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Natchitoches native Steve Wells has worked with the Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival since its beginning. Wells has managed sound and lighting for the event for more than 25 years. While sound and lighting are two of his talents, Wells is also a musician, and he has worked with many Louisiana musicians and with Louisiana music. Wells plays keyboard and has worked as a vocalist and accompanist. He continues to perform as well as to provide sound and lighting at a variety of community events.
The Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival would not be possible without his hard work and dedication. One year, Wells even worked while in a cast for a broken leg. In 2004, he was inducted into the Louisiana Folklife Center’s Hall of Master Folk Artists.