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 Fowler and Neal Shulman 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.
Now, they interpret the classic music of one of the greatest duos of all-time Simon & Garfunkel.
Says Jessica Pace of American Songwriter, “Aztec Two-Step bring their predecessors’ airy harmonies down to earth, but still convey the simplistic beauty of every song in a warbling, sunny style.”
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 Fowler and Neal Shulman’s first four albums on Elektra & RCA Records helped usher the music of the ‘60s into the ‘70s 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.
They continue to record and tour, winning accolades for their musicianship and commitment to Folk music, both past and present.
“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, CT Folk