"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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April 2015

Last months highlight was most definitely recording the new Brad Cole record in Nashville. We spent four consecutive 12-hour days in the studio tracking 12 songs live with full band. The full band included myself on upright and electric bass, Josh Hunt playing drums and percussion, James Westfall on vibraphone and piano, Joe McMahan playing electric guitars and producing, and Philip Sterk on pedal steel guitar. It was an all star cast of players, mostly Nashville locals and wow they could really play. We spent an average three hours on each tune and had a lot of laughs. Look for the record sometime next fall.

This month I look forward to more road dates with Roosevelt Dime in CT, DC, and west coast gigs in California. Check here for more tour details. And speaking of Roosevelt Dime, here is the new latest official video of “Oh to Be”. It was directed and produced by our good friend Charlotte Hornsby. There’s a lot more happening with RD so be on the lookout for good things in the near future.

Next month I’ll be heading to Colorado for a show at Dazzle in Denver with Josh Kwassman and Brother Spirit. Then I’ll be meeting Roosevelt Dime there for more dates in CO plus some midwest dates. We also have shows in NY, MA, PA, and VA.

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