"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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September 2015

Last months highlights include playing upright bass with Roosevelt Dime at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. We played two shows on the workshop stage in conjunction with other bands and songwriters and then played our own full set on the main stage. That was a very successful weekend for the band. We also had great shows throughout CT, ME, NY, PA, and WV.  There are a lot of irons in the fire for Roosevelt Dime including new songs to release, new photos and videos in the near future. I’m very excited for this. Check out rooseveltdimemusic.com for more info. 

Also last month I had the honor and pleasure of playing on the final show of Red Molly at Schroon Lake, NY. This show ended many years of consistent touring, etc and the hiatus is well deserved. 

This month Roosevelt Dime has a few shows but is primarily working on finishing the production of newly recorded songs and band photos. All of this and more to pitch record labels, concert and festival presenters, and just to have new material for fans and social media presence. 

Also this month I get the pleasure of playing electric bass with the DesBerardos. We will be opening for the Doobie Brothers at the Capital Theatre in NY so I look forward to that extravaganza. 

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