By Steven Crespo

     Greta Van Fleet, Generation Z’s very own next Led Zeppelin. Forged from the fires of
Frankenmuth, Michigan has brought us the 4-piece hard rock band consisting of twin brother’s Josh and Jake Kiszka, younger brother Samuel Kiszka and childhood friend Danny Wagner. Many critics have compared this garage band turned amphitheater headliners to the great Led Zeppelin. No argument here, Josh Kiszka has made a name for himself howling like a raging banshee in heat. It’s as if when you close your ears you can hear Robert Plant himself. Don’t sleep on Jake Kiszka talent too, he plays guitar like he studies Jimmy Page and Pete Townshend religiously.

     Future, past, present fans have set great debate on bashing on this next wave of hard rock, but some listeners have grown fond of this new group, selling out almost every venue they play. They’ve accomplished so much in so little time. That’s right, this band is so fresh they have yet to release a studio debut album. With just their debut EP titled “Black Smoke Rising” and most recent double EP titled “From the Fires” holding eight tracks altogether expanding their rapturous live setlist. Covering Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” with an electric twist, and Fairport Convention’s “Meet on the Ledge”. But they are more than just a cover band Zeppelin soundalike. These young aspiring musicians have talent and deserve all the recognition they can get. Check out their first hit single “Highway Tune” with a powerful buildup of howling echoes and a solid nasty riff, surround by a heavy backbeat that drags you in closer as the song plays. Or play my personal favorite track, “Flower Power” sounds like something that could’ve made its way on “House of the Holy” with a melodic guitar solo that explodes like fireworks on the 4th of July.

     If you haven’t heard of Greta Van Fleet, I envy you. First listen in, you’ll be amazed. Don’t miss out on such a great 70’s flash back of classic rock, bringing it altogether on this dying decade of rock ‘n’ roll, or what’s left of it.

Upcoming North American dates:

Apr 13 Indio, CA @ Coachella
Apr 16 Los Angeles, CA @ John Anson Ford Amphitheater
Apr 17 Los Angeles, CA @ John Anson Ford Amphitheater
Apr 20 Indio, CA @ Coachella
Apr 29 Jacksonville, FL @ Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville
May 1 Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
May 2 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
May 3 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
May 5 Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 6 Concord, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
May 9 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
May 11 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
May 12 Philadelphia, PA @ElectFactory
May 14 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
May 16 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
May 18 Columbus, OH @ Rock on the Range
May 19 Columbus, OH @Rock on the Range
May 20 Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
May 22 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
May 23 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
May 25 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit

For full dates and ticket info visit: gretavanfleet.com

Black Smoke Rising video credit to 101WKQX
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