Artist Snapshot: Sons of the Blues

Artist Snapshot: Sons of the Blues

Inspired by the likes of Willie Dixon, Robert Johnson, Jimi Hendrix and Elmore James, Sons of The Blues were “born of a lifelong relationships with twelve bars”.

Hailing from Castlemaine, Sons of The Blues comprises Patrick Byrne on vocals, guitar and stomp box, and John Phillips on lead guitar. They’ve been a Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival fixture continuously since 2012.

John Phillips’ musical pedigree is long and distinguished and his collaborations read like a ‘who’s who of Australian music’ including Goanna, Kikx, The Urban Principle and Za Za Biskit. Patrick Byrne has been mostly a solo artist with a passion for intense, stylised vocal interpretations of the blues. Together they serve up a fine blend of the blues ranging from the subtle interplay of Kind Hearted Woman to the full force of Crossroads Blues.

Sons of The Blues have a simple philosophy and core belief, “The music is everything!”