RIDDLE & THE STARS
This has that heartland rock sound that you may find in good bar bands, but is consistently a cut above.”

— http://www.folkworld.eu/

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Our new cd "New Coastline"  

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This is so brand new we don't even have cds yet!

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Our new cd "New Coastline"

Click the picture and you can get a download of the album!

This is so brand new we don't even have cds yet!

More info soon.

Och jag kan efter upprepade spelningar de senaste veckor lova att den är helt omistlig för alla med stor plats i hjärtat för mixen av de här musikaliska ingridienserna. (And I can after numerous listenings the last couple of weeks, promise that it (the record) is an absolute must for all with a special place in their hearts for this mixture of these musical ingredients)”

— http://popgeni.blogg.se/2016/july/nodvandiga-riddle-the-stars.html

Click to stream or download songs, read lyrics or buy the album!

Click to stream or download songs, read lyrics or buy the album!

About Us

Riddle & The Stars is a collaborative project between Australian singer/ songwriter Ben Riddle and The Fallen Stars, an Americana duo featuring Bobbo and Tracy Byrnes from Southern California.

After initially meeting as tour mates in Germany,  the three artists discovered an unexpected kinship, both musically and personally.  A few months later, Ben flew from Australia to California for a whirlwind 17-day recording session, resulting in “This is Happening,” their first album together. Drawing from a range of Indie, Americana and Folk influences, the music is layered with vocal harmonies along with rootsy instrumentation, such as the tenor guitar, pedal steel and cajon. One fan described their rich, dynamic sound as  “Fleetwood Mac meets The Waterboys."

On their sophomore album, “New Coastline," the band took a very different approach to the process. Working from opposite ends of the world, Bobbo, Tracy and Ben would send tracks via the internet and Skype their writing sessions together. From this simultaneous closeness and distance rose a theme of searching for home that runs throughout the album. What does home mean? Where can it be found? Or, as in their first single “Long Way Down,” is finding your sense of home and belonging far more about the person you are with than any place you could find on a map?

Even just ten years ago, a collaborative project like this could not have survived. Now with today’s technology, Riddle and the Stars are demonstrating the universal power of travel, music and friendship to bring the world ever closer together.

 

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Riddle & The Stars Songbook!
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Have you ever wondered what all the words were or how to play our songs? Well wonder no more - with this download you get all the words, all the chords and little bits about the songs. Be the envy of all your friends!

This is a pdf download that you print out yourself. We're looking into having some printed up for us but when you buy this from us - you can actually make extra copies yourself at home!

Helpful hint from Tracy: it should be printed double-sided with the flip on the short side

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Latest News

April 2, 2015 

When you are international rock stars like us, living on two different continents and traveling to a third one to tour... Our "band meetings" happen at strange times.

Today's band meeting happened at 11 pm on April 1st in California which is 6 pm April 2nd in Australia.

On the Agenda:
+ new t-shirt designs
+ what guitars will we be traveling with
+ what amplifiers do we have
+ will Ben get to use a suitcase or will his underwear be in a guitar case?
+ do we have a show in Copenhagen?
+ how do we quiet the noisy birds on Ben's roof.
+ Tracy's wardrobe
+ rehearsal; how, when, why?
+ guitar stands would be nice to have this year
+ 2016 plans

March 2015 Update 

So let's see.

Ben is in Australia.

Bobbo and Tracy are in California. 

But tour dates are being made.   

We're heading back to Europe in June with our first show being Kuhgrabenweg, Bremen on June 27.

Previous events

Nov26

Mashee Ave House Concert

Mashee Ave, Tucson, AZ

House concert. If you're in Tucson and you want to come - email me (bobbo@thefallenstars.com) for directions and details.

Oct27

Surf City Marathon

Surf City Marathon, Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA

Age limit:

Oct19

Versai The Wine Bar

Versai The Wine Bar, 18248 Imperial Highway, Yorba Linda, CA

Age limit:

Leaves on the Wind CD Release party

Comic Book Hideout, 215 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA

We'll be performing songs off the EP as well as a few other familiar Firefly songs (including that one about your favorite Mudder folk hero!) and giving away some free stuff. And possibly cookies. And it's all absolutely free!!

Also, our friend Glynnes owns the store and both she and it are amazing, so you if you like comic books, pinball, superheroes, local art, board games, or just fun quirky stuff, you should come discover this gem of a shop!

Free! Age limit: All ages

Oct5

Avocado Festival

Avocado Festival, 800 Linden Avenue, Carpinteria, CA

Age limit:

Oct3

Outlaws of Folk

Alta Coffee, 506 31st Street, Newport Beach, CA

Age limit:

Sep21

Can't Stop The Serenity

Starplex Woodbridge Movies 5, 4626 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA

Age limit:

Sep7

Big Horn Music Festival

Big Horn Music Festival, 8401 Mt Baldy Rd, Mt Baldy, CA

Age limit: