By Alma Reed
When one of my friends asked if I was covering the "Reignwolf" show, I was clueless on who this band was. After a quick Instagram search I was drawn to their YouTube channel where I watched their live performance of “Are You Satisfied” and was instantly hooked.
The Cowan is a gorgeous venue with an enviable stage and a light technician beloved by all music photographers in town, which made the decision of covering the band even more desirable.
Soon I found myself in a sea of fans filled with anticipation to see what was to be one of the best shows I have seen in 2019.
The appetiser of the night was Canadian blues rock band The Blue Stones. I wasn’t familiar with this band, or so I thought until Tarek Jafar (vocals and guitar) announced their final song Black Holes which I had heard previously on Spotify. Go check it out !
I have been to shows where the opener lacked energy or the stage presence needed to keep the audience engaged before the main act. But this was obviously the perfect act to open the night. Their modern yet familiar take on blues and fast drums had me so excited that I forgot there was more to come.
I was surprised to find out that people drove from as far as Milwaukee to come see the show. But after Reignwolf’s first song it all made sense. The three piece band demands your attention and it makes you feel as if they came to play just for you. Keep in mind that these guys have played with names like Black Sabbath and are currently touring with The Who.
Jordan Cook (frontman) makes it evident that music has been part of his life for a long time. He owns the stage and it seems like his major focus is to make sure that you never forget the show. No words or photos can do justice to Reignwolf’s live performance and you should definitely go and see this band before everyone else catches on and we no longer can afford front row seats.