Aztec Two-Step "Naked" CD Release

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A note from Aztec Two-Step:

We are saddened to inform our Aztec Two-Step family and friends of the passing of Neal's beloved wife Karen. Kind, courageous, generous and warm, she will forever be in our hearts.

Right now, in the short run at least, Neal needs to take a little personal time off but has asked Rex to play their scheduled dates so that Aztec Two-Step can continue on in support of their new CD. Rex has enlisted some of his dear friends to lend their musical talents to these new songs as well as their many ATS classics. 

For this show, besides longtime ATS bassist Fred Holman (McKendree Spring, Jerry Jeff Walker and Richie Havens), Rex looks forward to being joined on stage by producer and session musician Michael McGinnis. Michael has worked previously with Aztec Two-Step as well as Noel Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul and Mary), Cidny Bullens (Elton John, Bob Dylan), Schooner Fare, Devonsquare and The Nutopians, to name a few.

Legendary folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step will celebrate the release of their new album "Naked," performing highlights from the CD, including "Family," "Long Black Lincoln" and the title-track "Naked" – a socially-conscious and uplifting song with contemporary themes. The duo will also perform early fan-favorites from their storied 46-year career.

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.  In 1972, Aztec Two-Step, whose name comes from a poem by beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, burst on the scene with their self-titled debut album on Elektra Records. Since then, Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have spent a lifetime making music together. Their first album, along with their subsequent albums on RCA Records, were staples of progressive FM and college radio and helped to usher in the folk-rock music of the 1960's into the 70's and beyond. As their recording career continued, so did the critical acclaim. They have been praised in countless major US newspapers and magazines, including Rolling Stone, and have appeared on TV and radio shows including David Letterman, the King Biscuit Flour Hour and World Café Live. In 1987, 'Living in America' received the New York Music Award for best folk album and was named in Billboard's year-end critics' choice poll.  After more than four decades, Rex and Neal continue to impress audiences with their intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar and soaring two-part harmonies, and area considered to be one of acoustic music's most beloved and enduring acts.

Headliners in their own right, the duo also appeared in concert with such notable artists as The Beach Boys, The Band, Bruce Springsteen, Talking Heads, Michael Bolton, Bon Jovi, Randy Newman, Heart, Donovan, Judy Collins, Jose Feliciano, Carly Simon, Bonnie Raitt, Roger McGuinn, Tim Hardin, Bette Midler, Harry Chapin, Jim Croce, Steve Goodman, Laura Nyro, Allen Ginsberg, Richie Havens, Arlo Guthrie, Don McLean, Suzanne Vega, David Bromberg, Jesse Winchester, Jonathan Edwards, Dave Mason, Phoebe Snow, Shawn Colvin, Marshall Crenshaw, Michelle Shocked, John Sebastian, Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Renaissance, Richard Thompson, Al Stewart, America, Poco, Firefall, NRBQ, Orleans, John Cafferty, The Strawbs, Seals and Crofts, Loggins and Messina, Brewer and Shipley, Batdorf and Rodney, Peter Frampton, Joan Jett, Joe Ely, ShaNaNa, Papa John Creach, The Allman/Betts Band, Atlanta Rhythm Section, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Pure Prairie League, Jimmy Buffet, Eddie Rabbit, Trisha Yearwood, Earl Scruggs, Vassar Clemens, Jerry Jeff Walker, Rodney Crowell, Crystal Gayle, Melissa Manchester, David Clayton Thomas, Neil Sedaka, Kenny Rankin, Larry Coryell, Joan Armatrading, The Persuasions, Bill Cosby, Steve Landesberg, Steven Wright, Richard Belzer, Robert Klein and many more.

"...the right sound at the right time...beautiful acoustic guitar playing and questioning lyrics...songs performed with forceful vocals and near perfect instrumental harmonies." – Variety

"Performing groups or songwriting pairs don't often find themselves creatively collaborating after five or even ten years. Rock music has its success stories, such as the Rolling Stones and the writing partnership of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. In folk music there is Aztec Two-Step."
– Sarah Cornelius, CtFolk

Aztec Two-Step

7pm doors – 8pm show | $30 adv. – $35 day of

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