Ben Bell is deeply devoted to the craft of folk singing, guitar playing, and songwriting. He points out that melodies are what drive his songs, songs that are imbued with an awareness of love's fragility and observations of a privately-experienced reality that are familiar, and thus relatable to the listener. Using country lyrics, romantic balladry, and vintage references that hearken back to another time, he transports the audience, and himself, to another time and place.
11:15 a.m. to Noon
Book-loving volunteers are essential to the Louisiana Book Festival's success. Whether it's escorting authors, guiding visitors, selling refreshments, working with children in the Young Readers Pavilion or other fun and rewarding assignments, the Louisiana Book Festival wants you to join the volunteer team.