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 Carmel, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, the Marin Civic Center, and Folsom Lake College in Folsom, CA. We hope to also be in the Northwest, Washington and Oregon, but these dates are not yet set.

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

  • Dec 17, Carmel, CA. Sunset Performing Arts Center,
    Windham Hill Winter Solstice with Will Ackerman, Barbara Higbie and Alex DeGrassi
  • Dec 19, Santa Barbara, CA. Lobero Theater
  • Dec 21, 2016 Marin Civic Center
  • Dec 22, 2016 Folsom Lake College Performing Arts Center