Jo B. & Walton Trio featured for Music in the Stacks

Jo B. & Walton Trio will take the mic in the Fireside Room of the Camp Verde Community Library on May 26. (Photo courtesy of CVCL)

The Camp Verde Community Library is hosting the Music in the Stacks Special Concert Series on Thursday, May 26 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Featured artists this month are Jo B. & Walton Trio.

Music in the Stacks Special Concert Series is a showcase of local and national musicians who perform regularly in northern Arizona. There will be one band or solo artist playing for the duration of the concert with a different artist playing each month on the last Thursday of the month.

Jo B. & Walton Trio features singer-songwriter Jo Berger on guitar and vocals, instrumentalist Walton Mendelson on unique and eclectic electronic wind instrument (EWI), and Steve Farina on cajon. Together they create original music rooted in the folk traditions of the West infused with a touch of jazz and a touch of blues. Their music is fiery, poignant and full of variety. They can move your body and lift your heart. The Jo B. & Walton Trio perform their original blend of folk, swing, blues and Latin melodies at a variety of regional venues and folk festivals across Arizona. They all live in Prescott.

“When Jo B. and Walton play, the sun fills the room! Music so bright and cheerful you can’t help but smile. Jo Berger and Walton Mendelson play together beautifully, creating a seamless and surprisingly full sound for a duo. Their personalities shine through in their performances, instilling in the listener a sense of being with good old friends.

– Jennifer Cohen, host, Verde Valley Experience TV show.

The Camp Verde Community Library is located just off Montezuma Castle Highway at 130 Black Bridge Road. For more information about this or any other library program, visit the library’s website at CVLibrary.org or call 928-554-8391.