About The Artist featuring Rex Fowler & Friends
A Benefit Concert for Connecticut Dance School of Fairfield
Rex Fowler carries the Aztec Two-Step legacy forward into a new era following partner Neal Shulman’s retirement. Rex and his new ensemble will perform ATS fan favorites and forgotten gems (including some of Neal’s originals), recapturing the multi-instrumental sound of the duo’s original studio recordings along with 2- and 3-part harmonies. And of course Rex’s band banter and stage patter is still as warm and engaging (and funny!) as ever.
Rex & Friends are pleased to donate a portion of their proceeds from this concert to benefit the acclaimed non-profit Connecticut Dance School (CDS) of Fairfield. Founded in 1970, CDS offers children’s and adult ballet classes, jazz, contemporary classes and an adaptive dance program for children with special needs called Dance 4All Abilities. Aztec Two-Step 2.0’s new band member Dodie Pettit is deeply connected with the school and has been on its board of directors for over ten years. She has been instrumental in fostering the services it provides for the Fairfield County community. www.ctdanceschool.org
What the fans are saying about ATS 2.0: “I went to the show at The Narrows this past Saturday night. Wasn’t sure what to expect. How do you replace Neal’s guitar work? What a pleasant surprise! Rex was Rex and the band was awesome!….Don’t miss the opportunity to see them!”
“Absolutely FANTASTIC show last night. All familiar material, just taken up a notch!! Really, really terrific show! Great job Rex and company!!” “Dodie is a Guitar Wizard!”
Rex’s ATS 2.0 band members:
Dodie Pettit – Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Vocals Accomplished songwriter and recording artist, Dodie Pettit first met Rex Fowler when she was a session player and singer on ATS’s 1980 “Times of Our Lives” album. Dodie and Rex were recently married and are the heart and soul of the new Aztec Two Step 2.0 ensemble. Going farther back, as part of the first generation of female rock bands of the 1960s, Dodie was a member of the famed The Untouchable, then followed up as a member of The Enchanted Forest. Dodie is 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.
Steven “Muddy” Roues – Upright Bass, Blues Harmonica, Vocals Record producer, songwriter, recording artist and touring musician, Roues has had a rich and fulfilling 40-year career. He continues to perform his original music regularly with The Roues Brothers, Finn & The Sharks and The UpSouth Twisters. 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.
Peter Hohmeister – Drums, Percussion, Vocals Rex and Dodie met Peter recently at a cabaret in Westport, CT when he was sitting in with an exquisite local jazz quartet. Being both an accomplished musician and teacher, they knew immediately that Peter’s nuanced and versatile percussive style would be a perfect fit for ATS’s diverse musical canon.
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