Upcoming Concerts

FLOW

FLOW will once again be playing
Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall on September 28, 2018
https://www.carnegiehall.org/Events

Will - Solo Show

Saturday October 6 - Hylton Performing Arts Center
on the campus of George Mason University, Manassas, Virginia

The Gathering - 4 Guitars

Four extraordinary guitarists, each unique in their own right, offer an evening of the finest contemporary acoustic guitar music on the planet.

Grammy winning, multi platinum producer and founder of Windham Hill Records, Will Ackerman leads the way presenting 3 of his most talented guitar discoveries.

Details on these 4 Guitars Concerts will be updated at https://thegatheringconcerts.com/events/

 

Confirmed Dates for The 4 Guitars Concerts

November 7, 2018
The Kravitz Center, West Palm Beach, FL
November 9, 2018
Riverside Arts, Jacksonville, FL
November 10, 2018
Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, Tarpon Springs FL
January 12, 2019
Next Stage Arts, Putney, VT
March 27, 2019
Montalvo Arts, Saratoga, CA
March 28, 2019
The Bankhead Theatre, Livermore CA
March 29, 2019
The Gallo Center, Modesto, CA
 March 31, 2019
The Harris Center, Folsom CA

Winter Solstice Concerts

Confirmed Dates for Winter Solstice Concerts

(specific links for tickets will be added later)

December 5, 2018
Tower Theatre, Bend, OR 
December 7, 2018
Rialto Theater, Tacoma, WA
December 9, 2018
Rogue Theater, Grants Pass, OR
December 11, 2018
Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
December 14, 2018
Fox Theatre - Tucson, Tucson, AZ
December 18, 2018
Balboa Theatre, San Diego, CA
December 19, 2018
Spanos Theatre, San Luis Obispo, CA
December 20, 2018 
Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA
December 21, 2018
Marin Center, San Rafael, CA 
 
 

FLOW Wins Two More Awards

 

The broadcasters have spoken, the votes have been tabulated and ZoneMusicReporter has announced the winners of the 2017 ZMR Music Awards that were presented Live in New Orleans on May 12, 2018.

           

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

           

BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM

 

FLOW was winner of the   INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD for Best New Age Album

March 31, 2018

flow - best new age album 2017

 

Zone Music Reporter – FLOW: On Point, and On Tour!

APRIL 4, 2018

The following is a review from Samantha Garcia on zonemusicreporter.com Click here to read the review on the zonemusicreporter.com website.

Or visit the FLOW website:https://www.flowthegroup.com/ for more reviews, photos, etc.


FLOW: On Point, and On Tour!

It isn’t often that the New Age genre finds itself enjoying the emergence of a group such as FLOW, who recently announced their May 2018 Arrival Tour from New Orleans to Seattle, San Fran, and LA. The talented Will Ackerman, Fiona Joy, Lawrence Blatt and Jeff Oster have joined to give us an album of serene beauty. Each musician brings passion for their instruments and years of dedication to their craft into this album, manifesting a creative energy so strong that it resonates throughout every note. Nothing is wasted. Originally a project started by Lawrence Blatt, FLOW came together when he invited pianist Fiona Joy and composer Jeff Oster to collaborate with him at Will Ackerman’s Imaginary Road Studios in Vermont. It wasn’t long, however, until Will became far more than just a producer, and an integral contributor to the project.

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A High Five Moment in a Recent Performance

Will and Todd

Will Ackerman and Todd Boston

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO
THE IMAGINARY ROAD STUDIOS
2016 ZMR MUSIC AWARD WINNERS

BEST NEW ARTIST

abendromen - TOM EATON (Riverwide Records)

BEST PIANO ALBUM – WITH INSTRUMENTATION

There Was a Time - KATHRYN KAYE (Overland Mountain Music)

The following winners were mastered by Tom Eaton at Imaginary Road Studios

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:    Erik Scott

BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM:  Erik Scott

BEST AMBIENT ALBUM:   Jeff Pearce

 

Will is available as a record producer
for musicians and record labels.

Founder of Windham Hill Records

Grammy Award Winner

Awarded more than 26 Gold and Platinum Records

Producer of George Winston, Michael Hedges, Liz Story, Alex deGrassi among others.

Will's studio, Imaginary Road Studios in Windham County, Vermont
is a state of the art facility
with engineering by Tom Eaton.

 

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it The discography is just a partial list of his production credits.

 

 

Returning won Grammy Award for Best New Age Album
 
WILL ACKERMAN’S GRAMMY AWARD WINNING CD “RETURNING: PIECES FOR GUITAR 1970-2004” IS COMING OUT ON 180g VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME  MAY 5, 2017.
 
You may purchase “Returning” @ 20% DISCOUNT starting May 5 through August 5, 2017
from the following direct link:   https://audiofidelity.net/product/will-ackerman-returning-pieces-guitar-1970-2004
When you check out just add  WILL17  for the Promo Code.

 

The Gathering III

gathering3 We’re happy to announce the THE GATHERING Volume III. Following in the footsteps of the tremendously successful Windham Hill Samplers (all of which won either Gold or Platinum Record awards), The Gathering III is comprised of musicians Tom Eaton and I have produced in the last couple of years at my Imaginary Road Studios in Windham County, Vermont. The first two volumes of THE GATHERING won awards including ZMR’s ALBUM OF THE YEAR AWARD. THE GATHERING III offers pieces from 19 artists and 74 minutes of music. Tom and I are very proud of this collection and trust listeners will find a wealth of new music and new musicians to enjoy.

Fiona Joy
Ceremony
Steve Rivera
So Quickly Gone
Angelo Rapan
Remember
Todd Mosby
Eagle Mountain
Peter Jennison
Waiting
Kori Linae Carothers
Meadow
Heidi Breyer
1960 (Instrumental)
David Lindsay
Nightbound
Jeff Oster
The Mystery of B
Jeffrey Seeman
Point Well Taken
Renee Michele
First Promise
Kathryn Kaye
Elk Creek in the Fall
Alexi Musnitsky
Sparkling Heart
Neil Tatar
Missing You
Jill Haley
Sipapu Emergence
Trevor Gordon Hall
Midnight and Raining
Ann Sweeten
Elysian Fields
Loren Evarts
91 North
Joe Heinemann
Gratitude

Listen to samples and get your copy!

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Will Ackerman was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 9th Annual ZMR Music Awards convention in May 2013 The award celebrated recent productions by the founder of Windham Hill Records as well as his influence of excellence on the music he touches.

Will also won the 2012 Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album awards for The Gathering, a compilation of music and artists Will recently produced at his studio in Vermont.

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Favorite Echoes Artists of last 25 Years

Listeners of John Diliberto's Echoes Radio program voted for their
favorite Echoes Artists of the last 25 years.
Will Ackerman and many other Windham Hill musicians were among their favorites.
You can check out the list at http://wp.me/p4ZE0X-47x

 

 

Will recently did an interview with John Olsen.
You can read it at the New Age Music World site.

 

Master Seven Interview

Will recently was interviewed by Tom Beninate of Master Seven. In a wide-ranging conversation they touch on composing, building, guitars,the current state of the music business, and more.

Read the interview at www.masterseven.com

 

A note from Will introducing Tom Eaton, Imaginary Road Studios engineer

I would like to reach out to our valuable community of Imaginary Road artists to share updates, news and exciting changes at Imaginary Road Studios.

Tom Eaton is simply the most talented engineer I have ever had the privilege to work with.   He's also a wonderful human being and has become my co-producer in all the work I do.    His knowledge and his heart have become indispensable to me in my career and he makes it more fun than it's ever been for me.   

Tom is a brilliant musician and has produced two wonderful CDs, “indesterren” and “abendromen”.   He won 2016 Best New Artist at the most recent ZMR Awards in New Orleans.     I want to add my congratulations to the long list of people who have been so touched by his music.

Briefly: Tom is an Engineer and Producer with over 17 years of experience. He is also a musician (pianist), and therefore brings a unique level of knowledge and perspective to the process. Tom loves and grew up listening to Windham Hill and knows the catalogue better than I do.......

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The Grammy Award Winning CD "Returning"

returning cd cover

RETURNING was an opportunity to capture my career as I hope it will be remembered.

These are new recordings of my favorite pieces spanning 35 years of music writing.

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Imaginary Road Studios

House Concerts

I've been loving the intimacy of the house concerts I've been doing in the last couple of years
and wanted to let people know that if they're looking for a very special evening of music,
I'd love to hear from you.    -- Will

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