John Phillips and Patrick Byrne.

It is hardly possible to talk about Australian Blues music without mentioning Phil Manning.

Founding member of electric blues band Chain he is regarded as one of the finest lead guitarists of his generation and a huge influence on blues and roots music in this country over the past four decades.

Manning has toured with all-time greats including Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Albert Collins and Sonny Terry and Brownie Magee and continues to play solo shows nationally and internationally to mesmerised audiences.

Local Blues duo Sons of The Blues, John Phillips and Patrick Byrne have been asked to support Manning on Saturday as part of SteamRoller@ The Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum.

Phillips and Byrne are also supporters of the local music scene and have played in every Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival since 2012.

They are a dynamic blues pairing whose energy and sound has captured and surprised their listeners since they formed in 2011.

“It is thanks to the amazing efforts of Clif Edwards and Josie Emery operating as Maldon Made that our region has been host to an unbelievable array of super talented musicians over the past few years,” Byrne said.

The Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum is a unique musical venue with great acoustics and a wonderland of rescued machines of all descriptions including two enormous steamrollers behind the stage area.

“This is a very special show featuring one of Australian music’s all-time greats whose talent and style has influenced so many great acts over the past 40 years,” Byrne said.

Doors open at The Vintage Machinery Museum, Vincents Street, Maldon at 7pm and music starts at 7.45pm. Tickets are available at or 0418 922 245.