Aztec Two-Step 2.0
See it was like this…
The story of Aztec Two-Step is intertwined with the history of folk/rock music in America. Originating from a chance meeting in 1971 at an “open mic night” in Boston, Rex & Neal went on to Record four albums on Elektra and RCA Records that helped usher the music of the 60’s into the 1970’s and beyond, leaving an indelible mark on the musical genre.
Since Neal retired in 2018, Rex and his wife Dodie Pettit, an accomplished musician and an original member of The Phantom of the Opera, are now the heart and soul of ATS 2.0. Together, with members of their new ensemble, they continue to expand and explore the band’s musical legacy with fan favorites, forgotten gems and outstanding new original compositions.
After “lifting” the band’s name from a poem by beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and writing the first song for or about Jack Kerouac’s iconic novel, “On The Road,” the story of Rex and 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, the duo that included co-founder Neal Shulman, went on to record four albums throughout the decade on Elektra & RCA Records that left an indelible mark on the musical genre.