2000-Present. The Great Redneck Hope (TGRH) formed in 2000 with only Dan Harvey and Jeremy Grobsmith as the only members. After writing a 7 song set they played their first show, recruiting their original vocalist Derek Barnett a few weeks prior to their first show. TGRH played three shows as a three piece. After that,Aaron Retka joined the band as the bass player. Aaron Retka then recorded a 3" demo, which sounded pretty bad, and they toured on it for some time.