WinterSolstice 

Windham Hill Winter Solstice Concerts

It was fun touring with former Windham Hill musicians, Barbara Higbie and Alexi deGrassi in December 2016.  We have decided to continue the tour and the following are some of the venues we will be playing in 2017.  Todd Boston will join us for some of the shows.  Watch for details at TheGatheringConcerts.com

Will Ackerman

Tues. Dec 12: Denver/ Newman Center University of Denver  venue / tickets
Fri. Dec 15: Green Center/ Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA  venue / tickets
Sat. Dec 16: Berkeley: Freight and Salvage  venue / tickets
Sun. Dec 17: Villa Montalvo Carriage house  venue / tickets
Tues. Dec 19  Modesto CA- Gallo Center venue / tickets
Wed. Dec 20  Folsom Ca- Harris Center venue / tickets
Thurs. Dec 21  Scottsdale AZ Center for the Performing Arts venue / tickets

 

Details will also be at  TheGatheringConcerts.com
With Musician's Profiles, Sound Samples, and Google Map Directions.

 

 

An Evening with Will Ackerman

The Gathering – 4 Guitars


Friday February 23, 2018
The Scherr Theatre, Thousand Oaks, CA
details


Saturday February 24, 2018
Soka University Performing Arts Center, Aliso Viejo, CA
details
 
More cities will be added to the tour.  We’ll keep you updated.

“THREE AND A HALF GREAT GUITARISTS IN ONE CONCERT !!!
These are going to be GREAT CONCERTS !!!  4 of us will be in concert. Todd Mosby, an absolutely brilliant guitarist who plays a wide variety of styles, but is considerably influenced by the music of India will be on stage, as will Trevor Gordon Hall who is THE young phenom out there today… while incredibly dynamic as a performer his music is never about simple gymnastics… this guy is all about heart.  Todd Boston is one of the best and most soulful guitarists drawing breath on the planet today.  And, yes, they're allowing me to play too!   I just squeaked in, but managed to make the team!!!
These are all musicians I've been honored to produce.  This will be as good a night of guitar playing as you could hope for.   I know I'm very much looking forward to it!!!
 
Will Ackerman

For more details:
http://mosbymusicgroup.com/artists/will-ackerman-the-gathering-4-guitars
    Tickets on sale in October 2018

 

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Will is working out the details for a tour of Japan in 2018.

We'll post details here as they develop.

 

 

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.

 

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.......

Read more...
 

 

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

 

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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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

 

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

 

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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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.

 

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

 

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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