Venerable folk-rock band Aztec Two-Step took the stage at The Narrows on Saturday. With the retirement of co-founder Neal Shulman, founding member Rex Fowler has complied a new ensemble which he is labeling as Aztec Two-Step 2.0.
The band’s new lineup includes Fowler on lead vocals and guitar, his wife Dodie Petit on lead guitar and vocals, Steven “Muddy” Rouse on upright bass, Peter Hohmeister on drums, and Rob Aries of the Average White Band sitting in on keyboards.
Brimming with magnificent three part harmonies, the band played many songs from its original catalog. Although Shulman is sorely missed, the band didn’t miss a beat in entertaining its longtime fans.
Fowler and Shulman first met in a coffee house in Boston in 1971, and the rest is history. The duo have been regulars on the folk festival circuit for decades. Their collaboration has established legions of loyal fans through their near years together.
What’s Up Rhode Island was there to cover Fowler and friends’ continuation of the legacy of Aztec Two-Step’s storied career. See the slideshow below for photos.