Imaginary Road Studios

The Windham Hill Records legacy lives on in the mountains of Vermont where Grammy Award winner and Windham Hill Records founder Will Ackerman continues to produce award winning acoustic music.   Producer of such iconic musicians as George Winston, Michael Hedges, Liz Story and Alex de Grassi along with his own Grammy Award-winning recordings, Will now works with engineer and co-producer Tom Eaton in the creation of award-winning acoustic masterpieces.

From inside Will Ackerman’s Imaginary Road Studios the views of Windham county’s West River valley provide inspiration to all who visit.  Built in 1993, Imaginary Road Studios has become synonymous with acoustic music of the highest caliber, and has been host to a who’s who of the instrumental music world.

From the magnificent Steinway piano to the Klaus Heyne-modified sequential pairs of Neumann microphones and Hemmingway preamps, Imaginary Road presents the very finest that technology has to offer in a state of the art facility.

Will’s unique approach to record making, with his uncanny sense of balance, space and time, continues to produce records which consistently hold positions at the top of the Zone music charts, and his dual legacies as the founder of Windham Hill Records, and as a singular musical voice, continue to draw the finest instrumental performers from around the world here, to Imaginary Road Studios.

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Windham Hill Winter Solstice Concerts December 2016

Last December I had the great pleasure of performing as part of a Windham Hill concert.    It felt pretty amazing to be again part of something I began 40 years ago!

My cousin Alex de Grassi and pianist, violinist and vocalist Barbara Higbie were the other Windham Hill artists who performed with me and it was wonderful and magical and we all enjoyed it so much that we’ve decided to tour again in December of 2016.

In addition to these Windham Hill artists, Todd Boston whose CD TOUCHED BY THE SUN  Tom Eaton and I produced a few years ago, will be playing duets with me and doing a few of his own brilliant pieces.   We’ll be playing in Washington, Oregon and California.

I hope to see you at one of these shows !

All the best from Windham County, Vermont,


Windham Hill Winter Solstice Concerts December 2016
With Will Ackerman, Barbara Higbie and Alex DeGrassi with guests, Todd Boston and Ellen Sanders

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 7:30 pm  Kent, WA (Southern Seattle)
Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center
10020SE 256th St Kent, WA 98030
tickets :

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 8:00 pm, Kirkland, WA  ( Seattle)
Kirkland Performance Center
350 Kirkland Ave. Kirkland, WA
tickets at

Mon. Dec 12, 2016  7:30 pm, Portland, Oregon
Newmark Theater

Sat. Dec. 17, 2016, 8:00 pm, Carmel by the Sea, CA
Sunset Cultural Center

Mon. Dec. 19, 2016, 8:00 pm. Santa Barbara, CA
Lobero Theater
33 East Canon Perdido St. Santa Barbara, CA

Wed. Dec 21, 2016, 7:30 pm San Rafael, CA
Marin Center Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Thurs. Dec 22, 2016, 7:30 pm Folsom, CA
Folsom Lake College, Harris Center.
10 College Parkway, Folsom, CA

Details on all of these concerts at