Jo B and Walton Trio

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

– Jennifer Cohen, Host, Verde Valley Experience TV Show.

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

Acker Music Showcase

Whiskers Barkery 225 W Gurley Street Prescott, AZ

December 9, 2022

5:30 – 8:30

This is a FREE downtown musical event for everyone. The streets in Downtown Prescott are closed and the businesses open their doors for a few hours for this wonderful evening event. All the”tips for Scholarships” donations go to Yavapai County school age children for music lessons to those that many not otherwise get that chance. Depending on how much is donated year to year, the proceeds from Acker are also donated to the school district’s music department since the arts are the first to get budget cuts. Donations permitting, funds have also helped repair instruments from local school music departments. All musicians donate their time to support this wonderful holiday event.


For the past five years, I have hosted the Coffeehouse Concerts series sponsored by the Prescott Public Library. The series features the original works of singer-songwriters from around the state in an intimate performance environment. The concert series is offered monthly from September through May. This very successful series is funded by the Friends of the Prescott Public Library. It continues to be a wonderful intimate listening environment where singer-songwriters can share their songs and stories.

You can view the 2020 concert series videos that we made during the pandemic on the Prescott Public Library’s YouTube site.