If you want to get ahead in this business, it doesn’t hurt to have Pearl Jam on your side.

A young guitarist with monster chops named Jordan Cook got some early fans in the Seattle band, along with members of Soundgarden. Pearl Jam made sure their longtime agent, Don Muller of WME, was aware of this phenom and soon Cook became a client of the agency’s Personal Appearances department.

Now he’s repped worldwide at the agency day-to-day by Robbie Brown, along with other agents on both sides of the pond: Muller, Sherry Danzig, Pete Nash and Josh Kurfirst.

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As for the name Reignwolf – it’s one of those pliable monikers that can refer to either Cook or the killer trio of musicians – much like how Santana or Montrose could refer to a band or an individual. Reignwolf features Cook along with drummer Joseph Braley and guitarist David T. Rapaport aka Stitch.

“Reignwolf has taken a unique, DIY approach that has converted fans from the ground up at every festival or show they play,” Brown told Pollstar. “[They have] a raw energy that channels everything from Howlin Wolf and Jimmy Page to Nirvana.

“It has been great to see all the attention they have received from fans and artists alike in the past 12 months without the release of a full-length record.  All of this has enabled Reignwolf to have some very cool support looks and tours including an upcoming spring run with Black Sabbath.”

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Obviously something special is going on. Reignwolf hasn’t released an album yet (an EP is expected early 2014) and only has one single – “Are You Satisfied” – on iTunes and Spotify. The band doesn’t even have a manager yet, but it has already made itself known on the festival circuit, playing Coachella, Sasquatch, Lollapalooza, ACL, Music Midtown and Voodoo Experience, among others.

“We really think we have something special with Reignwolf,” Brown said, “and are looking forward to watching this grow for years to come.”