- Bass Hall at Monadnock Center
Originating from a chance meeting at a Boston folk club open mic night in 1971, Aztec Two-Step burst on the scene in ‘72 with their self-titled debut album on Elektra Records. Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman went on to spend a lifetime making music together, with their first album and subsequent albums for RCA Records becoming staples of progressive FM and college radio and helping to bring the folk/rock music of the 1960s into the 70s and beyond.
Now, after 47 years of touring, Neal has taken an indefinite hiatus following the passing of his beloved wife Karen, and Rex moves forward with the Aztec Two-Step legacy, welcoming on upright bass, blues harp and vocals, Steven “Muddy” Roues (The Roues Brothers; Jon Pousette-Dart; and Carl Perkins in the critically acclaimed documentary “The Other Side of Nashville”); and on guitars, keyboards and vocals, Dodie Pettit (Broadway’s CATS and original cast member of The Phantom of the Opera; session player on ATS’s 1980 album “Time of Our Lives”).
Rex & Friends have been touring with the Aztec Two-Step catalog to rousing fan reviews:
“You made my day! The show with Rex and Friends in Sarasota was fantastic! Look forward to seeing you again.”
“Great show at City Winery. Will always miss Neal, but Rex’s new configuration maintains the integrity of the ATS music that fans love and also brings in some new directions.”
“Amazing show at the Courthouse... Classic Aztec with a twist. Go see Rex, Dodie and Muddy. You won’t be disappointed!”
With their captivating sound and endearing stage presence, Rex’s new trio will perform vintage and recent Aztec Two-Step fan favorites as well as forgotten gems.