08.31.11 Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman - 'Save The Hammer For The Man' featuring BEN HARPER available now

by kevin

Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman - 'Save The Hammer For The Man' featuring BEN HARPER available now

Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman - 'Save The Hammer For The Man' featuring BEN HARPER

available at Amazon here:

http://www.amazon.com/Save-Hammer-Man-Feat-Harper/dp/B005FTQM1W/ref=sr_1...

& iTunes here:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/world-wide-rebel-songs/id454001704

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& here's a little press about the collaboration:

http://illinoisentertainer.com/2011/08/cover-story-tom-morello/ more»

06.14.11 Fez Festival Review & Pictures

by kevin

Fez Festival Review & Pictures

I found this great review & pictures of Ben's performance at the Fez Festival in Morocco:

http://riadzany.blogspot.com/2011/06/ben-harper-closes-fez-festival-in-s...

THE VIEW FROM FEZ

Observations from the Medina of Fez in Morocco

Sunday, June 12, 2011
Ben Harper Closes the Fez Festival in Style

"I made it here. I made it here. Now my life can begin." - Ben Harper

For those few in the audience who had wondered how Ben Harper would fit into the spirit of a "sacred music festival" - the answer was "beautifully". From the moment he walked on stage and said "shukran" (thank you) to the last fading chord, Harper had Fez in the palm of his hand. His Moroccan t-shirt was hugely popular with the audience and his music even more so.

To the surprise of some, Ben Harper elected to do a mixed set - acoustic, soul, gospel, rock. What he delivered was perfect for the Fez Festival and confirmed why Harper is considered musical royalty in France. Yet there was no ego on display. When he ripped out a solo on slide or acoustic guitar, it was because the music demanded it, not the musician. more»

06.01.11 Tom Morello to Release New Nightwatchman CD featuring Ben Harper on August 30th

by kevin

Tom Morello to Release New Nightwatchman CD featuring Ben Harper on August 30th

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-morello-to-release-new-nightw...

Tom Morello to Release New Nightwatchman CD in August
Rage Against The Machine is also rumored to be prepping something for their 20th anniversary

By Andy Greene
June 1, 2011 5:05 PM ET

Tom Morello's alter-ego the Nightwatchman is releasing his third studio LP, World Rebel Songs, on August 30th. While much of the previous work by the Nightwatchman has been acoustic, this record features a full electric band. THE DEBUT SINGLE, "SAVE THE HAMMER FOR THE MAN," FEATURES BEN HARPER ON GUITAR AND VOCALS. The disc hits stores on August 30th.

"Troubled times call out for troubled songs," Morello said in a statement. "World Wide Rebel Songs is an album of rousing hopelessness and this time the Nightwatchman has brought along his electric guitar to tip the scales." more»