Herman "Roscoe" Ernest lII (1953 - 2011)

Herman Roscoe Ernest

“[Herman was] a true potnah from the old school and a good cat that always made us all laugh and always made the gigs the most fun.”
Dr. John/Mac Rebennack

Herman Ernest III, the longtime drummer in Dr. John’s Lower 911 band and a literal and figurative giant of New Orleans funk drumming, died Sunday of cancer at his home. He was 59.

Renowned for his larger-than-life personality, Mr. Ernest, known affectionately as Roscoe, was both a powerful percussionist and steadfast individual. He referred to his playing .... read more at Nola .com.