|Date:||February 24, 2018|
|Location:||Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center|
|Address:||525 Kumquat Ct. Sarasota|
Saturday, February 24,
· $25 Advance / $30 Day of Show
· Food: Chef Richard’s Kumquat Kitchen
525 Kumquat Ct
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 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.”
Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have spent a lifetime of making music together as the folk/rock duo, Aztec Two-Step. After taking their name from a poem by beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and with four plus decades as staples of progressive FM radio, major record deals and non-stop touring, Rex and Neal continue to impress audiences with intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar and soaring two-part harmonies. The duo has 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 Flour Hour and David Letterman.
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.