Verde Valley News – Music in the Stacks returns on Thursday, October 12th at 5:00 pm to Camp Verde Community Library’s Fireside Room. Music in the Stacks is a showcase of local and national musicians who entertain regularly in Northern Arizona.
There are 3-5 different performers during the show, with a rotating variety each month.
October’s concert features Joe Clyne, Sue Schnitzer, and Spencer Vandevier.
Guitarist Joe Clyne was a big part of the Kansas City music scene for years. He plays pop, Motown, Blues, Country, and originals. He has a tremendous amount of recording experience and was the opening act for the Righteous Brothers, Waylon Jennings, Kansas, and Eric Burden and War. He recently moved to the Verde Valley and is ready to share his music with everyone.
Sue Schnitzer grew up dancing to AM radio rock and roll with her mom in the kitchen. She took the requisite piano lessons and when she was 12 used her own money to buy a shiny guitar for around $30. In her teens she started writing angsty songs and poems which she has in a few boxes but refuses to share. In college she got more serious about her writing and playing. After college, music took a back seat to work, but she never stopped playing and writing.
When she moved to Boulder CO in 1994 she began a career as a childrens’ musician and songwriter. In 2012 she moved to western Colorado, became a librarian, started ukulele and songwriting groups, and then wound up in Memphis which had a booming ukulele scene and lots of opportunities to be immersed in music. In March 2022 Sue retired to Prescott AZ and decided to shift her focus to music for adults. Her songs come from the heart – some are based on people or poignant events, others are fictional story songs. She plays covers, folk, originals, and a little this and a little that. She’s enjoying living her best life, singing her songs, and occasionally touching hearts in the process.
Singer/Songwriter Spencer Vandevier attended Santa Fe University of Art and Design and Graduated in 2015 Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors in Music Performance with a focus on electric and upright bass. This is also when his interest in songwriting truly blossomed. His music has been described as dark folk/world music fusion. Spencer is also a founding member of the rock/funk group The Vandevier Breaks who play a variety of covers and originals throughout northern Arizona. Spencer also works as a session bass player and vocalist, working with artists in northern Arizona as well as Phoenix.
Camp Verde Community Library is located at 130 N Black Bridge Road just off Montezuma Castle Highway in Camp Verde. The library is open Monday-Thursday 8:00a-7:00p and Friday-Saturday 9:00a-5:00p. For more information about this or any other library program visit the library’s webpage at https://www.campverde.az.gov/cvcl or call 928-554-8380 during library open hours.