Friday, December 25, 2009


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / 610-429-1113


Philadelphia, Pa. – December 14, 2009

Grammy Award Winner and Music Producer Will Ackerman tallied a triple play by producing three artists nominated for the Independent Music Awards Best New Age Album of the Year. Kori Linae Carothers, Lawrence Blatt, and Rocky Fretz all recorded their nominated albums at Ackermans Imaginary Road Studios.Independent Music Awards

New Age pianist Kori Linae Carothers CD “Trillium” maintained its # 1 position on the Zone Music Reporter Radio Play Charts for the three straight months after its release in July and she has performed on the nationally aired radio show Echoes with host John Diliberto. Kori will be featured on Echoes during a special Christmas Eve performance.

San Francisco's Lawrence Blatt delivers piercing, original compositions played on acoustic finger-style guitar on his latest release “The Color of Sunshine”. Blatt, the winner of numerous awards has studied guitar under renowned recording artists Laurence Juber, Pierre Bensusan and Brian Gore. After two self-produced solo guitar albums, “Out of the Woodwork” and “Fibonacci’s Dream”, Blatt, stretches his sound on “The Color of Sunshine” to include other musicians as well as production by legendary guitarist William Ackerman. Lawrence Blatt

Rocky Fretz is a contemporary music concert pianist with a varied repertoire with an emphasis on original new age, new acoustic piano music. With eight CDs recorded so far Rocky's recording career continues with his latest album “The Path Ahead" recently released and produced by Will Ackerman. Rocky has performed more than 5000 live shows in the last twenty-five years. Rocky Fretz

Will Ackerman’s Imaginary Road Studio is located in Windham County, Vermont. Ackerman is also the founder of Windham Hill Records. Will Ackerman

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Today started with a flurry of activity.. piano lessons. A few months ago I decided to continue my musical education with piano lessons. What can I possibly learn? I want to learn the scales. Sure I know the scales from when I was younger.. but want to know the Scales, Chords and inversions. This will help me become more rooted and comfortable when someone asks me to play in A minor natural scale, I will KNOW what they are talking about. I am also wanting to make my left hand do more "talking".. instead of just plain old broken chord accompaniment. We worked for an hour.. and I am finally feeling like I can move forward in my technical knowledge. Oh and yeah.. I am going to start playing other people's music. I MIRACLE for me.. because for so long I chose to write my own music, play my own music. I never felt motivated to learn other styles.. until the last 6 months or so.

I don't want to know theory, or how to write it all out.. I want to encourage my innate natural talent to not limit my abilities to a certain key signature. I want to have the ability to compose music anywhere on the keyboard and have this ability to add it to my already "built in sense" of what works and does not. I used to be nervous about extending myself. .but I feel I can do this.

My point of all this is, always stretch and learn about things that you have always wanted to get better at, or something you have always wanted to learn!

More to come..

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Echoes Top 25 and other fun stuffas... has announced the top 25 Albums for November and TRILLIUM has come in at number 10!

Thank you to John Diliberto and crew!

Echoes Top 25 November 2009

Also TRILLIUM did not receive a Grammy Nomination, but that is fine. I did not create the album for a nomination, that is just icing on the cake! :)

TRILLIUM did receive a Nomination for the 9th Annual Independent Music Award New Age Album.

Independent Music Awards 2009 Nominee New Age Album

More to Come...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holiday Happenings

I hope you are doing well this fine December 1. Where did the year go? If you have not subscribed to my E*newsletter you can view it online here:

Holiday Happenings

Be sure to watch the Grammy Nomination Broadcast on CBS tomorrow December 2, 9pm ET/PT. TRILLIUM has been entered.. we are crossing our fingers!

More to come...