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