PHOTOS: Greta Van Fleet at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, 08/25/17
Red-hot rockers Greta Van Fleet played a sold-out concert in the intimate Chandelier Lobby of the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Aug. 25, straddling the line between classic rock and modern flair during their hour-long set.
Often compared to Led Zeppelin, the young Michigan quartet of twins Josh (vocals) and Jake (guitar) Kiszka, younger brother Sam Kiszka (bass and keyboards), and drummer Danny Wagner possess the talent, energy, and vintage wardrobe to back it up, performing all four songs from their debut EP “Black Smoke Rising,” including big hit “Highway Tune,” as well as new tunes and a cover of Chicago blues standard “Evil” by Willie Dixon. With wide-ranging vocals, guitar bravado, and a closing number drum solo, Greta Van Fleet lived up to the hype, particularly for a group whose members are barely old enough to play the clubs they’ve been so popular in.
The buzzed-about show was another successful entry in the venue’s “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” series, this time presented by 97.9X. The Hazleton rock radio station hosted a short unplugged set by the band earlier that day for select fans.
Photos by Robb Malloy/Moon’s Eye Media
by Rich Howells
Rich is an award-winning journalist, longtime blogger, adequate photographer, podcast co-host, and practicing poet. He is the founder and editor of NEPA Scene.