Fernando Braxton and the Earthmovers
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Fernando Braxton and the Earthmovers

Band Rock Blues


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"Read and Spin"

"Without further ado: Fernando Braxton and the Earthmovers. You may have seen them around town at places like the Spotted Cat, Le Bon Temps and Checkpoint Charlie’s. Braxton, on the band’s Demo tracks, sounds a little like Brad Corrigan from Dispatch (the band that did “The General”). The guitar work is similarly jam-bandy, as is the bass and drum work, all of which feature twanging strings and sprinklings of funk."

BY: LEIGH ANN STUART - New Orleans Magazine


As anyone who pays attention to the little name attached to my ANTIGRAVITY reviews knows, this style of music is out of my normal range. The closest I usually get to the blues is Clutch, and my version of New Orleans music is Down, but if there's one thing anyone can recognize it's energy. If nothing else were true, the inescapable fact is that Fernando Braxton and The Earthmovers have that musical energy, the power to jam a groove into your ears as easily as they lay down soul. From the opening bars of the bluesy "Closest Star," the band sounds larger than its three pieces might seem, with the riff-crunching off the spine of the backbeat while Braxton's soulful voice gliding over the music until the spacey climax brings down the proceedings. The smooth rhythm and blues of "Break 6" glides like silk and the mellowed riffing of "Echoes" calls to mind Ben Harper at his more somber moments. Live, the playful "Pinky Ring" is even more of a mover, but even on cd its wah-wah scratching, thick bass lines and jazzy fills lead to foot stomping, especially in its ever-so-funky-breakdown. That a band so recently assembled can mesh so perfectly is a testament to their individual musicianship and the conviction behind their sound. The New Orleans music scene is clogged to the gills with bluesy acts and it takes a spark to set one apart from the next. Sure, it's not a great musical leap or a reinvention of the wheel, but with their jumping live performances and the promise shown in the grooves of their debut EP, Fernando Braxton and The Earthmovers seems poised to make a mark on the NOLA landscape.
-Mike Rogers

- Antigravity, vol. 5, #8, june '08


We are giving away a three song at our shows. This demo is getting spins on WWOZ (90.7) in New Orleans. We are halfway through recording our first album with Tim Stambaugh at Word of Mouth studios in New Orleans.

Three songs, two live concert clips from a recent Tipitina's gig, and a music video created by visual artist Jeff Rinehart (for the song "Closest Star") can be streamed at www.myspace.com/fernandobraxtonandtheearthmovers



Fernando Braxton and the Earthmovers is a fresh band steeped in the blues, rock, and funk traditions. It is made up of three uniquely talented, and experienced young musicians. Fernando writes soulful and cerebral music, to which the Earthmovers contribute dynamic support. Their live show will make you move, as well as think. Formed in 2007 this power trio is already creating a buzz within the New Orleans music community.