discography :: producer credits

key:

  • + RIAA Certified Gold
  • ++ RIAA Certified Platinum
  • +++ Grammy Nomination
  • ++++ Grammy Winner
  • +++++ NAR Lifestyle Music Award

Recording / Year / Artist

  • In Search of the Turtle's Navel (1976) Will Ackerman
  • Slow Circle (1979) Alex deGrassi
  • Piano Solos of Eric Satie (1979) William Quist
  • Childhood and Memory (1979) Will Ackerman
  • Willow (1980) Daniel Hecht
  • ++ Autumn (1980) George Winston
  • Breakfast in the Field (1981) Michael Hedges
  • Passage (1981) Will Ackerman
  • Sampler '81 (1981) Various
  • ++ December (1982) George Winston
  • ++ Winter Into Spring (1982) George Winston
  • Solid Colors (1982) Liz Story
  • Sampler '82 (1982) Various
  • Elements (1982) Ira Stein & Russell Walder
  • An Evening w/Windham Hill Live (1983) Various
  • Past Light (1983) Will Ackerman
  • +++ Aerial Boundaries (1984) Michael Hedges
  • Sampler '84 (1984) Various
  • Jogging the Memory (1985) Malcolm Dalglish
  • ++++ Winter's Solstice (1985) Various
  • Piano Sampler (1985) Various
  • Conferring with the Moon (1986) Will Ackerman
  • Reunion (1986) Scott Cossu
  • Transit (1986) Ira Stein & Russell Walder
  • +++ Sampler '86 (1986) Various
  • Available Light (1987) Allaudin Mathieu
  • Soul of the Machine (1987) Various
  • Guitar Sampler (1988) Various
  • + A Winter's Solstice II (1988) Various
  • Sampler '88 (1988) Various
  • Imaginary Roads (1988) Will Ackerman
  • Sampler '89 (1989) Various
  • Legacy: A Collection of New Folk Music (1989) Various
  • Upright (1989) Phil Aaberg
  • + A Winter's Solstice III (1990) Various
  • Escape of the Circus Ponies (1991) Liz Story
  • Dots Will Echo (1991) Dots Will Echo
  • Jack's Crows (1991) John Gorka
  • Guitar Sampler Volume II (1991) Various
  • Tango (1991) Patty Larkin
  • The First Ten Years (1991) Various
  • Legacy II (1992) Various
  • The Opening of Doors (1992) Will Ackerman
  • Sampler '92 (1991) Various
  • Scott Cossu: A Windham Hill Retrospective (1992)
  • Alex deGrassi: A Windham Hill Retrospective (1992)
  • Songs From Einstein's Violin (1996) Frank Tedesso
  • Sticks & Stones (1996) Rob Eberhard Young
  • On A Winter's Night (1997) Various
  • +++ Sound of Wind Driven Rain (1998) Will Ackerman
  • +++ Hearing Voices (2001) Will Ackerman
  • ++++ Returning (2004) Will Ackerman
  • Songs from a Wishing Well (2005) Patrick Gorman
  • The Voice (2005) Stanton Lanier
  • Allure of Sanctuary (2005) Karen Marie Garrett
  • +++++ Released (2005) Jeff Oster
  • Whisperings at Nightfall (2006) Robert Linton
  • The Color of Light (2007) Dana Cunningham
  • The Language of Spirits (2007) Rudy Perrone
  • +++++ True (2007) Jeff Oster
  • +++++ It's about the Rose (2007) Karen Marie Garrett
  • Unveiled (2007) Stanton Lanier
  • +++++ Gardens of Hope and Courage (2007) Frank Smith
  • Something You Dream Of (2007) Denise Young
  • Forgiving Dreams (2007) Damon Buxton
  • Eden (2007) Ryan Brown
  • Gray Sky and Bittersweet (2007) Anne Sweeten
  • Lantern (2007) Dan Kennedy
  • Woodsongs (2007) Various artists
  • The Other Side (2008) Paul Jensen
  • Silhouette of a Season (2008) Matt Millecchia
  • *The Color of Sunshine (2009) Lawrence Blatt
  • *Trillium (2009) Kori Linae Carothers
  • *The Path Ahead (2009) Rocky Fretz
  • *Blue Dream (2009) Fiona Joy Hawkins
  • *December Peace (2009) Stanton Lanier
  • *Here All Along (2009) Rory Sullivan
  • Jane and John Doe (2009) Yasmin Tayeby
  • *Another Place and Time (2010) Heidi Anne Breyer
  • Chasing Tornadoes (2010) Patrick Gorman
  • Longing For Home (2010) Peter Jennison
  • Dreaming Still (2010) Kathryn Kaye
  • *Arrival (2010) Devin Rice and Erian Aas
  • Sacred Love (2010) Shambhu
  • Just This Side of Spring (2010) Ann Sweeten
  • + RIAA Certified Gold
  • ++ RIAA Certified Platinum
  • +++ Grammy Nomination
  • ++++ Grammy Winner
  • +++++ NAR Lifestyle Music Award

Many of these recordings are also certified Gold and Platinum in Foreign Territories

* Other Awards:

  • Heidi Anne Breyer: 2010 ZMR Awards for Best New Artist and Best Instrumental Album - Piano
  • Devin Rice and Erin Aas: May 2010 #1 Zone Music Reporter Chart position! and 2010 ZMR Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
  • Fiona Joy Hawkins: 2009 ZMR Awards for Album of the Year, Best Contemporary Instrumental, and Best Instrumental Piano albums!
  • Kori Linae Carothers: nominee for 2009 ZMR Awards
  • Lawrence Blatt': nominee for 2009 ZMR Awards
  • Stanton Lanier: 2009 ZMR Award for Best Holiday Album!
  • Rocky Fretz: 9th Annual (2009) Independepent Music Awards!
  • Rory Sullivan: America's Best Song- Folk genre for his track "Out Of Here"!
 

visit Will's studio site:

Imaginary Road Studios

" Producing your album at Imaginary Road will become one of the greatest experiences of your life. Professionally, Will Ackerman's creative genius combined with Corin Nelsen's incredible technical ability will maximize your musical potential and catapult your project into the realm of epic. Aesthetically, the idyllic setting of Imaginary Road will capture your heart and call the music from your very soul like you've never seen before. There is simply no better place on earth more technically and artistically suited to produce your album than Imaginary Road. "

Peter Jennison


" Working with Will Ackerman at Imaginary Road Studios was an honor and a pleasure! While affable (and with a great sense of humor), Will is sharply attuned to the highest quality and detail. Search elsewhere for the typical big-time producer ego. He’s an unusual blend of meticulous and laid back, a watchdog for musical excellence without a lot of barking. It was clear from day one that Will was in our court to help us make the very best record possible. The property the studio sits on is a combination of Better Homes & Gardens and a Nature preserve, a pastoral haven in the rolling hills outside Brattleboro, VT. I can’t think of better surroundings to create music in! "

Devin Rice


"

There has been no single greater influence upon me as Will Ackerman… as a producer he has conjured from my writing and performance capabilities nuances and emotions that I was not even aware existed let alone believed I could capture. He does this (what appears) effortlessly and with a wry smile that tenderly suggests “I told you so”. Ackerman is a staggering example of a true musical voice and visionary unparalleled in his abilities. Working with him has been one of the most tremendous honors of my life.

"

Patrick Gorman