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Bruce Jones • Barry Bihm • Ronnie James • Paul Junior • Jason Crisp • Randy Glines 
DRUMS
Mike Buck • Wes Starr • Jon Hahn • Billy Maddox • Kevin Hall • B.E. “Frosty” Smith • Herb Belofsky
Rich Chilleri • Steve Kilmer  • Gene Brandon • Terry Bozzio • Chico Oropeza • Fred Tripp 
OTHER HOWLERS
Gary PrimichEric Scortia • John Inmon • Nick Connolly • Kaz Kazanoff • Gerry “Phareaux” Felton
Richie Price • Eve Monsees • Ted RoddyCasper RawlsGary Clark Jr.
EUROPEAN HOWLERS
Paul Junior - Bass Guitar • Asmus Jensen - Drums

  

 

NEW FILM FEATURES OMAR!

  January's release of the new film "COLD IN JULY" features Omar's "Dangerous Man" on the soundtrack!
    
IMDb Coverage of the Film

Songwriters Across Texas 
New episode features their career tribute to Omar!
View Video 

Omar and The Howlers on PBS' Texas Music Cafe 
PBS will be recording the January 11th performance in Temple to air as an episode of Texas Music Café in March. 
Read Press Release 

  Farewell to Friends
Three friends have left us, headed out on their next journey to Eternity ...
Peace be with them and may Perpetual Light shine upon their faces
 

View more information via KDRPlive 

 

View Legacy's Obituary for Efrain

 

View Legacy's Obituary for Gene
     
    

         
   Read the Whole Story!            Experience the Songs on CD Baby
 

RUNNIN' WITH THE WOLF

OMAR DYKES   

Omar's tribute to Howlin' Wolf   

photo Bob Corritore   

R E L E A S E D  J U L Y  9 T H  2 0 1 3

 

 


Omar and Friends - Songwriters Across Texas

L to R: Nick Connolly, Omar Dykes, Rosie Flores, Redd Volkaert, Dale Watson, Amanda Cevallos, Wes Starr, Billy Horton, Bill Jones, Kathy Murray

Press shot from 1/15/13 taping of Songwriters across Texas!

See Omar's Video Episode

 


 


 

        

Omar on Premier Austin CD - "Reel Tunes From Austin, Texas"

The Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau has commissioned this special compilation of music from some of the greatest Austin artists. Omar is not only in the elite 15 of musicians selected, he is also acknowledged for other projects he was part of. Click on the link and make sure to scroll down to read about Omar's appearances in movies, television, and video games.


TOO MUCH IS NOT ENOUGH

OMAR AND THE HOWLERS

Released on Big Guitar Music Label
Available thru Burnside Distributing  
RELEASED OCT 16th ! ! !
  
"Too Much Is Not Enough" Coverage

featuring Gary Clark Jr.
Gary's Website 
  
"Too Much Is Not Enough"
#6 for Nov 2012 | #10 for Dec 2012
Living Blues Magazine Radio Charts

 


 

Omar and Son Jake

Too Much Is Not Enough

CD RELEASE PARTY

SAXON PUB

OCT 20, 2012

  

I'M GONE

OMAR AND THE HOWLERS

Released on
Big Guitar Music Label
Available thru
Burnside Distributing
 
"I'm Gone" Coverage

  

Blues Underground selects "I'm Gone" as one of the Top Picks for January 2013
   
"I'm Gone" #39 Top 50 CDs for 2012 - Live Blues Magazine  See The List
"I'm Gone" appears #1 on Sirus/XM List of Picks for the Blues - Week of Nov 3
Bill Wax's Bluesville Picks to Click selects "I'm Gone" #1 on the list of picks

"If the Fabulous Thunderbirds and Stevie Ray Vaughan were literally double trouble, Omar and the Howlers' deep Delta blues were the triple threat out of Austin.  Dark, relentless beats more threatening than SRV's electric style.  Omar ... king of the jungle blues."

Margaret Moser
Austin Chronicle 9/2/11
 

2011 AMP LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT RECIPIENT
for contributions to the Austin Music Scene

Howlers business card in Austin - late 70s

Early Howlers

(left to right)

Omar Dykes aka Phil I Pino

Hugh Garraway aka Bosco Evans

Danny Dozier aka Pee Wee Varnell

Crow Field aka Torpedo Ramone

Jimmy Barnett aka Billy Ralph Winghead

Tommy Conner aka Uncle Tee Tot

 

  

1976 Howlers in Hattiesburg, MS - before their moving to Austin


Click to watch Omar and the Howlers' Hard Times in the Land of Plenty on YouTube

 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: SONY DIGITAL RE-RELEASES

Hard Times in the Land of Plenty and  Wall of Pride

Too Much Is Not Enough climbing the CD Playlist Charts
 
#10 on Australia's JuzBlooz November Playlist  view Playlist

#4 on Blues Debut Playlist  view Playlist


 

I want to thank ...

all the talented Howlers, past and present ...

all the songwriters, studio musicians ...
DJs and Management ...
   
and especially
all my loyal fans all over the world ...
   
Thank You to all my friends,
- Omar