Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Fallen Stars' 'Leaves On The Wind' music project revisits Joss Whedon's 'Firefly'

For fans of Joss Whedon's classic, short-lived sci-fi TV series Firefly, television has seldom scaled such creative heights.

It's obvious the founding members of one of my favorite Americana bands feels the same way about one of my all-time favorite shows. The Fallen Stars are on a sonic journey worthy of Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) and his crew thanks to a quest to write and record songs centered around all 14 episodes of the 2002 Fox television series and the subsequent 2005 Whedon-directed movie Serenity. The Huntington Beach, California-based outfit is well on its way to completing its aptly-titled Leaves On The Wind music project and has posted audio tracks and even videos on a special "Browncoats" site on their official Web site.

The Fallen Stars features husband-and-wife singer-songwriters Bobbo Byrnes (guitar, mandolin) and Tracy Byrnes (bass guitar), and Chad Smith (drums). Other players included on the project include Georgiana Hennessey (violin) and Matt Froehlich (drums and percussion).  

Equally exciting for fans of Firefly and the Fallen Stars' ambitious Leaves On The Wind effort is a special event titled Can't Stop The Serenity coming to Orange County, CA on Saturday night, Sept. 21. Hosted by the California Browncoats at the Woodbridge 5 Cinema in Irvine at 8 p.m. on Sept. 21, there will be a showing of the motion picture Serenity, as well as the memorable "Out of Gas" episode from the original series. The Fallen Stars will also perform songs from their project. Indeed, the event will make the official release of the group's Still Flying, the first EP featuring completed songs as part of Leaves On The Wind. Check out the Fallen Stars' special site about the project here. I've embedded the group's "Stronger Than Steel" inspired by the episode "Shindig" video below:

Proceeds from the event will benefit Equality Now, an organization dedicated to ending violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world. 


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