Omar Kent Dykes
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Omar Kent Dykes
Omar and the Howlers playing at the Saxon in Austin, Texas

Omar Kent Dykes (born Kent Dykes, 1950, McComb, Mississippi, United States) is an American blues guitarist and singer, living in Austin, Texas. In 1973 he formed the band, Omar & the Howlers. The band plays electric Texas blues, rock and roll and blues-rock. Dykes has also had a successful career as a solo artist, and regularly toured European countries.

Among his solo albums are Blues Bag from 1991, and Muddy Springs Road from 1994.[1]


  • Big Leg Beat (1980, Stomp)
  • I Told You So (1984, Dixiefrog)
  • Hard Times in the Land of Plenty (1987, Columbia)
  • Wall of Pride (1988, Columbia)
  • Monkey Land (1990, Antone's)
  • Blues Bag (1991, Provogue) (solo album)
  • Live at Paradiso (1992, Provogue)
  • Courts of Lulu (1993, Provogue)
  • Muddy Springs Road (1994, Provogue)
  • World Wide Open (1995, Provogue)
  • Southern Style (1996, Provogue)
  • Swing Land (1998, Provogue)
  • Live at the Opera House 1987 (2000, Provogue)
  • The Screamin' Cat (2000, Provogue)
  • Big Delta (2001, Provogue)
  • Boogie Man (2004, Ruf Records)
  • On The Jimmy Reed Highway (2007, Ruf/Bonnier Amigo) (with Jimmie Vaughan, Lou Ann Barton and others.)
  • Big Town Playboy (2009, Ruf Records GmbH)
  • Essential Collection (2012, Ruf Records)
  • I'm Gone (2012, Big Guitar Music)
  • Too Much is Not Enough (2012, Big Guitar Music)
  • Running With the Wolf (2013, Mascot Label Group)


  1. ^ Larkin, Colin (1998). "Dykes, Omar". The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. 3 (3 ed.). London: Macmillan. p. 1671. ISBN 0-333-74134-X. 

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