Omar & the Howlers

ANTONE'S PRESENTS

Omar & the Howlers

Sat · April 1, 2017

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

Omar & the Howlers
Omar & the Howlers
Omar Kent Dykes has been playing rocking blues for over 50 years. He began playing at twelve years old in McComb, MS, sneaking out of the house at night after his parents went to sleep to cross the railroad tracks into Bear Town where the black community lived. His friends in Bear Town taught him how to play the blues with soul from the heart. Omar moved to Austin, TX in 1976 and quickly became one of the hottest bands in town, playing with the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and countless other bands that laid the foundation for Austin becoming the "Live Music Capital of the World." Omar and the Howlers began extensively touring globally in 1984. Since then, they have played in over 30 countries and 49 states. With influences of Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, and Bo Diddley, Omar has 27 releases since 1980 and continues to crank out material on a regular basis. He has been awarded the Netherlands Edison Award, Band/Album/Song of the Year by the Austin Chronicle Music Awards, and was the 2011 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from AMP for his contribution to the Austin Music Scene.
Venue Information:
Antone's
305 E 5th Street
Austin, TX, 78701
http://www.antonesnightclub.com/