Jet Set Guitars
Burnin' Mike Vernon's 3 Balls of Fire - 'the men with the burning guitars' - have led the way for instrumental guitar bands in Austin since 1987. The popular trio from the Lone Star State perform original, high octane, road-tested, surf-drenched Texas twang. They dip into in surf guitar, hotrod music, lounge favorites, and cowboy exotica from the Sixties and their bluesy twang is incendiary. For their 20th anniversary, the Balls have released what may be one of the best instro/surf albums ever - "Jet Set Guitars" - a music-to fly-by score for now people. Guitarist Burnin' Mike Vernon's unique compositions have appeared in media all over the world and it probably won't be long before the high-flyin Jet Set Guitars follow suit. Joined by bassist Jimmie Randall (Jo Jo Gunne, Keith Moon), drummer Mark Evans (Will Sexton, Les Dudeck) and other 3 Balls stalwarts, Vernon and the gang have once again set a high standard for the genre. David Fricke of Rolling Stone said "3BF sounds like the Byrds underwater" and another critic commented that "No one sounds like 3 Balls of Fire and the Balls sound like no one else!