3 Balls of Fire: Jet Set Guitars (Deep Eddy Records)
I picked this CD up at last night's Biker Movie evening at the Alamo Drafthouse, and it's a winner.
Austin's 3 Balls of Fire play guitar instrumentals that satisfy. This modern day Ventures is led by the multi-talented Mike Vernon, aided and abetted by Vic Gerard on bass and various drummers of distinction. Jet Set Guitars showcases the band's musicianship without being overbearing about it.
Highlights include the title track, the opening track, "Wild Fire," and a nice version of Brian Wilson's "God Only Knows."
3 Balls of Fire will be on the bill with Davie Allan and the Arrows and Fever Tree tonight at the Continental Club and Saturday night in Houston.
TONIGHT! At the Continental Club, Austin
and Saturday February 23rd in Houston
DAVIE ALLAN & THE ARROWS
3 BALLS OF FIRE
THE FREDDIE STEADYS