"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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January 2015

This month I’m happy to say Roosevelt Dime will be kicking off the new year with shows in NY, DC, and VA. We will be at Rockwood Music Hall on Jan 8, Gypsy Sally’s on Jan 9, and The Southern on Jan 10. We are very excited to get back in the swing of things after taking December off. At the end of this month we will be in MA, VT, NY. Find more info on my calendar page. And for your viewing pleasure here is our latest video recorded at Gypsy Sally’s in DC.

Also this month I get to record upright bass on Sarah Gardner’s new jazz for kids cd. Last year this time she recorded her debut cd with an all-star band comprised of Boston area players. I had an absolute blast swinging hard with those guys and really look forward to doing it again. If you know someone who would like a swinging jazz cd geared to get kids up dancing then I highly recommend getting it here at CD Baby.

Next month I look forward to more dates with Roosevelt Dime including the annual Folk Alliance International in Kansas City where we’ll be playing some showcases among other things. It’s always a good time with hundreds of other bands, promoters, and fans.

Thanks for checking in,