Greta Van Fleet Takes A Break To Discuss Politics In The Middle Of Live Shows, Sam Kiszka Says
During a recent interview with Premier Guitar, Greta Van Fleet bassist and keyboardist Sam Kiszka discussed his instruments, from his classic mint green Fender bass guitar to his personal red-black Fender. In addition to this, Sam revealed the band’s special mid-show routine, which takes them back to the good old days.
As many of you know already, Greta Van Fleet has been a household name in the new generation of rock bands since their debut single, ‘Highway Tune,‘ topped the Billboard U.S. Mainstream Rock and Active Rock charts in September 2017 for four weeks in a row.
They had a breakthrough with their debut album, ‘Anthem of the Peaceful Army,’ in 2018 as it topped every rock chart. Following that, GVF became one of the most well-known rock bands of the decade. However, the band also received some backlash due to sounding pretty similar to Led Zeppelin. Nonetheless, they gradually created their own sound and released their second studio album, ‘The Battle at Garden’s Gate’ on April 16, 2021.
The Kiszka brothers Jake and Sam recently joined Premier Guitar for an interview about their instruments, which was the same format they did three years ago. Since the rockers gave a detailed explanation about their types of equipment three years later, fans got the opportunity to see how much they have learned and grown in this time.
In addition to this, the Greta Van Fleet bassist showed the band members’ mid-show routine that he and lead singer Josh Kiszka liked to do. Apparently, the musician has a desk behind his amps, and whenever they need a break during the show, they just make a cocktail for themselves and have conversations about politics, art, and culture.
The special routine explained by Sam:
“I think we have one more important thing to cover. It’s about my little desk back here. During the shows, Josh and I need to take a break sometimes to talk about politics. What I have here is just a simple work area to drink and talk about what’s going on in the world.
So it’s really handy to have a little cocktail stand and talk about art, culture, and catch up on everything. This is a mid-show thing and we usually like to drink vodka and ginger ale. This is not our best cocktail mix but it takes you back.”
You can watch the entire interview below.