Aztec Two-Step - 42nd Anniversary Show with Special Guest Matt Turk - 3/10
at City Winery New York City
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When Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman met in March of 1971 at an open mic in Boston, they recognized immediately they had were capable of producing a uniquely progressive sound. However, neither could have imagined they would still be writing, recording, and touring together more than four decades later.
In 1972, just one year after meeting, Aztec Two-Step burst on to the scene with their self-titled debut album on Elektra Records. Their first album and subsequent albums for RCA Records were staples of forward-looking FM and college radio, and helped to transition the music of the 1960s into the ‘70s and beyond. As their recording career continued, so did the critical acclaim. The pair received the New York Music Award for Best Folk Album of the year for their album, Living in America in 1987, and were the subjects of the documentary ''No Hit Wonder,'' which aired on PBS in 1999.
Having drawn their name from beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s, “A Coney Island State of Mind”, the folk/rock duo have spent their lives creating easy-going, harmony driven tunes, bringing with them a new take on sounds comparable to James Taylor and Simon and Garfunkel. Aztec Two Step continues to be defined by intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar, forceful vocals and near-perfect instrumental harmonies.
ABOUT MATT TURK
Matt is a veteran performer who has engaged audiences around the world as a bandleader and acoustic troubadour, a seasoned artist with stellar instrumental chops and a warm, expressive voice. He has worked with Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Norah Jones, and The Doobie Bothers, among others, and his music has appeared in films and on TV. According to All Music Guide, Matt is “….an artist to be reckoned with.”