@fleetofthepeacefularmy ON THE MUSIC THAT INFLUENCED THE BAND MEMBERS
@sammy_gvf : Well, I think the songwriting-based stuff is what really what got us excited. Even though I’m not sure that we knew it that early on, but that’s really what we loved. We listened all the time. Me and Jake would sit in the basement and listen to Bob Dylan for literally five hours, some of the most inspiring stuff that you can ever listen to. But I think that the opportunity to listen to music like that came from our parents’ record collection. And that’s really the fundamentals of what we do is old blues like Lead Belly or Son House and Robert Johnson and Lightnin’ Hopkins.
So, it’s that kind of stuff that really inspired us. It was that magical sound that really brought us in, and tempted us for more and more. We listened to everything from Jim Croce to Neil Young. We had our time with pretty much every single rock ‘n’ roll band, old and contemporary. It all kind of worked into the inspiration. We listened to Santana, The Doors, The Kinks, The Animals, even Aretha Franklin, a lot of the Motown stuff. That’s where it all comes from. Like I was talking about earlier, Miriam Makeba, ‘70s African pop. • 2018 interview with the one, the only @sammy_gvf with Consequence of Sound •
I LOVE their taste in music. So much of what I listen to myself. Thankful their parents introduced them to such monumental music. Bob Dylan is my favorite artist; he’s a lyrical genius and I love that he started the revolution that is F O L K. Thank you @gretavanfleet for having radical taste in music. ✨🙌🏻⚡️🎶🎹🤘🏻
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