May 3, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Aztec Two-Step 2.0 Featuring Rex Fowler and Friends

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. Their first album and three subsequent albums for RCA Records made the duo staples of progressive FM and college radio, helping to usher in the folk/rock music of the 1960s into the 1970s and beyond.

Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman went on to spend a lifetime making music together. After 47 years, Neal has retired, and Rex moves the ATS legacy into the future, expanding the band and introducing new members of his Aztec Two-Step 2.0 ensemble:

Dodie Pettit: Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Songwriter, recording artist and theatrical performer, Dodie had a distinguished 15-year career on Broadway, which included being an original cast member of The Phantom of the Opera. She also appeared in two other Tony Award winning musicals - CATS, and Titanic. Dodie and Rex first met when she was a session player and singer on ATS’s album,“ Time of Our Lives” (1980). Her recent solo CD releases include "Songs From The Journey", "Playin' With The Boys", "In My Own Voice", and "Long Road."

Steven “Muddy” Roues - Upright Bass, Blues Harmonica, Vocals
Record producer, songwriter, recording artist and touring musician, Roues has had a rich and fulfilling 40-year career. He continues to perform his original music regularly with The Roues Brothers, Finn & The Sharks and The UpSouth Twisters. Muddy has performed live or recorded with luminaries, B.B. King, Bo Diddley, Howling Wolf, James Cotton, Sam and Dave, The Chambers Brothers, Wilson Pickett, John Hiatt, Joe Ely and David Bromberg. Muddy was an honored band member in the critically acclaimed documentary film, “The Other Side of Nashville” featuring Carl Perkins, John Lee Hooker and Luther Allison.

Rex’s band banter and stage patter is still as fun, warm and engaging as ever. With Rex & Friends performing fan favorites and forgotten gems often reminiscent of Aztec Two-Step’s original recordings, the band is earning enthusiastic fan reviews and standing ovations!

“Amazing show at Courthouse Arts….classic Aztec with a twist. Go see Rex, Dodie and Muddy. You won’t be disappointed!”
“Great show at City Winery…. Rex’s new configuration maintains the integrity of the ATS music that fans love and also brings in some new and interesting directions.”
“The show with Rex and Friends in Sarasota was fantastic! - looking forward to seeing you again!”

Doors open at 7:00 pm
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