1741 Marian Lane, Murfreesboro, TN
A pianist, keyboardist, composer, producer, educator, based in Nashvlle, TN, Joseph Akins has been a professional musician for over 30 years. It began when he was recruited to play in his father’s country band at age 10. Since, he has performed both as a soloist and with a variety of artists and groups including Terri Rice, Jerry Coker, Blaze and others. His influences range from traditional country music to modern jazz, but the sound of his original music eludes any categorization. He has recorded and produced two sound recordings that have touched people all over the world. "Keys to the Heart", released in 1997, received favorable airplay and use in short film. "Masterpeace", released in 2007, has received national acclaim as a high quality recording of awe-inspiring solo piano music. Since it’s release, Joseph has been featured on radio stations such as Nashville Public Radio, Whisperings and Sky.fm, and he continually performs the music through solo concerts and Whisperings concerts. In addition to being an active pianist, keyboardist, composer and producer, Joseph gives to the world through education. He is an award-winning professor of recording industry at Middle Tennessee State University where his students refer to him as Dr. A.