Program Type:Concerts & Festivals
New free monthly concert series, a spin-off of the popular Music in the Stacks concerts. Every 4th Monday of the month there will be a different local band or solo artist playing their music in the library's Fireside Room.
This month's concert features Jo B. & Walton.
Jo B. & Walton features singer-songwriter Jo Berger on guitar and vocals and instrumentalist Walton Mendelson on the unique and eclectic electronic wind instrument (EWI). Together they create original music rooted in the folk traditions of the West infused with a splash of jazz and a touch of blues. When Jo and Walton met in 2013 they found a strong musical kinship with one another even though they come from very different backgrounds. This chemistry is reflected in Walton’s rich vocabulary of instrumental voices interwoven with the lyrical vocals of Jo's original songs. Their music is spirited, poignant, and full of variety. They can get your body moving and lift your heart.
Jo shares a warm connection with her audiences and through her compelling songwriting and stories, she transports us into the richly woven world of her songs. She is charming, lively, and a keen observer of the quirks of daily living. "Life is a magniﬁcent journey,” Jo reflected. “My songs explore my passions as they focus on messages and movement; I try to account for the tough decisions, the emotions that spill out, and my unbridled joy in being alive. Lyrics are as important to me as the music. It is the twists and turns of the story that I want to share.”
Jo B. & Walton perform their blend of original folk, blues, old-time, Latin, and jazz tunes at a variety of regional venues and folk festivals throughout Arizona. They both live in Prescott, Arizona.