Reignwolf at Slim’s 04-16-2013

Posted: April 21, 2013 in Heavy Metal, Photos, Review, Slim's
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Slim’s, San Francisco, CA

I first heard of, and saw, Reignwolf, AKA Jordon Cook, when I stumbled across his set at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass last year. The act blew me away and I was excited to see him listed at Slim’s. Reignwolf definitely falls on the hardly side of HSB as they sound like a mix of the White Stripes and Led Zeppelin. After his set at Slim’s the other night, I now know how he was selected for the HSB line-up. When they asked if he played bluegrass he said, “Sure, I play mandolin” and simply neglected to mention that by “playing” he meant “use it as a slide.”

Reignwolf at Slim’s. Click for more photos.

For the first couple of songs, he was just him. But “just him” is a bit of an understatement as he sings, plays guitar and a kick-drum all at the same time. He was then joined but another guitar player who played the bass part and a drummer. Throughout the set he switched between guitar, mando, and bass. The set itself was surprisingly short only about 50 minutes including a two song encore. For a $15 show with two acts, I guess it’s not that bad.

The opening act, Black Cobra Vipers, didn’t leave much of an impression on me. I do remember them starting to tell a story, pausing while looking a bit confused and then adding, “it’s pauses like this that make a 45 minute set.”

Set list:

No idea but it rocked.


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