"The Black Experience is an idea myself, Ernest and Will have discussed on several different occasions. Essentially we're paying homage to the fundamental elements of all black music...blues and swing. Moreover, play any and everything outside of Black music through this harmonic and rhythmic lens. We each bring different elements to this sound...I'm coming from this Keith Moon/Tony Williams kinda place...Ernest sounds like W.E.B. Dubois meets Chick Corea...Will is Jimi Hendrix and George Benson...and to top it off, our bassist Justin Henry is coming straight from church!!! This amalgam of influences is wrapped up in what we call the Black Experience."
-Larry Q. Draughn