Tom Morello, guitarist for Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and Street Sweeper Social Club, is less known for his folk music, which he plays under the alias "The Nightwatchman" as well as Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman which he used on his second album The Fabled City. He has explained, "The Nightwatchman is my political folk alter ego. I’ve been writing these songs and playing them at open mic nights with friends for some time. This is the first time I’ve toured with it. When I play open mic nights, it’s announced as The Nightwatchman.