Social and political activist, multiple award-winning guitarist Marc Ribot has released 25 albums under his own name, plus collaborations with Tom Waits, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Elvis Costello, John Mellencamp and many others. 2018 saw the release of two politically charged albums: YRU Still Here?, the long awaited third album from Ribot’s post-rock/noise trio Ceramic Dog, and Songs of Resistance 1942-2018 (featuring guest vocalists Tom Waits, Steve Earle, Meshell Ndegeocello and more) voicing anger and outrage during these turbulent times, and both albums landing on various Best of 2018 lists including NPR’s All Songs Considered.