Aztec Two-Step 2.0 presents The Simon and Garfunkel songbook

Aztec Two-Step 2.0 presents The Simon and Garfunkel songbook

The iconic career of the enduring folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel will be chronicled in an entertaining music and multimedia stage show presented by Aztec Two-Step 2.0 at Landmark on Main Street’s Jeanne Rimsky Theater (232 Main St., Port Washington, 516-767-6444, on Friday, May 31.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. show may be purchased online or at the box office.

The music in The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook show speaks for itself and is anchored by Rex Fowler (acoustic guitar, harmonica, lead vocals), co-founder of the renowned folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step whose self-titled debut on Elektra and three subsequent albums on RCA were staples of progressive FM and college radio and helped to usher the music of the 1960s into the 1970s and beyond.

His wife, Dodie Pettit, an original cast member of the acclaimed Broadway musical The Phantom of the Opera, joins Fowler on lead guitar, keyboards, and vocals. Multi-instrumentalist Steven Roues and drummer-percussionist Peter Hohmeister round out the band.

The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook show also features rare early video footage of Simon & Garfunkel assembled by Tony Traguardo — a music archivist, podcaster, radio show host on WCWP, and a founding board member of the Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame — who serves as the show’s narrator and emcee.

Locally, Traguardo is best known as a librarian who also programs and hosts the SoundSwap series at the Port Washington Public Library.

He also edited Fowler’s recently published memoir entitled “See, It Was Like This …”

The storyline for the Simon & Garfunkel Songbook show was created by the late Pete Fornatale, a pioneer of progressive FM radio in New York and author of Simon & Garfunkel’s Bookends, a book about the making of the duo’s classic 1968 album.

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