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Vocalist/guitarist Emerson Hart shaped the option/roots music group Tonic in 1993 with guitarist Jeff Russo (a child years friend), bassist Dan Rothchild, and drummer Kevin Shepard. After gigging around LA, the foursome authorized with A&M Information. For the saving of their debut recording, producer Jack port Joseph Puig (Jellyfish, the Dark Crowes) gave Tonic a decidedly rootsy experience, with the help of lap metal and mandolin. The recording, entitled Lemon Parade, premiered in July 1996. After changing the departed Rothchild with Dan Lavery, the music group added to soundtracks including Scream 2, The X Documents, and Clay Pigeons before coming back in 1999 with Sugars. Three years later on, Tonic came back with AT ONCE Straight. “Consider Me As I Am” was a smash strike on modern rock and roll radio; nevertheless, Tonic’s shining instant arrived in early 2003 if they received two Grammy nominations — one for Greatest Rock Performance WITH A Duo or Group With Vocal for “Consider Me As I Am” and Greatest Rock Recording. The band continued hiatus in 2004, but came back in 2008 to tour and commence work on a fresh eponymous recording, which found its way to 2010.

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