Next Stage Arts Project presents FLOW on Wednesday, September 25 at 7:30 pm.
Forty years after Windham Hill became a catalyst for a global musical phenomenon, its bountiful legacy of best-selling instrumental artists and Grammy-winning musicians extends into a new age with FLOW — a new four-piece ensemble comprised of Windham Hill Records Founder Will Ackerman and three of today’s most acclaimed independent artists. FLOW is an anagram of the group’s names Fiona Joy Hawkins (Australian Pianist), Lawrence Blatt (acoustic guitarist), Jeff Oster (Flugelhorn master) and Grammy winning guitarist and producer Will Ackerman.
“In the last few years, the New Age genre has seen a critical reconsideration, with carefully curated compilations of historical material, while both veterans and descendants of the genre are creating new music that merits serious attention. A good example is the group FLOW, which includes none other than steel string guitarist WILL ACKERMAN, in a kind of New Age “supergroup.” —Stephen Hill, Hearts of Space.
FLOW has returned to Imaginary Road Studios with producers Will Ackerman and Tom Eaton, and have recorded their new album, “PROMISE.” They’ll debut new music from it at Next Stage!
Tickets are $28 in advance, $32 at the door, available online at www.nextstagearts.org and at Turn It Up! In Brattleboro and the Putney General Store. There will be a beer and wine cash bar. Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, VT.