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Aztec Two-Step with Special Guest Jen Lowe

Infinity Hartford


Sat, August 30, 2014
Hartford, CT
Show at 8 PM

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Folk / Rock
Aztec Two-Step with Special Guest Jen Lowe

The iconic folk-rock duo, Aztec Two-Step, is one of acoustic music's most enduring acts who continue to impress with intelligent songwriting & inspiring harmonies. Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have turned out 14 albums, 12 singles and one PBS documentary and appeared with artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt and the Talking Heads. Variety magazine described them best when they wrote, “…the right sound at the right time…beautiful acoustic guitar playing and questioning lyrics…songs performed with forceful vocals and near perfect instrumental harmonies.” Praised by everyone from fans to music critics and even poet Allen Ginsberg, Aztec Two-Step reminds us of the political, social and emotional importance of music in our daily lives. 

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Aztec Two-Step  - “Naked” CD Release!

Legendary folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step will celebrate the release of their new album "Naked," performing highlights from the CD, including “Family,” “Long Black Lincoln” and the title-track “Naked” - a socially-conscious and uplifting song with contemporary themes.  The duo will also perform fan-favorites from their storied 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, Aztec Two-Step, whose name comes from a poem by beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, burst on the scene with their self-titled debut album on Elektra Records. 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, the 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 45 years, Rex and Neal continue to impress audiences with their intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar and soaring two-part harmonies, and area considered to be one of acoustic music's most beloved and enduring acts.

“…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

“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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Having toured with prestigious national and international artists, Lowe is a journey-woman through and through; armed with a beaten-up backpack stuffed with sentimental keep-sakes of a woman both beloved and scorned.  The songs on her debut solo CD, “From the End of this Hallway”, play like bittersweet battle-cries of a great victory won against fallen relationships and personal struggles in a coming-of-age war.  And when the dust settles, there’s the lone voice of Jen’s soul, swaying gently, beautifully, between each song like a feather dropping from the heavens between the limbs of Oak trees.

Jen’s eternal search for balance and connection in her life comes through strongly in her writing and performance.  Never taking herself too seriously in life or on the stage, you will often find her giggling and at ease as she tells a funny anecdote or reaches into her soul to share the darker parts of her journey.  She is a true natural performer, whether she’s pounding ferociously on a djembe or gently finger-picking her old guitar; as a multi-instrumentalist, Jen’s shows are spontaneous, fun and never predictable.

And it truly resonates.  Her stage presence, songwriting, and musical ability have instantly captured audiences from state to state.  Her lovelorn poetic verses and catchy choruses will remain in your head, illuminating and fluttering, like fireflies in a mason jar, long after the last note is played.


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