Phil Volan

Acoustic Guitar from Colorado Springs, CO - Will travel up to 100 miles
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About
I am a singer/guitarist, offering a wide variety of instrumental and vocal songs for all kinds of events. In 2002, I earned 2nd place at the prestigious International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship held at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas. That same year, I won the Peak Area Performance Artist Award in the popular music category. Readers of the Colorado Springs Gazette and independent newspapers voted me best male singer and best folksinger for two years running.
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).
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10+ GigMasters Bookings

Private Party

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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.

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Phil Volan’s Response:

Herman, It was a real pleasure for me and Joleen as well! We'll remember this one for sure. I hope we cross paths again. Thanks for the kind words, -Phil

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Celebration

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The quickie review is that all 5 stars on the scale for Phil & Joleen as that's the highest choice available! Bountiful, talented & multi-faceted performers/musicians. In addition to their musical gifts, they are very aware, intuitive and kind human beings, which for our event was indispensable. The event that they performed at was a bit ad-hoc and had an emotional component to it. They read the flow of the evening and their mindfulness to the dynamic and the depth of their repertoire was a key component in the success/enjoyment of the evening by all. Thanks Phil & Joleen

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Phil Volan’s Response:

Thank you so much Mark. It was an honor to meet you, your family and friends.

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Retirement Party

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Phil and Joleen were absolutely wonderful!! The music was perfect and guests could talk while they listened without having to shout. It was an outside venue with about 50 people. They were the perfect choice. We would hire them over and over again! Thank you so much for making the party complete!

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Phil Volan’s Response:

Woo hoo! And all the same back at you Debbie and Al. We'd come back in a heartbeat. Thanks for the kind words, Phil & Joleen

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Wedding

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Wonderful wedding ceremony music and light, happy music perfect for our cocktail hour! Professional, arrived early, and even left us a CD of their wedding music. Highly recommend!

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Wedding Ceremony

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We were extremely pleased with Phil Volan and his wife. They played at my daughters wedding ceremony. The ceremony was to be outside and it started raining right before we arrived. Phil was already in the event barn playing for our guests. As soon as the rain stopped and we decided to continue to have the ceremony outside, he was very quick to set up back outside. They did an outstanding job. I would highly recommend them.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Phil and his wife, Joleen, provided the most beautiful and versatile acoustical guitar and vocal music for our daughter's July 26th ceremony and cocktail hour. Pre-wedding Phil was most professional and accommodating to work with traveling to our home in Littleton from Colorado Springs to give us a sampling of his beautiful music and to help us decide on selections for the ceremony and cocktail hour. Phil and Joleen were extremely easy to work with and lived up to by far and beyond every agreement they made and both are amazingly talented. If we have any events to celebrate in the future we would ask them again to perform in a heartbeat.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Phil was wonderful! He is extremely talented and very easy to work with - I would recommend him to anyone looking for nice music for a wedding or social event. All of our wedding guests loved his style and commented on how well it complemented our outdoor ceremony. Thanks Phil!

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Wedding Ceremony

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Phil Volan and Joleen Bell were wonderful for my daughter's wedding. They listened, gave wonderful suggestions, and performed beautifully in spite of a light rainfall and cold fingers. I highly recommend them to be the icing on the cake for any event. Deb Schindler

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Anniversary Party

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Phil recently played at my parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary party and was fantastic. He was professional, prompt and very courteous. He is a wonderfully talented musician but is also talented at making the occasion very personal, i.e. there was not a dry eye in the house when he played a special rendition of my parents wedding song. Thank you, Phil: we appreciate your choosing to spend your birthday with our family instead of yours!

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Phil was wonderful. He was very accommodating, and many of the guests raved about his performance. He was a big part in making our daughter's wedding unforgettable.

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2018
Jun
23
Wedding Ceremony
Monument, CO
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2017
Jun
24
Wedding
Aurora, CO
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Jun
12
Private Party
Lake George, CO
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Jan
28
Celebration
Golden, CO
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Jul
23
Retirement Party
Peyton, CO
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Jun
11
Wedding
Denver, CO
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2016
Jun
4
Wedding
Manitou Springs, CO
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2015
Nov
27
Wedding Ceremony
Lakewood, CO
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2015
Oct
3
Wedding Ceremony
Westminster, CO
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2015
Sep
26
Wedding
Pueblo, CO
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2015
Sep
9
Corporate Function
Parker, CO
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2015
Jul
18
Wedding Ceremony
Longmont, CO
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
A FEW GOOD THINGS REMAIN
Kathy Mattea
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
Fats Waller
AIN'T SHE SWEET
Milton Ager and Jack Yellen
ALBERTA
DOC WATSON
ALL THE DIAMONDS
BRUCE COCKBURN
ALLEY WALKING
PHIL VOLAN
AND I LOVE HER
BEATLES
AND SO IT GOES
JOHN DENVER
ANJIE
DAVEY GRAHAM
ANNIE'S SONG
JOHN DENVER
ANOTHER NAMELESS FACE
PHIL VOLAN
APRIL COME SHE WILL
SIMON AND GARFUNKLE
ARROW
CHERYL WHEELER
ASHOKAN FAREWELL
J. AND M. UNGER
AT THE BORDER
PHIL VOLAN
BACK HOME AGAIN
JOHN DENVER
BAD DREAM BLUES
JAMES TAYLOR
BARREL HOUSE BLUES
BRUCE COCKBURN
BEAUTIFUL MORNING
SHAWN PHILLIPS
BEAUTIFUL
GORDON LIGHTFOOT
BIREMBAU
SERGIO MENDEZ
BLUE CINDY
PHIL VOLAN
BLUE MONK
THELONIOUS MONK
BLUE MOON
RICHARD ROGERS
BLUE RAILROAD TRAIN
DOC WATSON
BUZZARD
DAN HICKS
CAROUSEL
JOLEEN BELL
CATHODE RAY
PHIL VOLAN AND J. MCBEE
CELTIC D
JOLEEN BELL
CITY OF NEW ORLEANS
STEVE GOODMAN
CLOSE TO YOU
THE CARPENTERS
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
DANGLING CONVERSATION
SIMON AND GARFUNKLE
DARCY FARROW
JOHN DENVER
DEATH SONG
M. FARADY
DEEP RIVER BLUES
DOC WATSON
DOC'S GUITAR
DOC WATSON
DON'T GET AROUND MUCH
DUKE ELLINGTON
DON'T THINK TWICE
BOB DYLAN
DOOLY
WOPPY THING
DOWN IN MARY'S LAND
MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER
EDELWEISS
Rodgers and Hammerstein
EL CONDOR PASA
PAUL SIMON
ELEPHANT WALK
H MANCINI
EMPTY SKIES
PHIL VOLAN
FAVORITE COLORS
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FIRE AND RAIN
JAMES TAYLOR
FISHERMAN
LEO KOTTKE
FIVE FOOT TWO
RAY HENDERSON
FLORENTINE RED
PHIL VOLAN
FOLLOW ME
JOHN DENVER
FOR BOBBIE
JOHN DENVER
FREIGHT TRAIN
ELIZABETH COTTON
FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
GREATFUL DEAD
FROM A DISTANCE
JULIE GOLD
GALEN AND MARLISS
PHIL VOLAN
GIANT STEP
TAJ MAHAL
GIRL FROM IPANEMA
CARLOS JOBIM
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 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
HANDYMAN
JAMES TAYLOR
HARD TIMES
STEPHEN FOSTER
HARPOE'S BLUES
PHOEBE SNOW
HE WILL LISTEN
MICHAEL HEARD
HEARTBEAT OF THE TIDE
PHIL VOLAN
HELLO DOLLY
JERRY HERMAN
HERE COMES THE SUN
GEORGE HARRISON
HERE THERE & EVERYWHERE
BEATLES
HESITATION BLUES
HOT TUNA
HIGHWAY NINE
PHIL VOLAN
HOLD TO A DREAM
TIM O;BRIEN
HOME
KARLA BONOFF
HOMEWARD BOUND
SIMON AND GARFUNKLE
I AM THE MERCURY
JIMMIE SPHEERIS
I WILL
BEATLES
I WILL
PHIL VOLAN AND RYANN HAMILTON
IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND
GORDON LIGHTFOOT
IMAGINE
JOHN LENNON
IN CHRIST
TRADITIONAL
JET PLANE
JOHN DENVER
JOHN HENRY
TRADITIONAL
JOY IN THE MORNING
JOLEEN BELL
KEEPERS OF THE EARTH
CHUCK PYLE
KUDAH DUXX
RICK RUSKIN
LAKE ISLE OF INNISFREE
JUDY COLLINS
LANDSLIDE
FLEETWOOD MAC
LAST STEAM ENGINE TRAIN
JOHN FAHEY
LAST THING ON MY MIND
TOM PAXTON
LET THE MYSTERY BE
IRIS DEMENT
LINCOLN DUNCAN
SIMON AND GARFUNKLE
LITTLE BROWN DOG
DICK ROSMINI
LITTLE DOOLEY WOPPY THING
JOLEEN BELL
LITTLE HERCULES
CRAIG CAROTHERS
LONG HARD CLIMB
MARIA MULDAUR
LONG TIME GONE
DAVID CROSBY
LONGER
DAN FOGELBERG
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
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OH SUSANNA
STEPHEN FOSTER
ONE DAY I WALK
BRUCE COCKBURN
OUT OF THE BLUE
PHIL VOLAN
OVER THE RAINBOW
HAROLD ARLEN
OWL IN THE ROAD
PHIL VOLAN
PALLET
TOM RUSH
PEOPLE GET READY
CURTIS MAYFIELD
PHIL'S OTHER REEL
PHIL VOLAN
PHIL'S REEL
PHIL VOLAN
PIGTOWN FLING
TRADITIONAL
PUFF
PETER YARROW
READY FOR THE TIMES
GREG ALLAN
ROCKY MTN. HIGH
JOHN DENVER
ROCKY ROAD
DAVE VAN RONK
ROSEVILLE FAIR
BILL STAINES
SAILIN' WITHOUT A SAIL
MICHAEL JOHNSON
SCARBOROUGH FAIR
PAUL SIMON
SECRET OF LIFE
JAMES TAYLOR
SEMICIRCLES
PHIL VOLAN
SHOWER THE PEOPLE
JAMES TAYLOR
SIMPLE GIFTS
TRADITIONAL
SIMPLE LIFE
MAC MACANALY
SITTIN' IN LIMBO
JIMMIE CLIFF
SKYLARK
Hoagy Carmichael
SLOW DRAG
REVEREND GARY DAVIS
SMILES
TRADITIONAL
SOMETHING IN THE WAY SHE MOVES
JAMES TAYLOR
SOUTHBOUND
DOC WATSON
ST. LOUIS TICKLE
TRADITIONAL
STEP BY STEP
CHUCK PYLE
STORIES TO BE TOLD
PHIL VOLAN
SUMMERTIME
GEORGE GERSHWIN
SWEET BABY JAMES
JAMES TAYLOR
SWEET GEORGIA BROWN
B. Bernie and M. Pinkard and K. Casey
TEARDROPS
RY COODER
TENNESSEE WALTZ
RED STEWART AND PEE WEE KING
THAT'S AMORE
HARRY WARREN
THE BELL'S TOLL
JOLEEN BELL
THE BLESSING
JOLEEN BELL
THE BOXER
SIMON AND GARFUNKLE
THE DANCER
PHIL VOLAN
THE DANCING CROW
PHIL VOLAN
THE DUTCHMAN
MICHAEL SMITH
THE EYES OF LOVE
ALISON KRAUSS
THE GAMBLER
DAN FOGELBERG
THE GARDEN SONG
DAVID MALLET
THE GREAT DIVIDE
KATE WOLFE
THE GREAT STORM IS OVER
BOB FRANKE
THE LOVE SHE FOUND IN ME
MICHAEL JOHNSON
THE LUCKY ONE
ALISON KRAUSS
THE THINGS I NOTICE
TOM PAXTON
THE WATER IS WIDE
TRADITIONAL
THEM THERE EYES
Maceo Pinkard
THESE DAYS
JACKSON BROWN
THREE TIMES SEVEN
MERLE TRAVIS
TIME AFTER TIME
CINDY LAUPER
TOO LATE
PHIL VOLAN
TUXEDO JUNCTION
Erskine Hawkins
UP A LAZY RIVER
MILLS BROTHERS
URGE FOR GOING
JONI MITCHELL
WALK ON FAITH
MIKE REID
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
WOODSTOCK
JONI MITCHELL
WRAPPED IN YOUR LOVE
PHIL VOLAN AND JANE MCBEE
WRITE MYSELF A LETTER
FATS WALLER
YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE
TRADITIONAL
YOU CAN CLOSE YOUR EYES
JAMES TAYLOR
YOU LISTENED TO ME
PHIL VOLAN
YOUR LONE JOURNEY
DOC WATSON
Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Folk Singer
70's Hits Acoustic Guitar
Wedding Singer
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Phil Volan 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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