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. This first album and their three subsequent albums for RCA Records made the duo staples of progressive FM and college radio, helping to usher the folk-rock music of the 1960s into the 1970s and beyond. Rex and partner Neal Shulman went on to spend a lifetime of making music together.
After 47 years, Neal has retired, and in this new era of Aztec Two-Step, Rex continues on with their catalog (including some of Neal’s originals), expanding the band’s musical legacy with his new ensemble. With 2- and 3-part harmonies and multi-instrumental arrangements, they recapture the sound of the duo's original studio recordings with a new and exciting, yet familiar, sound.
What people are saying:
“I am a super fan of the new arrangements. Prisoner was always haunting, but this has a sound that transcends, elevates this to a new height…”
“I went to the show this past Saturday night. Wasn't sure what to expect. What a surprise! Rex was Rex and the band was awesome!!….Don't miss the opportunity to see them!”
“Absolutely FANTASTIC show last night. All familiar material, just taken up a notch!! Really, really terrific show! Great job Rex and company!!”
Rex’s new band members:
Dodie Pettit - Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Vocals
Accomplished songwriter and recording artist, Dodie Pettit first met Rex Fowler when she was a session player and singer on ATS’s 1980 "Times of Our Lives” album. Dodie and Rex were married in 2018 and are the heart and soul of the new Aztec Two Step "2.0" ensemble. Going farther back, as part of the first generation of female rock bands of the 1960s, Dodie was a member of the famed The Untouchable and then followed as a member of The Enchanted Forest. Dodie is a former Principal Dancer for the American Repertory Dance Company and had a distinguished 15-year career on Broadway as an original cast member of The Phantom of the Opera, as well as appearing in Tony Award winning musicals CATS and Titanic.
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.