Aztec Two-Step’s 45th Anniversary Show Coming To Oswego

OSWEGO – This year marks acclaimed folk–rock duo Aztec Two-Step’s 45th anniversary.

Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman, who met at a Boston coffeehouse open mic in 1971, will be commemorating this amazing milestone with special shows throughout the year.

October 8 at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. at Oswego Music Hall, McCrobie Building, 41 Lake St., the duo will perform original songs from their 45-year collaboration as well as a sprinkling of their renditions of Everly Brothers and Simon & Garfunkel classics.

Tickets: $22 advance/$25 door.

To purchase tickets, visit http://www.oswegomusichall.org/ or call (315) 342-1733 for additional information.

Bursting on the scene in 1972 with their critically acclaimed self-titled debut on Elektra Records, Aztec Two-Step’s first album and three subsequent albums for RCA Records were staples of progressive FM and college radio, and helped usher the music of the 1960s into the ’70s and beyond.

Since then, they have spent a lifetime making music together as the folk-rock duo that takes its name from a poem by beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

In 2005, they released a career-defining “Days Of Horses” CD to rave reviews.

Up until this point, Fowler had been the primary songwriter of the duo.

But here, five of the album’s 11 songs, including their baby boomer anthemic “Better These Days,” were penned by Shulman.

The title track “Days of Horses,” written by Fowler, was used as the opening and closing music in the 2012 documentary “Selling Cars in America.”

Of this CD release, the Boston Globe said, “Fans of the duo’s harmony-driven tunes and easygoing acoustic guitar riffs will recognize their James Taylor-meets-Simon & Garfunkel sound. What’s new is the mood. This album sits back on its haunches as Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman look back wistfully at American pop culture and their own ride through it.”