It's Sunday night after Christmas and the Doug Fir is packed in anticipation of a raw, high-energy show from Saskatoon’s (Saskatchewan, Canada) Jordan Cook, aka Reignwolf, now a resident of Seattle. The music: a mix of blues rock—envision Sabbath and Rage with one of the more unique guitar playing styles I’ve seen in some time. Interesting note: When guitar techies made their way to the stage, they found Reignwolf’s pedal board covered by a black towel, adding some mystery to this young guitar prodigy’s sound. Standout moments included "Mandolin Song," "Are You Satisfied?" and "Electric Love" as Reignwolf turned the Doug Fir into his playground. After leaving the stage in shambles after his encore, he closed the show with a 15-minute impromptu jam with members of both bands at the bottom of the Fir's stairwell—a spectacular and entertaining show that left me wanting more!
Opening for Reignwolf were San Francisco’s Down and Outlaws and they made every moment of their blistering opening set count. These guys are rock and roll, playing gritty, driving songs that hit the marks for this photographer.