Omar & The Howlers

Omar & The Howlers
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From the first LP "Big Leg Beat" (1980) all through the many Howlers albums and some solo projects Omar's amazing ability as a performer and songwriter shows there is no need to cover old Blues songs - as long as your blood throbs in the right rhythm and you never forget where the roots are coming from. The always solid and powerful grooving rhythm section of Bruce Jones (Bass) and Gene Brandon (Drums) 1994 called it a day after having been on the road as The Howlers for many years. The albums "World Wide Open" (1995) and "Southern Style" (1996) have been recorded with another special bassist, Paul Junior, and drummer Steve Kilmer, who was born in England. Another proof Omar Dykes always has a good hand to pick out fitting musicians to perform his - mainly self penned - songs live as well as in the studio. 1999 drummer Steve was replaced by Rich Chilleri, to continue touring as a trio. "That's how it should be", Omar said, and who can deny this when looking back at Omar & The Howlers' past?! Omar is an original, his fantastic voice and special style to play the guitar makes him unique, even in the "Live Music Capital of the World", which is Austin TX, U.S.A.! Add Omar to The Howlers - and you've got the finest Texas Blues &-rock.
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Average Rating : 4.8              Total Reviews: 4

Omar & The Howlers  10/07/2007            
On The Jimmy Reed Highway is a great compliation of old and new songs. Just wonderful. Can't stop playing it.
Omar & The Howlers  04/23/2006            
Omar & The Howlers  10/06/2003            
These guys rock out and have for years. Screw Creager, this is real Texas music.
Omar & The Howlers  07/07/2003            
oh-my-god -- these guys can make the kind music that makes me want to move. There's only 3 -- sounds like 5! love 'em live.
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