Emerson Drive At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Formed in Canada in 1995 by Brad Mates, Pat Allingham and Chris Hartman under the name 12 Gauge. They were soon joined by guitarists Dan Binns and David Switzer, bass guitarist Jeff Loberg and drummer Remmi Barre. In 1996, they entered a local “Battle of the Bands” contest, where they won the opportunity to write and record an extended play, Open Season. After beginning work on their first studio album the next year, they toured around Canada in the late 90s and charted two songs in Canada. Around this time, Switzer, Binns and Barre left the group.