“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
Stangl Stage is excited to bring the folk/rock duo Aztec Two-Steps to Stangl Stage! Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have recorded and toured non-stop since 1972 and June 2, 2018 is your chance to see them live in Flemington’s historic Stangl Pottery Factory.
Naked, new single by Aztec Two-Step
For more than four decades, Rex and Neal have been writing and performing songs that helped make their generation’s musical memories, all the while inspiring a generation of young singer songwriters. They are still known for their intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar, and inspiring harmonies, and are considered one of acoustic music’s most respected and enduring acts.
“What the world needs now is love sweet love” pretty much sums up the message of our uplifting, contemporary socially-conscious song. And this too, least ye forget: “We’re all born ‘Naked’ with wings to soar….” Visit aztectwostep.com for some great updates about Aztec Two Step and their new single NAKED.
History of 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.
Read more about Aztec Two-Step and hear their music at www.aztectwostep.com
MONARCH MUSIC AGENCY