Omar Kent Dykes

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Omar Kent Dykes (born Kent Dykes Giggedy, 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]

Discography[edit]

  • 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)

References[edit]

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