"When Craig comes into the studio I already know the bottom of the mix is going to kill.  His feeling and musicianship are unmatched in my book"


Jon Castelli, The Hit Lab

Los Angeles



Craig Akin is an in-demand upright and electric bassist in New York City.  He has played and recorded with countless musicians of many different styles.  From jazz to pop, and folk to rock, Craig is comfortable and creative, and can deliver the goods like any veteran on his instrument.  He has performed well over 4,000 gigs and has now added home recording to his arsenal.  


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May 2015

Last months highlights started with recording Brad Cole's new full length record in Nashville. We had an amazingly productful week tracking live with full band, including some really great Nashville players. Producer Joe McMahan was seamless to work with and I hope to do it again. Look for the record sometime this summer. 

Also last month was an incredible tour of California with Roosevelt Dime. We wowed audiences in San Jose, San Rafael, San Diego, and LA. It went so well we're starting to put together the next trip to the west coast for early '16! 

And speaking of Roosevelt Dime, this month we look forward to shows in NY, MA, PA, VA, CO, MO, and IN. Besides tours of our local eastern time zone we will head to Colorado for shows in Littleton (The Toad Tavern), Black Forest (MeadowGrass festival), and Telluride (Fly Me to the Moon Saloon) before driving east. In Kansas City we will play The Tank Room before heading to the John Hartford festival in Indiana. Please visit the RD tour page for more details and help spread the word!

On a different note, my friend Meg Braun just released her new record I had the pleasure of playing upright bass on. It's called Restless Moon and is available here

Also just released is a new promo video for Josh Kwassman and Brother Spirit. It's incredible and emotional music that I get to play electric bass on. Check it out here

And here's the new single by Roosevelt Dime. It's an old Wailers tune called Pass it On that we featured many talented friends. 

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