Aztec Two-Step takes its name from the poem “A Coney Island of the Mind” by award-winning beat poet, Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Since their serendipitous meeting at an open mic in Boston in 1971 and their self-titled Elektra records debut in 1972, Rex Fowler, a Maine native, and Neal Shulman, a New Yorker, have been creating music that provides an emotional soundtrack to a generation.

After more than 40 years together, Fowler and Shulman consistently offer a fresh take on old favorites, such as their tribute to Jack Kerouac, “The Persecution and Restoration of Dean Moriarty” and the haunting “Highway Song,” as well as songs from their new Cause & Effect CD, and everything in between.

Cause & Effect is a collection of 16 songs of social significance produced by Paul Guzzone and featuring long-time bassist Fred Holman. The album is a combination of re-worked previously recorded songs, as well as newly mined material.

Aztec Two-Step continues to be one of acoustic music’s most respected and popular acts. The duo’s ability to impress audiences with intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar and inspiring harmonies continues not only to endure, but to thrive, 40 years after a chance meeting at an open stage in a Boston coffee house.

Tickets are $27 advance/$32 at the door, www.onelongfellowsquare.com or 207-761-1757.

GO AND DO

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

Where: One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street, Portland

Tickets: $27 advance/$32 at the door, www.onelongfellowsquare.com or 207-761-1757


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