Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman
For his third full length album as The Nightwatchman (and the fourteenth album of his illustrious career), guitar superhero Morello switched up his style. Since 2007, he has used the moniker for his alter ego as a solo folk balladeer, delivering uncompromising protest songs in the tradition of Woody Guthrie and the young Bob Dylan. That identity was recently heard on Morello’s Union Town EP, eight songs benefiting the America Votes Labor Unity Fund, recorded in response to the anti-union bill put forward by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. But on World Wide Rebel Songs, he has assumed the role of frontman for a band, The Freedom Fighter Orchestra, and picked up his electric guitar to convey his messages of resistance.