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
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
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."
Phil and Joleen are widely versatile and perform many different
venues including concerts, conventions, festivals, churches,
weddings, restaurants, and the always-loved house concert.
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along with her angelic
voice brings a highly developed fingerstyle guitar skill to the
duo--often with a Celtic feel on many of her original songs. She
adds a bouquet of harmony and supportive rhythm to the uniquely
tight arrangements with Phil.
acoustic guitar, Joleen Bell plays several instruments
including banjo and lap dulcimer. She has a B.A. in music from Naropa University, Boulder, CO. In addition to three
CDs with Phil,
she has two solo CDs and one with Tom Simms.
is an all-instrumental collection of
beautifully written and performed original compositions for acoustic
guitar, featuring duets by Phil Volan and Joleen Bell.
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Something Old, Something New
is a collection of instrumental acoustic guitar duets for your
Borrowed, Something Blue
features vocal songs with acoustic guitar accompaniment for your
Me Wings, Joleen's most recent CD was
co-produced with Joe
Scott of Acoustic Eidolon.
is an all-instrumental popular seller, featuring Phil's masterful
acoustic guitar compositions.
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features other nationally-known musicians including Sally Van Meter,
Connie Dover, Joe Scott of Eidolon and Hank Singer along side Phil.
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presents a collaboration with
and Phil Volan of their original songs.
is a collection of original songs by Joleen Bell and Tom Simms.
Together We Can Heal
is a soulful collection of songs written by Ryann Hamilton and Phil
Volan for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one,
co-produced by Steve Barta.
is a collection of her
original songs with accompaniment by cellist Hanna Alkire of
Volan, Uveges & Sokol, Live at the Black Rose
is a live tribute to Crosby, Stills and Nash, featuring strong trio
harmonies by Phil, Joe Uveges
and Jimmy Sokol.
is a studio version of C,S & N songs and other covers with several
originals by VUS.