The Eighth Step Presents: Aztec Two-Step

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 7:30 pm

The Eighth Step presents AZTEC TWO-STEP CD Release: Naked "…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

WATCH: NAKED Aztec Two-Step

Music legends Rex Fowler & Neal Schulman return - with a stellar new album! Celebrating the release of Naked, they'll perform highlights from the CD including "Family," "Long Black Lincoln" and the title track "Naked" - a socially-conscious and uplifting song with contemporary themes. They'll also perform fan-favorites from their illustrious 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, after taking their name from a poem by beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the duo burst on the scene with their self-titled debut album on Elektra Records, and 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, 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 46 years, Rex and Neal continue to impress audiences with their intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar and soaring two-part harmonies, and are considered to be one of acoustic music's most beloved and enduring acts.

"May Aztec Two-Step's word-brain fill the Air. Anybody that interested in poetry's welcome to enter my ear." -Allen Ginsberg

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