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.

Glendale Folk and Heritage Festival March 2nd and 3rd Jo Berger

I will be performing Saturday March 2 at 12:30 in the Fruit Packing Shed. This free festival is a wonderful opportunity to hear an amazing array of performers.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Fundraiser March 7 6-8 pm County Seat Jo B. and Walton Trio

Dolly Parton created the Imagination Library program which provides a free book every month to children up to the age of 5. 229 million free books have been gifted as of February 2024. It is a fantastic program and we are happy to support this wonderful project.

Prescott Farmers Market March 9 8am-12 noon AND March 23 8am-12 noon Jo B. and Walton Trio

Prescott has a fantastic Farmers Market and we love playing there. It is a wonderful opportunity to build community and engage with people of all ages. The little kids rocking out to the music are the best!

Sundance Sundays 2nd Anniversary Concert March 24 3-5:30 Crystal Hall Elks Performing Arts Center Jo Berger

Sundance Sundays celebrates acoustic music. Four times per year artists are selected to perform in concert. This particular show will feature five artists in honor of the second year anniversary. I am delighted to participate.

Songwriters In The Round April 19 Raven Cafe Time TBD Jo Berger

Songwriter circles are always lots of fun and interesting. They offer a nice diversity of music. I am looking forward to sharing my original music and connecting with other singer-songwriters.


For the past six years, I have coordinated and hosted the Coffeehouse Concerts series presented with funding from the Friends of the the Prescott Public Library. The series features the original works of singer-songwriters from around the state in an intimate performance environment where they can share their stories and engage fully with the audience. The concert series is offered monthly from September through May.

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