Will Ackerman

By J Poet

Although he hates the term New Age Music, Will Ackerman helped create the genre and paved the way for its success. He never considered himself a great guitar player, but his melodic sense, spare and tasteful playing, inventive alternate tunings, and clear, ringing tone on the steel-stringed guitar struck a deep chord in listeners. He founded Windham Hill Records as a small independent label and watched it grow to a 24 million dollar business. In 1996 he sold Windham Hill to RCA/BMG and retired to Brattleboro, Vermont, close to the actual Windham Hill. In 2004, he won a Best New Age Album Grammy... Read More

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