Reignwolf WonderRoad Festival Indianapolis IN Photos By Laura Fox Review By Camber Sollberger
Jordan Cook, a.k.a. Reignwolf, tore up the Hi-Fi stage as one of the closing performances at WonderRoad Fest on Sunday. Reignwolf (both the man and the band) masterfully blends rock and blues for soul-crushing tracks. The mix of genres brings in a wide range of fans, from head-banging metalheads to chill parents with young kids.
Reignwolf morphs what we would typically think of as a band, frequently playing the stage alone. (During Sunday’s performance, however, he was joined on stage by drummer Joe Braley.) You can often find Cook hanging a mic in the air or around his neck as he maneuvers every inch of the stage. Each intense performance is a captivating and remarkable show of talent.
Although there were a few technical difficulties Sunday, Cook, who is known for his adaptability and improv, took them all in stride. Despite tangled cords, mics and amps which came unplugged, and guitar straps which fell off, Cook gave a stellar performance his fans will never forget. His act was engaging, artistic, and sincere. Near the end of the set, Cook and Braleydebuted Reignwolf’s newest song, “The Woods,” which is to be released this Friday and features Brad Wilk from Rage Against the Machine.
The WonderRoad crowd was filled with diehard fans of all ages. One fan was too young for the show the night prior and was turned away at the door, so Jordan let her choose a song. He played with another young fan’s guitar pick, returning it to the boy after the show.
Reignwolf left Indianapolis after playing two great shows; first at the Hi-Fi Indy Saturday night and then at the Hi-Fi stage at the WonderRoad music festival. The tour continues out to Europe for a long final stretch of the tour. You have one more chance to see Reignwolf in the U.S. this year at the Bourbon and Beyond Festival in Louisville, KY this September, so be sure to check them out. I know I will.