The Gathering III

Aside

gathering3THE 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.
~ Will

 

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Returning on Vinyl – May 5, 2017

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.

CLICK TO SEND AN EMAIL BY WEDNESDAY MAY 3 with “Returning on Vinyl” in the subject line. We will have a drawing and announce the winners on May 4.

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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SAVE THE DATE! Concert in Fresno

CD Release Concert

red-diamonds-concertApril 8, 2017 @ 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.

ZMR 2016 Nominations

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)

Lawrence Blatt: Latitudes and Longitudes

lawrence blatt longitudes and latitudes cd cover “The greatest compliment I can give any musician is that they sound uniquely like themselves;  that there is a unifying sound and feeling to their compositions and playing that could only come from them.   Lawrence Blatt is certainly a guitarist and composer in that rare group.    Graceful melodies and flowing grooves seem to come to him with ease. On Longitudes and Latitudes, he has established an impressive body of compositions that only seem to become more compelling emotionally and ever more accessible with time and maturity.. ” Will Ackerman 2016

Vin Downes: When the Sea Lets Go

When the Sea Lets Go - cd cover“Vin Downes is such a brilliant guitarist and such a heart-felt composer that it leaves little room for the producer to do much except try to convince himself that he was indispensible. I wasn’t. Vin is a consummate player who draws upon a wide range of styles. The marvelous thing is that his musical voice is unique enough and powerful enough to hold these different threads together seamlessly. His abilities as a player create an even broader palate from which to draw in his performances. This is as impressive as a debut recording as one could hope for.”

~ Will Ackerman

Heidi Osgood-Metcalf: Montanas

Montanas  cd cover“Heidi Osgood-Metcalf draws upon the inspiration of the dramatic
and varied landscape of Montana to create her latest album, Montañas.
Her music boasts brilliant skills as a composer and pianist, but it is the power of the emotion
that she brings to her pieces that resonates most deeply with us. One of the greatest compliments I can offer any musician is that they remind me of no one else, and this is certainly the case with Heidi.
- Will Ackerman

Jim Gabriel: Into Eternity

Into Eternity - cd cover“Jim Gabriel is as good a pianist and composer as you’ll find anywhere.  There’s not a note this man has written that isn’t both fine composition and deeply heartfelt expression.    Jim’s CD, Into Eternity, is utterly brilliant and was a joy for me and my co-producer Tom Eaton to be involved in.  and will be a joy for anyone who is lucky enough to hear it.
~ Will Ackerman

www.jim-gabriel.com/