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Shaky Knees 2023: Interview with Greta Van Fleet

Pooneh Ghana
Shaky Knees Music Festival

Greta Van Fleet is a Michigan-born American rock band known for their flamboyant costumes, extravagant on-stage performances, and classic rock sound that pays homage to the greats of the ’70s and ’80s. The band features three brothers and a childhood friend who all grew up together, attending the same schools and even playing in the same high school band.

Forming a rock band was the lifelong dream of lead guitarist Jake Kiszka, one that required him to recruit his twin brother Josh for lead vocals and their younger brother Sam for bass and keys. Eventually, the brothers pulled in Sam’s childhood friend Danny Wagner, a very talented multi-instrumentalist who ironically did not know how to play the drums at the time. Danny, who admittedly loves learning new instruments, quickly mastered the kit to become an integral part of Greta Van Fleet.

Sam and Danny of Greta Van Fleet during an interview at Shaky Knees 2023.
Photo by Nessa Parrish
Sam and Danny of Greta Van Fleet during an interview at Shaky Knees 2023.

In this conversation, Haley Solomon catches up with Sam and Danny ahead of the band’s set on Saturday, May 6th at Shaky Knees 2023. They talked about the band’s origin, their childhood relationship to music, and the learning curve of becoming a touring musician…

Production Director, Producer & Host at WUTC of The Haley Solomon Show, ElectroNights with Haley Solomon and Wild Woman Radio.
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