For the average fan of music, one hears what they've been exposed to - initially via family or friends, but then by actively seeking out similar bands and artists that might also appeal to the senses. But this kind of musical exploring is still somewhat limited when you contrast it to someone who works in the music industry and has listened to countless new bands, artists, and projects. Certainly one could say that music industry professionals can become jaded because of this very 'occupational hazard,' but when one of these individuals hears something that blows them away then it's time for the rest of the music lovers of the world to take note. And that's exactly what happened when Michigan's own Greta Van Fleet started making the scene.
"My hair stood on end when I first heard this band, similar to the first time I heard Jane's Addiction," exclaimed Marc Geiger, partner and head of William Morris Endeavor agency, "and that has been the response from everyone here in the music division. This band has so much power and artistry - and they can write. We are all very, very excited about them."
Jason Flom, the president of Lava Records shares Geiger's enthusiasm," Greta Van Fleet is the future of real Rock & Roll," he proclaimed about this exciting new band whom he personally signed, "They've got the chops, the swagger and the songs to make their mark as the band of their generation."
Although young enough that one might assume the members of Greta Van Fleet would be listening to Justin Bieber, their tastes are actually far more discerning. Crediting Howlin Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, Black Sabbath, and other legends as their influences, it's no wonder that these guys have put together their own hard-hitting and classic sounding brew of solid rock and roll.
Mark your calendars as Greta Van Fleet's debut EP, Black Smoke Rising, is due out Apr. 21, but until then click here to listen to their single "Highway Tune."
And heading out on a run of dates with The Struts this May, Greta Van Fleet will be announcing more shows throughout 2017 including several major music festivals - stay tuned to AXS for more information.
Greta Van Fleet on tour:
May 12 - Libertyville, IL - Austin's Fuel Room
May 15 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe at Old National Centre
May 16 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop
May 18 - Niagara Falls, NY - The Rapids Theatre
May 19 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live (Grab tickets here)
May 21 - Dewey Beach, DE - Bottle & Cork