"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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June 2015

Last month I had a great time on the road with Roosevelt Dime. We played many great shows in NY, MA, PA, VA, CO, MO, and IN.  My favorites were the MeadowGrass Festival in Black Forest, CO and the John Hartford Memorial Festival in Bean Blossom, Indiana.  There we connected with so many new fans, friends, and bands. 

Last month Roosevelt Dime also released a live video that was recorded at Folk Alliance in Kansas City this past winter. It was recorded for the Ontario based online video series called Pinball Sessions and can be seen here. This was primarily to promote our Canada tour the end of this month. 

Last month I also enjoyed a cd release concert at Dazzle Jazz Club in Denver with Joshua Kwassman and Brother Spirit. I play electric bass in this progressive instrumental ensemble. The cd is available everywhere including here

Speaking of Brother Spirit, this month I look forward to playing the Vermont jazz festival with this group, as well as a cd release concert in NYC at SubCulture on June 16. Click here for more details. 

Also this month Roosevelt Dime will be heading to Canada with stops in Buffalo, Orillia, Peterborough, and Toronto. So if you know anyone in Ontario please send them our way. Details can be seen at www.rooseveltdimemusic.com/tour

Next month Roosevelt Dime has a lot of irons in the fire so more about that soon. 

Good times ahead,