BIO

Samantha Cooper’s voice is a gentle force. Her songs speak for their sound; from contemplative respites to keen PSA’s.

 

A veteran session musician, her voice and violin appear on a wide range of midwestern albums. Check out Sam's session work playlist here

 

Her Great Grandpa Orlie was once a dance fiddler like she is now. Her Oma & Opa’s voices are her favorite in a clan of family singers, and her father is a jazz trumpeter (Lunar Octet).


Sam is a white, queer musician living on unceded Anishinaabe territory (MI).

She became one of over 1000 defendants in the stop line 3 struggle this past summer.

Her latest video single is a love note to the rights of manoomin, "Let The Wave (feat. Shara Nova, Jaike Spotted Wolf, Holly T. Bird & Frank Bibeau)."

Sam works as a musician, a trauma-informed facilitator and a youth songwriting guide/teacher. She’s also a co-founder and former talent buyer for Square Dance Kalamazoo.

Sam co-produces Hearth & Hymn with Elisabeth Pixley-Fink (Lullaby Bangers & the self-titled Hearth & Hymn.)

Additional releases include The Sound of Lasso by The Lasso, Voyager by Maraj, The Right Hands Round by The Bowhunter Stringband and four solo video singles: Snowsuit, The Most Wonderful Time and Old Man Winter.