Phil Volan has earned a reputation among an ever-widening group of fans for his strong fingerstyle guitar playing and soulful voice, which have developed and matured in Colorado's Rocky Mountain region over some thirty years. § In 2002, Phil earned 2nd place at the prestigious National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship in Winfield, Kansas. (Follow the links to contest archives 2002.) § Readers of the Colorado Springs Gazette and Independent newspapers voted Phil Best Male Singer and Best Folksinger for two years running. § Phil won the Peak Area Performance and Artists Award (PAPA) in the Popular Music category. § Several of his instrumentals have been featured on National Public Radio broadcasts. 'Phil Volan is an artist. His style is colored with nuance and graceful appropriateness. That's the striking quality about his acoustic composition, whether it's a vocal accompaniment or a solo line, it's always crisp and on-target.' - Chuck Pyle, Recording artist.