THE LATEST: 01.28.2016
BLACK FOREST COMMUNITY CENTER
12530 Black Forest RD, Colorado Springs, CO (map)
Phil Volan and Joleen Bell
Phil Volan and Joleen Bell play beautifully crafted originals and covers for mainly fingerstyle guitar and vocals with beautiful tight harmonies. They are wonderful to listen to in a concert setting, or in the background at a gathering. They use a state-of-the-art sound system that is appropriate and flexible for a wide range of settings.
In 2002, Phil earned 2nd place at the prestigious National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship in Winfield, Kansas. Joleen competed several years later as one of only two women to very enthusiastic listeners.
The Black Rose Newsletter music reviewer Stew Levitt describes Phil and Joleen's playing on they're instrumental CD of duets: "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."