Last year, the Geneva R-and-B band Wilmer and the Dukes was inducted into the Rochester Music Hall of Fame. Long before the regional spotlight turned to Geneva’s musical heritage, John Marks of the Geneva Historical Society had been cataloging and documenting the city’s musical history.
“What sparked it was Scott LaFaro. I grew up around here. I knew there had been a lot of music. I attended HWS Folk Fest and saw different groups and bands at the Smith Opera House.”