Phil Volan & Joleen Bell Folk Duo from Colorado Springs, CO

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$250 - $2000 per event
About
We are a husband and wife duo based in Colorado Springs performing together at ceremonies, receptions and concerts full time since 2002. We would love to create the perfect music for your wedding, reception or special event. The organic quality of our guitar duets (instrumental or vocal) played in the fingerstyle technique is perfect for ceremony prelude music. We offer many ideas for processional and recessional songs, and a really broad variety of appropriate music for a reception. We make a very full sound with just our two acoustic guitars, vocals and a banjo added here and there. We travel with a state-of-the-art small Bose PA system, and can provide sound reinforcement for the minister as well.

Although we are most focused upon weddings and receptions here at Gigmasters, we often book corporate events, parties, and concerts. We are the most frequently requested duo at the Broadmoor. We have several recordings together both duet and solo. If it's beautiful fingerstyle acoustic guitar with tight vocal harmonies in the tradition of older American standards, to the music of the Beatles, James Taylor, John Denver and countless others from the 60s to the present that you seek, we are probably the perfect fit. And our ability to also perform most songs as instrumentals is a plus.

The Black Rose Newsletter music reviewer Stew Levitt describes Phil and Joleen's playing on they're instrumental CD "Carousel": "Starting with the opening harmonics of "Carousel," each guitar teases, withdraws and pursues each other like two children on an afternoon outing. This is acoustic guitar at its best." In 2002, Phil earned 2nd place at the prestigious National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship held at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas. Joleen also competed years later as one of only two women, to enthusiastic listeners.

We look forward to working with you!

Phil and Joleen

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2016 - Top Folk Duo
2015 - Top Folk Duo

Wedding Ceremony

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Phil and Joleen are exceptional musicians and consummate professionals. We LOVED their music at our daughter's wedding. I would highly recommend them.

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Wedding

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It was a pleasure working with Phil and Joleen. We hired them to perform ceremony and cocktail music for our June 2015 wedding. They are incredibly talented and we couldn't be happier with their performance and professionalism. We can't recommend them highly enough!

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Memorial Service

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Phil and Joleen were wonderful. They truly show a mastery of their instruments and voices. So professional, everything went so smoothly. It was beautiful and truly an honor to my Father’s memory. I couldn’t have picked a better choice for such a sensitive event. Everyone commented wonderfully on the musicians and the beautiful selections played. I will book them again, no hesitation. Thank you Phil and Joleen.

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Retirement Party

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Excellent performance. Lent wonderful ambience to an outdoor party. Had many comments about how good they were and inquiries about where I found them. Enjoyed their repertoire and song selection. Would definitely use them again!

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2016
Oct
9
Wedding Ceremony
Larkspur, CO
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2016
Sep
17
Wedding
Boulder, CO
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Jan
8
Wedding Ceremony
Palmer Lake, CO
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2015
Dec
31
Club Event
Morrison, CO
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2015
Dec
12
Christmas Party
Elbert, CO
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2015
Jun
14
Wedding
Denver, CO
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2013
Jun
22
Wedding Reception
Breckenridge, CO
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2012
Oct
6
Memorial Service
Colorado Springs, CO
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2012
Sep
29
Retirement Party
Loveland, CO
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
A FEW GOOD THINGS REMAIN
Kathy Mattea
A LITTLE FURTHER IN THE HOLE
Mike Dowling
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
Fats Waller
AIN'T SHE SWEET
Milton Ager and Jack Yellen
AND I LOVE HER
BEATLES
AND SO IT GOES
JOHN DENVER
ANJIE
DAVEY GRAHAM
ANNIE'S SONG
JOHN DENVER
ARROW
CHERYL WHEELER
ASHOKAN FAREWELL
J. AND M. UNGER
AT THE BORDER
PHIL VOLAN
BACK HOME AGAIN
JOHN DENVER
BARREL HOUSE BLUES
BRUCE COCKBURN
BIREMBAU
SERGIO MENDEZ
BLUE CINDY
PHIL VOLAN
BLUE MONK
THELONIOUS MONK
CAROUSEL
JOLEEN BELL
CATHODE RAY
PHIL VOLAN AND J. MCBEE
CELTIC D
JOLEEN BELL
CITY OF NEW ORLEANS
STEVE GOODMAN
CLOUDS
JONI MITCHELL
COLORADO
CHUCK PYLE
COULD I HAVE THIS DANCE
ANNE MURRAY
COUNTRY ROADS
JOHN DENVER
CRAZY
WILLIE NELSON
DALLAS RAG
DALLAS STRING BAND
DEATH SONG
M. FARADY
DOC'S GUITAR
DOC WATSON
DOOLY-WOPPY THING
JOLEEN BELL
EDELWEISS
Rodgers and Hammerstein
ELEPHANT WALK
H MANCINI
FAIREST LORD JESUS
German Jesuits
FAVORITE COLORS
PHIL VOLAN
FISHERMAN
LEO KOTTKE
FIVE FOOT TWO
RAY HENDERSON
FLORENTINE RED
PHIL VOLAN
FLY AWAY
John Denver
FOLLOW ME
JOHN DENVER
FREIGHT TRAIN
ELIZABETH COTTON
FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
GREATFUL DEAD
FROM A DISTANCE
JULIE GOLD
GIVE IT AWAY
JOLEEN BELL
GIVE ME WINGS
MICHAEL JOHNSON
GIVE YOURSELF TO LOVE
KATE WOLF
GLORY OF LOVE
Peter Cetera AND David Foster
GOING FISHIN'
JOLEEN BELL
GOING GONE
NANCI GRIFFITH
GRAND OLE FLAG/YANKEE DOODLE
TRADITIONAL
GRANDMA SONG
JOLEEN BELL
GRANDMA'S FEATHER BED
JOHN DENVER
GREAT DREAMS FROM HEAVEN
JOSEPH SPENCE
GREENSLEEVES
TRADITIONAL
GRIZZLY BEAR
MARK SPOELSTRA
GYPSY MELODY
JOLEEN BELL
HANDYMAN
JAMES TAYLOR
HE WILL LISTEN
MICHAEL HEARD
HELLO DOLLY
JERRY HERMAN
HERE COMES THE SUN
GEORGE HARRISON
HERE THERE & EVERYWHERE
BEATLES
HOME
KARLA BONOFF
HOMEWARD BOUND
SIMON AND GARFUNKLE
I WILL
BEATLES
I WILL
PHIL VOLAN AND RYANN HAMILTON
I'M JUST A WOMAN
JOLEEN BELL
IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND
Gordon Lightfoot
IMAGINE
JOHN LENNON
IN CHRIST
TRADITIONAL
IN MY LIFE
Beatles
JOHN HENRY
TRADITIONAL
JOY IN THE MORNING
JOLEEN BELL
KUDAH DUXX
RICK RUSKIN
LANDSLIDE
FLEETWOOD MAC
LAST STEAM ENGINE TRAIN
JOHN FAHEY
LAST THING ON MY MIND
TOM PAXTON
LITTLE BROWN DOG
DICK ROSMINI
LITTLE DOOLEY WOPPY THING
JOLEEN BELL
LONG HARD CLIMB
Maria Muldaur
LORD OF THE STARFIELDS
BRUCE COCKBURN
LOVER'S WALTZ
JAY AND MOLLY UNGER
LYNN'S SONG
PHIL VOLAN
MAGIC CARPET
JOLEEN BELL
MATHEW
JOHN DENVER
MISSISSIPPI BLUES
TRADITIONAL
MISTY
Errol Garner
MOLE'S MOAN
PHIL VOLAN
MOON RIVER
HENRY MANCINI
MY BLUE HEAVEN
Walter Donaldson
MY THERAPIST
PHIL VOLAN
NORWEGIAN WOOD
BEATLES
NOVEMBER
PHIL VOLAN
OLD POLE BARN
JOLEEN BELL
OUT OF THE BLUE
PHIL VOLAN
OVER THE RAINBOW
HAROLD ARLEN
OWL IN THE ROAD
PHIL VOLAN
PHIL'S OTHER REEL
PHIL VOLAN
PHIL'S REEL
PHIL VOLAN
PIGTOWN FLING
TRADITIONAL
POEMS. PRAYERS AND PROMISES
John Denver
PUFF
PETER YARROW
READY FOR THE TIMES
GREG ALLAN
ROCKY MTN. HIGH
JOHN DENVER
SCARBOROUGH FAIR
PAUL SIMON
SEMICIRCLES
PHIL VOLAN
SIMPLE GIFTS
TRADITIONAL
SKYLARK
Hoagy Carmichael
SLOW DRAG
REVEREND GARY DAVIS
SMILES
TRADITIONAL
SOUTHBOUND
DOC WATSON
ST. LOUIS TICKLE
TRADITIONAL
STEP BY STEP
CHUCK PYLE
SUMMERTIME
George Gershwin
SWEET BABY JAMES
JAMES TAYLOR
SWEET GEORGIA BROWN
B. Bernie and M. Pinkard and K. Casey
TENNESSEE WALTZ
RED STEWART AND PEE WEE KING
THAT'S AMORE
HARRY WARREN
THE BELL'S TOLL
JOLEEN BELL
THE BLESSING
JOLEEN BELL
THE DANCING CROW
PHIL VOLAN
THE DUTCHMAN
MICHAEL SMITH
THE EYES OF LOVE
ALISON KRAUSS
THE GAMBLER
DAN FOGELBERG
THE GREAT DIVIDE
KATE WOLFE
THE GREAT STORM IS OVER
BOB FRANKE
THE LUCKY ONE
ALISON KRAUSS
THE WATER IS WIDE
TRADITIONAL
THREE TIMES SEVEN
MERLE TRAVIS
TIME AFTER TIME
CINDY LAUPER
TOO LATE
PHIL VOLAN
TURN, TURN, TURN
The Byrds, Pete Seeger
TUXEDO JUNCTION
Erskine Hawkins
UP A LAZY RIVER
MILLS BROTHERS
WEDDING SONG
PAUL STOOKEY
WHEN YOU KNOW
PHIL VOLAN
WILD MOUNTAIN THYME
TRADITIONAL
WINDIN' BOY
TRADITIONAL
WINDY AND WARM
J. D. LOUDERMILK
WITCHITA
GILLIAN WELCH
WONDERFUL WORLD
LOUIS ARMSTRONG
WRITE MYSELF A LETTER
FATS WALLER
YELLOW BIRD
Harry Belafonte
YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE
TRADITIONAL
YOUR LONE JOURNEY
Doc and Rosalie Watson
YOUR SONG
Elton John, Bernie Taupin
Acoustic Duo
Folk Duo
70's Hits Duo
Americana Duo
Variety Duo
Folk Trio
Weddings
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Retirement Parties
Divorce Parties
Please note Phil Volan & Joleen Bell will also travel to Manitou Springs, U S A F Academy, Cascade, Green Mountain Falls, Fountain, Monument, Peyton, Woodland Park, Palmer Lake, Elbert, Victor, Divide, Cripple Creek, Larkspur, Florissant, Calhan, Penrose, Sedalia, Yoder, Lake George, Franktown, Castle Rock, Canon City, Kiowa, Florence, Elizabeth, Pueblo, Coal Creek, Ramah, Rockvale.
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