WIN A FREE VINYL RECORDING OF “RETURNING”

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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.
 
 
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IF YOU ARE NOT THE LUCKY WINNER OF THE FREE RECORD -  You may purchase “Returning” @ 20% DISCOUNT starting May 5 through August 5, 2017.
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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 Musniitsky
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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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE IMAGINARY ROAD STUDIOS
2016 ZMR MUSIC AWARD NOMINEES


ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Signature - Synchronicity - Fiona Joy (Little Hartley Music)

 

BEST AMBIENT ALBUM

abendromen - Tom Eaton (Riverwide Records)

 

BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM

Longitudes & Latitudes - Lawrence Blatt (LMB Music)

National Park Soundscapes - Jill Haley (Self-Released)

BEST INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM – ACOUSTIC

On Eagle Mountain - Todd Mosby (Self Released)

BEST NEW ARTIST

abendromen - Tom Eaton (Riverwide Records)

On Eagle Mountain - Todd Mosby (Self Released)

Zia - Alexi Musnitsky (Self-Released)

BEST PIANO ALBUM – WITH INSTRUMENTATION

Dividing the Darkness - Steve Rivera (Self Released)           

Signature - Synchronicity - Fiona Joy (Little Hartley Music)

There Was a Time - Kathryn Kaye (Overland Mountain Music)

Zia - Alexi Musnitsky (Self-Released)

 

 

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Will is working out the details for a tour of Japan in 2017.

We'll post details here as they develop.

 

April 7 concert in Mill Valley, CA

8:00 pm.

Todd Boston, Barbara Higbie and Will Ackerman
and special guests

Details at  http://throckmortontheatre.org/event/todd-boston/

 

 

SAVE THE DATE for this concert in Fresno, CA!

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April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A CD release concert for Gina Lineé’s Modern Piano album “Red Diamonds

Along with Gina Lineé, special guests: Will Ackerman, Premik Russell Tubbs, Jeff Oster, Jeff Haynes, Eugene Friesen, and Todd Boston.

Tower Theatre 815 East Oliye Ave
Fresno, CA 93728

 

Details will be at TheGatheringConcerts.com.

 

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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 and Will Ackerman is number
16 along with many other Windham Hill musicians.
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, our new 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.

These changes include several things, first a new direction for Corin and second, an opportunity for our artists to meet and work with new Engineer Tom Eaton.

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

Founder of Windham Hill Records

Grammy Award Winner

Recipient of multiple Platinum and Gold Records

see 2016 ZMR Nominations

2015 ZMR AWARDS:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Jeff Oster: Next (cd cover)
"Next"
artist: Jeff Oster

BEST PIANO ALBUM W/ INSTRUMENTATION

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"Patterns of Sun and Shade"
artist:  Kathryn Kaye

BEST CHILL/GROOVE ALBUM

Jeff Oster: Next (cd cover)
"Next"
artist:  Jeff Oster

 

 

2012 Album Of The Year

gathering-coverThe Gathering: A New Generation of Artists Produced by Will Ackerman, the Founder of Windham Hill Records
Artist: Various
Label: West River Records

2012 Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

gathering-coverThe Gathering: A New Generation of Artists Produced by Will Ackerman, the Founder of Windham Hill Records
Artist: Various Artists
Label: West River Records

2012 Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

gathering-coverThe Gathering: A New Generation of Artists Produced by Will Ackerman, the Founder of Windham Hill Records
Artist: Various Artists
Label: West River Records

Recipient of multiple ZMR Music Awards in 2010

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Best new Artist
Heidi Anne Breyer
Another Place and Time
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Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Devon Rice and Erin Aas
Arrival
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Best Instrumental Album - Piano
Heidi Anne Breyer
Another Place and Time

Recipient of multiple ZMR Music Awards in 2009

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Album of the Year
Fiona Joy Hawkins
Blue Dream
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Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Fiona Joy Hawkins
Blue Dream
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Best Instrumental Album - Piano
Fiona Joy Hawkins
Blue Dream
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Best Holiday Album
Stanton Lanier
December Peace

Producer of George Winston and Michael Hedges
among more than 70 artists in his 34 year career.

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The Grammy Award Winning CD "Returning"

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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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visit Will's studio site:

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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