Phil and his wife, Joleen, were terrific. They played great background music while we ate dinner and then joined us around the fire outside where they became the center of attention and enthralled us with their terrific vocals. They read the tone of the event perfectly and enhanced the evening tremendously.
I also perform with my duo partner and wife, Joleen Bell. We are perfect for a wedding calling for a well-arranged organic acoustic guitar vibe. Not just strumming "folkies" by a long shot, we love to lure you into the beauty of the acoustic guitar played in the "fingerstyle" technique--also known as finger picking, thumb picking or Travis picking.
Joleen and I have released 4 CDs together and a total of 13, including solo and other collaborations (available on our own website), and session work on many others. Several of my instrumentals have been featured on National Public Radio broadcasts and several along with my wife Joleen have been used in film and commercials internationally.
Here, the Black Rose Newsletter music reviewer Stew Levitt describes the playing on our 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."
(Please see: Phil Volan and Joleen Bell at Gigmasters: Acoustic Duo, for more information).