So long as it isn't too plaintive or twangy, I usually enjoy folk music. Add splashes of acoustic rock and literary sensibilities and my iTunes is going to get a little bigger. So it goes with the stalwart troubadours Aztec Two-Step (named after Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti's "A Coney Island of the Mind"), who've been putting out narrational, wistful folk rock since 1972.
The band is comprised of singer/strummer/songwriters Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman, and while their sound is very reminiscent of Simon and Garfunkle and Cat Stevens, their penchant for the swinging sixties is their own.
Possibly their biggest hit was an ode to Kerouc's Dean Moriarty, entitled "The Persecution and Restoration of Dean Moriarty," and when On the Road turned fifty this past year, the duo was at the party. Tonight, they're playing the Talkhouse at 8; and tickets are nearly gone. Get 'em here and find out whether nostalgia gets better with age.
[Image via Aztec Two-Step]