Drive-Up Concert: Aztec Two-Step 2.0 Featuring Rex Fowler, Dodie Pettit & Friends
Thursday, July 22, 2021 7:00 pm
$90.00 - 110.00 per vehicle
It’s a new era for Aztec Two-Step!
“The old songs done in Rex’s new lineup has brought new life to the music. This truly is a band that people need to experience!!” – Ron Olesko, WFDU-fm and Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club
Originating from a chance meeting at a Boston folk club open mic night in 1971, Rex Fowler & Neal Shulman burst on the scene as Aztec Two-Step in ’72 with their self-titled debut album on Elektra Records. This first album and their three subsequent albums for RCA Records made the duo staples of progressive FM and college radio, helping to usher the folk-rock music of the 1960s into the 1970s and beyond. Rex and Neal went on to spend a lifetime of making music together, earning innumerable accolades and building a loyal fan base.
After 47 years Neal retired, and original founding member, principal singer and songwriter Rex has continued on with their captivating songs (including some of Neal’s originals), expanding the band’s musical legacy with his new ensemble Aztec Two-Step 2.0. The band includes Rex’s wife – actress, singer, dancer, songwriter and Broadway veteran Dodie Pettit (acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, vocals), Steven “Muddy” Roues (upright bass, harmonica, vocals), Peter Holmeister (drums) and Joe Meo (woodwinds). With 2 and 3-part harmonies, multi-instrumental arrangements and Dodie’s dazzling guitar work, they’ve recaptured the sound and feeling of Rex & Neal’s original studio recordings, at the same time putting a fresh spin on it.
Aztec Two-Step 2.0 performs favorite ATS classics and old forgotten gems along with some new material, with the stage patter still as engaging, fun, and poignant as ever.
“Absolutely FANTASTIC show last night. All familiar material, just taken up a notch!!” “Exceeded all my expectations! Just magical!” ~ the fans