Omar Dykes

New album: Runnin’ With The Wolf

The new album ‘Runnin’ With The Wolf’ from Omar Dykes is released through the Mascot Label Group / Provogue on 12 August 2013 on CD [Cat. No. PRD74042]. Omar is one of the leading musicians in blues/rock land this album sees him and his accomplished, dynamic Austin-based band take a crack at recording 14 classics immortalized by Howlin’ Wolf – and 1 track written by Dykes inspired by the Wolf!

“I do my little versions of the songs,” Omar Dykes says. “If Howlin’ Wolf was a 500-pound steel anvil, then I’m a little piece of steel wool that fell out of the pack.” Howlin’ Wolf songs are primal blasts of passionate Chicago blues. The big, bulky icon was a unique interpreter, particularly of Willie Dixon’s provocative songs. Howlin’ Wolf would take a tune and make it his own. That’s why so many classic songs penned by Dixon are known as Howlin’ Wolf numbers.


1. Runnin’ With the Wolf / 2. Killing Floor / 3. The Red Rooster / 4. Howlin’ For My Baby / 5. Spoonful / 6. Ooh Baby Hold Me / 7. Riding in the Moonlight / 8. Who’s Been Talkin’ / 9. Back Door Man / 10. Worried All the Time / 11. Smokestack Lightning / 12. Do The Do / 13. I’m Leavin’ You / 14. Tell Me What I’ve Done / 15. Wang Dang Doodle

Dykes himself, who is what the late DJ Wolfman Jack might have sounded like if he sang, is humble to a fault – as the sheer musicianship and craft underpinning ‘Runnin’ With The Wolf’ proves. Omar has been making swaggering, celebratory electric blues rock out of America’s live music Mecca, Austin, since 1976 and this latest album is simply essential listening for any Blues enthusiast.

For more information please contact Chris Hewlett on 0845 601 2833 or email

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