Michael Barbee found Greta Van Fleet, almost by accident, at a backyard barbeque in 2012. The rest-as they say- is history.
Listen to www.FromTheFires.com exclusive interview with Mike below and found out who quit the band 10 times, which brother was the driving force of putting the band together, which songs were the “go to” when showcasing to different record labels and other cool facts and stories from the road!
(:05) What put you on a path to work in the music industry?
(6:46) Michael’s first impression of Greta Van Fleet
(7:20) What a band manager does
(9:23) The “Classic Rock Today” Genre
(10:50) Michael finds Greta Van Fleet
(17:20) Michael’s role as a band manager
(24:20) When did Michael realize the band was getting big?
(27:35) Life on the road
(33:55) Information about the original songs
(35:33) Do any band members read or write music?
(36:55) Word association game
(39:55) Who are GVF?
(40:30) Thoughts on the Led Zeppelin comparisons
(42:00) Meeting Justin Bieber
(45:20) Re: Josh’s vocal health
(48:04) The evolution of their live performances
(49:40) Rapid rise, SNL review and thoughts on upcoming album
(51:35) What does Greta want with their fans?
(56:40) The transition from Michael to Lava Records
(1:02:47) The state of Rock n Roll
(1:05:10) Quick questions about the band members
(1:07:30) DoveTail Entertainment
(1:16:02) Regarding the “Greta Fan Feier” private fan event
(1:19:58) Advice for someone breaking into the music industry
(1:20:32) Any more stories to tell?
(1:21:07) Kyle’s departure/Danny joining the band