"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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August 2015

Last month I enjoyed playing upright bass with Roosevelt Dime around the east and midwest including NY, MD, MA, VT, OH, and PA. These tours included concerts and radio appearances, and a lot of driving. We also began recording a new EP in Brooklyn. So far we have a good start on three originals and one cover by a very famous '90s band to be revealed later.  We began the process recording drums first, then upright bass, followed by banjo and guitar. Vocals will happen at a later date once our schedule allows the time. Last month while in PA we were invited to play live on TV for the Good Day PA afternoon show. Here is the taping if you’d like to check it out. Also has some interview footage. 

This month we will have a blast for the third year in a row at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. We will play two shows in the round with other bands and also a full set of our own on the main stage. So we are very excited about that. Also this month will be shows in ME, NY, CT, PA, and WV.  All while on the road playing shows we are trying hard to record new songs, schedule photo sessions, and organize a video shoot in NYC. No rest at the RDHQ, at least for now. 


Thanks, Craig