Ernie Vincent is the embodiment of a unified field theory of American music. His work mines the strains of blues, country, zydeco, R&B and funk of his native Louisiana. As a local bandleader, he backed touring stars like Joe Tex, Solomon Burke and Percy Sledge, as well as New Orleans legends like Ernie K-Doe, Irma Thomas and Johnny Adams. Meanwhile, he reached worldwide fame with “Dap Walk,” directing his own band, The Top Notes. As an independent writer, composer and arranger, Ernie also created a legacy of New Orleans talent on KOLAB Records, as well as other micro-labels like Justice, ForDom and Solid State.