A Legendary Night of Music at AHM’s Performing Arts Hall
Get ready for another incredible night of music, food, and fun on Saturday night October 19, 2019, at the AHM Performing Arts Hall. This year’s concert will feature folk-rock music legend Rex Fowler and friends, as part of the band Aztec Two Step 2.0.
Originating from a chance meeting at a Boston folk club open mic night in 1971, Aztec Two-Step (Rex Fowler & Neal Shulman) burst on the scene in ’72 with their self-titled debut album on Elektra Records. This first album and their three subsequent albums for RCA Records made the duo staples of progressive FM and college radio, helping to usher the folk-rock music of the 1960s into the 1970s and beyond. Rex and Neal went on to spend a lifetime of making music together. However, after 47 years of recording and non-stop touring, Neal has retired.
In this new era of Aztec Two-Step, original founding member, lead singer and songwriter Rex continues on with their captivating songs (including some of Neal’s originals), expanding the band’s musical legacy with his new ensemble. With 2 and 3-part harmonies, fresh multi-instrumental arrangements, and Dodie Pettit’s electrifying guitar work, they recapture the sound of the duo’s original studio recordings. Aztec Two-Step 2.0 will perform ATS fan favorites and forgotten gems, with Rex’s stage patter still as engaging, funny and poignant as ever.
Joining Rex will be Dodie Pettit – Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals, and Steven “Muddy” Roues – on Upright Bass, Blues Harmonica, Vocals. Dodie Pettit is an accomplished songwriter and recording artist. A member of the famed The Untouchable, and then The Enchanted Forest, both All-Girl Bands of the mid-1960s, Dodie is also a former Principal Dancer for the American Repertory Dance Company and had a distinguished 15-year career on Broadway as an original cast member of The Phantom of the Opera, as well as appearing in Tony Award-winning musicals CATS and Titanic. http://dodiepettit.com/home/
Steven is a record producer, songwriter, recording artist, and touring musician. Muddy has performed live or recorded with luminaries, B.B. King, Bo Diddley, Howling Wolf, James Cotton, Sam and Dave, The Chambers Brothers, Wilson Pickett, John Hiatt, Joe Ely, and David Bromberg. Muddy was an honored band member in the critically acclaimed documentary film, “The Other Side of Nashville” featuring Carl Perkins.
This year’s AHM Fall Foliage Concert and Auction will feature music, dinner, desserts, a live and silent auction of some amazing vacation, dining and sports packages. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the AHM offices and are $40.00 per person. Call 860-228-9488.
AHM is a regional charity providing a wide range of youth and family services for the residents of Andover, Columbia, Hebron, and Marlborough. The AHM Performing Arts Hall is an intimate concert setting, located on Pendleton Drive in Hebron. All proceeds from the concert and auction will benefit AHM’s mental health services for local children and teens.