Welcome to the home site of Funk’n Blues Legend Ernie Vincent!

Ernie Vincent, who was recently inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, will be rockin the Preservation Hall Stage at Voodoo Fest this Friday from 7:30pm-8:30pm!! Ernie Vincent and the Top Notes VOODOO FEST FRIDAY ......BE THERE!!!

What a special night last night was for Ernie Vincent and Walter Wolfman Washington, Both inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame with family and friends present, then off to Le Bon Temps where Walter sat in with Ernie for a set........one of those nights I know I will never forget. So happy for both of these deserving musicians and damn good people who have brought so much joy to so many over the years. Thank you for Ernie, Walter and Barbara for letting me share and be a part of this special evening, one I will never forget!

You can see all images from this historic night at http://nativeorleanian.com/ernie-vincent-and-walter-wolfman-washington-inducted-into-the-louisiana-music-hall-of-fame/

Ernie Vincent and the Top Notes with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux @ 4pm on Saturday October 8th!!!

Ernie Vincent and the Top Notes with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux @ 4pm on Saturday October 8th!!!




THIS THURSDAY March 18th the Funk’n Blues’n Crawfish Experience kicks off with a vengeance with Ernie Vincent and the Top Notes and fresh CRAWFISH by Shaggy’s Boil at the one and only historical Mother-in Law Lounge Lounge 6-10pm on Thursday March 18th,Come on out and support the historic Mother-in-Law Lounge, one of our one of a kind landmarks, see one of the best R&B and Funk band in the city, just nominated for Best R&B Band in the Big Easy Awards coming up April 19th, and the best crawfish in the city with the “Shaggy” of SHAGGY’s BOIL INC!! ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FUNK’N BLUES’n Crawfish?! See ya’ll Thursday……looks like we’ll be outside too with the beautiful weather and daylight savings time finally!




vimbanfinalA new video channel for Ernie Vincent and the Top Notes has been launched on Vimeo, just click the image above to go check it out!!!

You can see lot’s of other information on Ernie my navigating thru the links at the top of THIS webpage, recent shows, reviews, booking..etc

GREAT AND EXCITING news! Ernie Vincent and the Top Notes will be playing on May 2nd, 2010, at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at the “Blues Tent”, really looking forward to blowin the roof off that tent!!!We will also be at this years French Quarter Fest on April 9th!!!

Ernie Vincent and the Top Notes  will also be traveling to Mobile Alabama on December 4th as the inaugural band to play at the brand new location of “The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint”.  Really looking forward to bringin it to the people on Mobile and surrounding areas!

Some other exciting things have been cookin up with Ernie since early this year.  A new CD of Acoustic Louisiana Delta Blues entitled “Bayou Road Blues”  was released on July 2nd July 2nd and has received rave reviews WORLDWIDE!  You can read them on the Press/Reviews page of this site.  Up and coming bluesman Andrew Duhon plays harmonica on the cd, and special appearances are made by Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and West Bank Mike.   You can Keep up with Ernie Vincent and the Top Notes through Myspace, Facebook, Reverb Nation, and of course here at his home website.  Check Reverb Nation page for newly scheduled appearances.


There has been a lot of stir about Ernie Vincent as of late, we will be doing 2 interviews Thursday afternoon, with Radio producer Richard Ziglar and Barry Yoeman from Duke University who have received a commission from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities to produce an hour-long radio documentary on older New Orleans and South Louisiana blues and R&B musicians. It’s called “Still Singing the Blues” and will be made available free to Louisiana radio stations and all parish libraries. Ernie will be a major part of this interview,. This is LEH’s only award for a radio documentary in 2009. After that we will be filming an interview for the Jazz and Heritage Foundation conducted by George Ingmire from wwoz, which will be paired with the video shot from last weeks Blues Fest. And Finally, we will be doing a “Live Video Recording” of the show at La Maison de la Musique so come out and join the party and see what all the BUZZ is about!!!

Ernie Vincent: Bayou Road Blues