Live at the Fabulous Fox Theater in Atlanta Monday night, these rock ‘n’ roll kids had their chops down. (The band plays tonight in Charlotte, NC.)
TEXT & PHOTOS BY JOHN BOYDSTON
Greta Van Fleet’s “March of the Peaceful Army” tour is in full swing after a couple of sold-out shows at Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theater. They came out thundering into their fans’ favorite songs, which, based on this crowd’s reaction is – all of them.
GVF are the brothers Kiszka – lead singer Josh (22), guitarist Jake (22), bassist Sam (19) – and drummer Danny Wagner (20).
The band is touring North America and Europe for the rest of the year, playing songs from their 2018 LP “March of the Peaceful Army” and their 8-song double-EP release “From the Fires” which just won a Grammy for Best Rock Album. Not bad for a band of young 20-somethings dubbed by some as Led Zeppelin for Generation Z. Whatever they are, these kids are amazingly talented and stage-savvy way beyond their years and visibly having a good time bringing their original blues and rock to the young and old masses.
Opening for GVF for several upcoming shows is Ida Mae, an English husband-wife bluesy duo you will be glad you caught, so get there early enough.