The story of Aztec Two-Step is intertwined with the history of folk/rock music in America. Originating from a chance meeting at an “open mic night” in a Boston folk club in 1971, Rex & Neal’s first four albums on Elektra & RCA Records helped usher the music of the 60’s into the 1970’s and beyond, leaving an indelible mark on the musical genre.
As their recording career continued, so did the critical acclaim. In 1986, their album “Living in America” was named in Billboard’s year-end critic’s poll. It also received the New York Music Award for the Best Folk Album. For this show Aztec Two-Step’s lead songwriter and singer Rex Fowler will be joined by longtime bassist Fred Holman and esteemed keyboardist John Korba (Hall & Oates, Phoebe Snow, Rosanne Cash, John Waite) as Neal Shulman takes an indefinite period of time off following the passing of his beloved wife Karen. In Neal’s absence, the three have been winning over audiences with Rex’s familiar vocals and the trio’s lush orchestrations. And of course Rex’s stories!
We hope you’ll join us for a special evening of Aztec Two-Step classics as well as highlights from their new album “Naked.” The show takes place on Saturday, February 24, 8pm at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Advance tickets are available at www.wslr.org.
Aztec Two-Step received the New York Music Award for Best Folk Album for their 6th of 16 albums released. They have performed worldwide, been critically acclaimed in major U.S. newspapers, reviewed in Rolling Stone Magazine and appeared on numerous radio and TV shows, including The King Biscuit Flower Hour, World Cafe Live and David Letterman.
photo from Aztec Two Step Website