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Wed, Sep 27



3 Balls of Fire

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3 Balls of Fire
3 Balls of Fire

Time & Location

Sep 27, 2023, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Memphis, 3210 Old Hernando Rd, Memphis, TN 38116, USA

About the event

Doors at 7 Show at 8 $12 cover

Formed in Austin, Texas in 1988 by guitarist Burnin’ Mike Vernon, 3 Balls Of Fire is celebrating their

35th year as one of America’s longest running surf/instro bands. Vernon has put together a stellar trio

for a road trip across the Southland that features drummer Nelson Bragg who recorded and toured

with the Brian Wilson Band for 15 years and Dave Provost whose credentials include Carla Olsen &

The Textones, The Dream Syndicate and Sleepy LaBeef among others. The Balls have toured and

backed guitar legends Nokie Edwards of The Ventures, Jerry Cole of LA’s renowned Wrecking Crew,

Davie Allan & The Arrows and George Tomsco of The Fireballs. In addition, Link Wray handpicked

Vernon to lead his band at the 2005 Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans. The Band has performed all

over the U.S. and were invited to play at London’s prestigious Pipeline Festival and the Cavern Club in


With two new albums – Burnin’ & Churnin’ and Live! - Featuring Nokie Edwards, Jerry Cole and George

Tomsco, the 3BF adds two more highly acclaimed releases to its eight-album library. Margaret Moser

of the Austin Chronicle wrote, “Vernon is substantially more than a surf music operator, he’s an

instrumental guitarist of the first order and with 3BF his guitar is a lethal weapon”. And London’s

Maverick Magazine declared, “With their FirePower album, the Balls have done for surf music what

Brian Wilson did for pop music.”

The Balls invite you to get outta bed and get on down with their high octane, road tested, reverb

drenched Texas twang – YOU WON’T BELEIVE YOUR EARS!

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