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"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

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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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Craig relies on the RC Williams Bass Buggie to transport his upright bass around NYC.   Click on the buggie to read more and order yours. 

 

June 2014

Last month I had a great time with Roosevelt Dime, the funky Americana band bridging the gap between mardi-gras and bluegrass. We had three days of rehearsing in Virginia before playing live on the radio, followed by a show in Charlottesville and Crozet. But it didn’t stop there. We also spent two days in Queens making a great, high quality video showcasing the new lineup, which now includes me on upright bass. The video should be out later this summer. This month Roosevelt Dime already went into Seaside Lounge Studios in Brooklyn to record three new songs in order to present a current representation of the band to promoters and presenters. It was a great time and the band sounds awesome. I can hardly wait to record a full length album with these guys. 

Also this month we will have shows in VT, MA, PA, NY, and CT. Which includes a show in Manhattan at City Winery with Red Molly. We will open for them and then all join together for some supergroup songs. I highly recommend attending this one if you’re in the area.


On a different note, my folk/pop songwriting friends Walking for Pennies have released their new EP “No Such Place”. I am honored to have played upright and electric bass on it. We had a great time recording in East Nashville with producer Dewey Boyd and I am very excited how it turned out. 


You may have noticed a new video to the left under “latest video”. This vid had a different purpose than any of my other ones. This one shows an instrument that is available to rent. If a bass player if coming through New York City and needs an instrument to play on for gigs or lessons, this one would be perfect. It is a Shen SB-100 model with Full Circle pickup, case, buggie for rolling around. I have very reasonable rates and can even deliver and pick up. Click on the video for more information or contact me directly here.

Thanks for stopping by,
Craig