About Us

The Fallen Stars are an Americana Rock band from Southern California that believes a good story can break your heart and a driving guitar riff can put it back together again, all in the space of a three minute song.

"Listen to the Fallen Stars' Americana, and you hear a great, rollicking band. But see them live, and it's the difference between Elvis in the studio and early 1970s Elvis, when he was starting shows with "Also Sprach Zarathustra," then owning crowds with just a sneer of the lip. Don't believe us? Catch them live and find out for yourself."
~OC Weekly Best Live Band 2015

Upcoming Shows

We have lots of shows coming up. Click on the project you are interested in to see where we are playing next!

Awards

Best Live Band
OC Weekly Best Of 2015

Best Country/Americana Band
LA Music Critic Awards

Best Country/Americana Band
Best Live Acoustic Band
Orange County Music Awards Winner

Best Live Rock Band
Best Live Acoustic Band
SoCal Live Music Competition

Best USA
Toronto Independent Music Awards Nominee

Best Rock
Southern Australian Music Awards Nominee

"Top Ten Indie/Unsigned Release of the Year"
~Los Angeles Music Examiner

"Top Prospect of the Year"
~Music Connection Magazine

Other Stuff

Beyond all the rocking and rolling we try to give back and use the power of rock for good and change in this world. To that end we have partnered with a few charities that are doing amazing work all over the world. If you happen to find yourself looking for a place to donate to - please think of them.

Quilts for Empowerment

I have to admit that I didn't even know what obstetric fistula was before my aunt Mary Ann explained what a debilitating condition it was in developing nations. QFE is a non-profit that my aunt started up that helps women in Kenya with obstetric fistula. Teaches the women life skills and quilting - and they sell the quilts on their site. We have become a partner with Quilts through our benefit concert in Portland, OR and are just in awe of the work that they do.  Visit their website and you too could own a quilt made by women in Kenya.

Equality Now

We got involved with Equality Now through our Leaves on the Wind Music Project which is music inspired by the tv show Firefly. That show was written by Joss Whedon and they have screenings of the movie Serenity and raise money for EN, we have become a global sponsor of this great charity whose mission is to "achieve legal and systemic change that addresses violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world.

Harbor Homes

Bob & Hilary Keating are friends of mine in southern New Hampshire and they have been working with Harbor Homes for decades now to end homelessness in southern New Hampshire. How they maintain the stamina for this work is amazing to me but persevere.  There are currently NO homeless veterans in southern New Hampshire. We organize an annual concert in Milford, NH to support Harbor Homes. Our next event is Oct 13, 2018. 

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Newest Release


Bobbo's new solo album
Two Sides To This Town is out now!

Latest News

New Record Deal, New Firefly Video, Two shows aaaannd a free song. 

So record deal. Yep. It's happening. And no, this isn't like the record deal where you get 8 cds for a penny,* this one is kind of real. Ninety Three Records** is re-releasing our first two albums "found & lost" and "where the road bends". Now, I know what you're saying ~ "Bobbo, I already have those albums!" Yeah, that may be the case but these new releases will have bonus, unreleased songs. There's a couple of alternate take songs, a couple of demo versions and a couple that just didn't fit…Read more

New Drummer & 400 Hits in two days! 

That's right!  We're very happy to announce Chad Smith as our new drummer.  Now I know a few of you out there are going to say "Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers?!?"  

Um, no.  It's a different Chad Smith.  But don't be sad.  This Chad is also a really great drummer.  He has nice hair and great timing.  We just got home from a great reherasal tonight and can't wait for you all to see him/meet him at our Dipiazzas gig next week.

And I just found out that our video for "Glad" has reached over 400…Read more

Our first *real* video, Firefly stuff, SoCal Shows and more 

 So it's been awhile since I've written. Sorry, we were just so crazy on our tour in Europe and then the 23 hour trip on a train, a bus and 3 airplanes - we've needed some readjusting. BUT there's so much good stuff going on I have to tell you 4 things:

1) Our first *real* music video is done and can be seen here.
2) Our Firefly cd release show is going to be at a screening of the Firefly movie in September
3) We have some SoCal shows, one this week and 2 next week.
4) How awesome our tour was,…Read more

Tracy's Tour Blog & SoCal happenings 

Hey!

So yeah.  We're still a bit jetlagged from our 25 hours traveling from Berlin to Frankfurt, Frankfurt to Boston, Boston to Los Angeles...  It was a day with trains, buses and planes.  It's good to sleep in our own bed but we're already missing being on tour.

Tracy did a tour diary that has been great fun and...words and stuff.  Here's a link to it

And here in SoCal - we're playing at Sam Ash Music store in Westminster on Thursday, Aug 15 at 7 pm.  

And the cd release for our "Leaves on the Wind"…Read more

Ok, finally got on a computer and can update some stuff. 



Day 3/4:

Rode bikes all over Berlin, well mostly in the PrenzlauerBerg area. Look it up. Seriously. It was like the front line of the cold war in '61. Crazy history. Saw where the church was, the church that sat vacant for 25 years in No-Man's-Land of the Berlin Wall. Did I upload the pics? I think I did.

Then went out clubbing to a place called White Trash. If this place were in LA, it would be the best club in LA.
The to Club Bassy where it was country night. Huge disconnect in my brain seeing…Read more

Welcome Browncoats!

Are you a fan of Firefly? Then you'll love our new music project, Leaves on the Wind! Our goal is to write a brand new original song based on each episode of the tv series Firefly, plus the feature film Serenity. Fifteen songs in all - just right for a trilogy of EPs! Keep an eye on our Browncoats page to follow our progress!

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Enjoy my attempt at a love song for Tracy with "Heart Like Mine" just for signing up for our mailing list!