3 BALLS OF FIRE >>> NEWS
>>> 8/1/2022 - In addition to Mike Vernon's other projects, he is debuting a new band, The Mid-Centurions. Mid-century exotica, Hawaiin steel guitar, bossa nova and evocative instrumentals are the calling cards of this wonderfully unique new combo. The band performs it's first live show at LaniKai Tiki Room is San Marcos, Texas on Aug.11....stay tuned here for updates!
>>>1/1/2022 - Two new albums are out and selling like wildfire - Release party set for Feb 15th at the world famous Antones Nightclub in downtown Austin. The show will feature a deluxe 6 piece 3BF with 3 guitars, bass, drums, percussion and even some outer space vocals.....
>>>10/1/2o21 - Balls in studio putting finishing touched on new album, "Burnin & Churnin" scheduled for Jan 1, 2022 release. Also in the works is a live album to be released simultaneously with the studio CD featuring 3BF backing Nokie Edwards of The Ventures, George Tomsco of The Ventures and Jerry Cole of the Wrecking Crew!
>>>2/2/2021 - Vernon putting together new Texas version of 3BF, new crime jazz group and Sultans Of Surf...all covers surf guitar band!
>>>3/24/20 - With the coronavirus situation hitting everyone all 3BF & M-Squad shows are cancelled at this time. Hopefully see you all soon and please stay well! We are still shooting for a new recording to be released next fall - stay tuned....
>>>9/29/19 - Balls are preparing to release a new 4 song EP in early 2020. "Road To Medina" was recorded at Alnico Studio in Austin and three new songs slated for studio next month. In the meantime look for the new M-Squad CD in October 2019!
>>>11/11/18 - Check out Nov issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine for great review of Mike Vernon's Guitars After Dark CD!
>>>8/16/18 - Balls on the road to Austin for Texas Tiki Week opening night on Sept 10 and several dates in San Francisco area Oct 18-21st!
>>>6/8/18 - New solo CD by Mike Vernon is here and live M-Squad slated for release this fall!
>>>7/29/17 - In conjunction with the August release of the Sundance awarded documentary, "Rumble - Indians Who Rocked the World" featuring Link Wray, Vernon 's Los Rumblers will be performing LInk Wray tunes at Record Surplus in Santa Monica, Viva Cantina in Burbank and at Farmers Market at The Grove in LA.
>>>4/717 - The Rumble is on or rather, the "Rumbles" are on. May is almost here and we're back celebrating the great, late Link Wray's May birthday with not one, but two 13 Guitar Rumbles. The 12th annual events will be at Antones in Austin, TX and Viva Cantina in Burbank, CA. Check the poster on the home page for the unbelievably cool Austin lineup! We're still workin' on the final lineup for Burbank so please check back in a week or two for that announcement.
We start a monthly residency at the Balls fave joint in all of LA, Viva Cantina in Burbank. "Burnin' Mike Vernon's Surf, Twang & Noir Party" will feature some of LA's finest sitting in with both 3 Balls of Fire and The M-Squad! April 30 7:30 - 10pm
>>> 1/1/17 - 2017 is here and stay tuned for news on our spring tour to the east coast, NoCal and ? Hope to see you out there!
>>> 9/17/16 - Mike Vernon suffered a heart attack in late August but is back now -bigger, better and stronger and lookin forward to the Sounds of Cinema extravaganza on Sept 23 at Cafe NELA is Los Angeles. Mike thanks all for their prayers and good wishes during this time and is forever thankful for your support. Life is short and lets all make the best of it every day and every precious moment...!!