Live Music at Voices Café!
Our vision is to be a center of inspiration and spiritual growth for those who come to experience performing artists whose messages are powerful, provocative, fun, and uplifting. The series will support the values of social justice, community, stewardship, and spiritual nourishment and will be a tangible demonstration of the Unitarian mission to Inspire, Connect, and Act.
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We have lined up the following exciting acts in our main venue for the balance of the 2012/13 season:
Saturday, June 8th: Aztec Two-Step
Unless otherwise noted, all showtimes are 8pm. Doors open 30 minutes before show time.
Next up - Aztec Two-Step!
In 1972, Aztec Two-Step, whose name comes from a poem by beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, burst upon 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 as the folk/rock duo Aztec Two-Step. Their first album, along with their subsequent albums for RCA Records were staples of progressive FM and college radio and helped to bring the folk/rock music of the 1960s into the 70s and beyond.
Rex and Neal were often reviewed as having the “east coast sensibility,” “intellectual lyricism,” and “ethereal harmonies” of Simon & Garfunkel with their debut album on Elektra Records in 1972. Possessing a rich musical legacy of their own, few groups, if any, were more qualified to interpret and perform the timeless songs and harmonies of their legendary predecessors. In 2008, the duo released “Time It Was -The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook” (Red Engine Records), a live tribute album of S&G’s music, featuring narration by legendary DJ and music historian Pete Fornatale, who provides commentary and insights based on his interviews with Simon & Garfunkel. Three plus years later and counting, Rex, Neal, Pete, and bassist Fred Holman, continue to impress audiences up and down the eastern seaboard with this entertaining and informative show.
Rex and Neal released their first live album,“Highway Signs” on the PRIME-CD folk label in 1996 in celebration of their 25th anniversary. In 1999 they were the subjects of the documentary, “No Hit Wonder,” which was aired on several PBS stations across America. To commemorate their 30th anniversary in 2001, they released a double CD compellation entitled, “Live & Rare” and in 2005, released their career-defining “Days of Horses” CD to rave reviews.
“In the midst of pure as silk harmonies and tight pop-rock-folk arrangements, Fowler’s songs are biting commentaries of contemporary society.” Boston Globe
“Aztec Two-Step comes with interesting and melodious arrangements and pleasantly breezy tunes.” New York Times
“Cult folk-rockers can still carry off their sweet, supple harmonies and bouncy
“…the right sound at the right time…beautiful acoustic guitar playing and questioning
“…there was Aztec Two-Step, performing with an unrefined sweetness and verve that was folk-rock, pure and simple…Here was music that was honest, that spoke from the heart and soul without guilt or guile, that sang of hope, love and peace without any trace of irony. It was music that had its priorities straight.” The Hartford Courant / 15th Anniversary Concert
“Some of the most endearing, beautiful music I’ve heard in a long time. They’ve solidified
“Rex and Neal are possibly the best acoustic duo in the world today.” Acoustic Live!
“Fans of the duo’s harmony-driven tunes and easygoing acoustic guitar riffs will recognize their James Taylor-meets-Simon & Garfunkel sound. What’s new is the mood. This album sits back on its haunches as Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman look back wistfully at American pop culture and their own ride through it.” Boston Globe / Days of Horses
YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THE NEXT FEW SHOWS HERE!