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Neville Wells

Born: February 26 2017

Neville Wells

Neville Wells (born 1940) is a Canadian country music performer.

He was born in Newfoundland and grew up in Ompah, Ontario. He began his musical career singing and playing guitar in the Ompah Dance Hall. In 1959, Wells moved to Ottawa. During the 1960s, he was a member of folk rock group The Children, which also included Bruce Cockburn, David Wiffen, William Hawkins, Sneezy Waters, Sandy Crawley and Richard Patterson. In April 1980, he started a monthly newspaper, Capital County News, later known as Country Music News. He was named Country Music Person of the Year in 1984 by the Canadian Country Music Association. In 1989, Wells established a long-running country music festival, the Ompah Stomp. Wells was inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994. More recently, Wells has played bass guitar for the band Bytown Bluegrass.

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