and we were like, 'Okay, maybe this is the next chapter.'"
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.
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