Greta Van Fleet is a young rock band that burst onto the scene in 2017 with their debut album, “From the Fires.” Their classic rock sound and dynamic live performances have drawn comparisons to Led Zeppelin, and their music has won over a legion of fans around the world.
Recently, a biography of the band was released, chronicling their rise to fame and offering insights into their creative process and influences. The book, written by journalist Jeff Slate, delves into the band’s roots in rural Michigan, where the three Kiszka brothers (Josh, Jake, and Sam) and drummer Danny Wagner began playing music together as teenagers.
The biography follows the band’s journey from playing small shows in local bars to headlining festivals and selling out arenas. It explores the challenges they faced as they gained popularity, such as accusations of being a Led Zeppelin rip-off and criticism of their lyrics and image.
The book also delves into the band’s musical influences, which range from blues and folk to hard rock and heavy metal. It examines the band’s approach to songwriting, which involves collaborative jam sessions and a focus on creating an authentic, organic sound.
One of the most interesting aspects of the book is its exploration of the band’s relationship with their fans. Greta Van Fleet has a devoted following, and the biography provides insights into the deep emotional connection that their music inspires in their listeners.
Overall, the Greta Van Fleet biography is a fascinating read for fans of the band and rock music in general. It offers a behind-the-scenes look at the band’s creative process and explores the cultural and musical influences that have shaped their sound. While some may argue that the book lacks critical distance and is overly reverential towards the band, it is an engaging and informative account of one of the most exciting rock acts of recent years. We highly recommend the read and we also recommend that you pre-order their new album either online or in-store! ‘Starcatcher’ comes out July 21st via Republic Records.
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