Clarence “Bucky” Geter & John Walton

Clarence "Bucky" Geter
John Walton & Family

Master Artist: Clarence “Bucky” Geter

Apprentice: John Walton

County: Chemung

Artistic Area: Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Title: Gospel Music

Project Summary: Clarence “Bucky” Geter will teach John Walton how to expand his abilities as a gospel music accompanist on piano and keyboard within the local Black gospel music community in Elmira, NY. Bucky and John are both engaged members of the music ministry at Monumental Baptist Church. Officially formed in 1885, Monumental Baptist’s beginnings date to 1880 under the name of Free Will Baptist Mission. It is one of the oldest African-American congregations in Elmira, NY.