Greta Van Fleet Reveal Pathetic Money They Were Paid For Shows


Greta Van Fleet bassist Sam Kiszka discussed the band’s early paychecks in a new interview with Masanori Ito. Alternative Nation reporter Mike Mazzarone transcribed his comments.

“Yeah, I don’t think there was a lot of supporting going on. I think that we would play five hours and get around 150 dollars and then the next week we would get 150 dollars to do it again.

So pretty much, we broke even for about five years or whatever. Yet, we had no problem doing that and we had no problem making no money on it. I think that’s where a lot of people get greedy by saying: ‘We need to make money doing this’

“My parents say that this isn’t a real job, that I’m not making any money and I can’t make a living off of this. I guess that this proves those people wrong because I think it’s something that’s not important.

[Making money] is not something that is conducive to [a] good heart. I think just making enough money to get by [is]. I think that if you can make enough money to support yourself, live and be an artist and do what you love then that’s the happiest life you can live.”