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Samantha Cooper’s voice is a gentle force. Her songs speak for their sound; from contemplative respites to keen PSA’s. Her latest singles include a divestment song for Gaza: "Now!" (SoundCloud) and a love note for the rights of manoomin: "Let The Wave".


Sam's voice and violin appear on over 75 Midwestern albums. Check out Sam's session work playlist here. 


She hails from Michigan's Huron and Kalamazoo River watersheds. Sam works as a songwriter, a session & supporting musician, an organizer, a guide/conflict worker and a teaching artist via Youth Arts Alliance. She also co-produces Hearth & Hymn with Elisabeth Pixley-Fink.

Sam was a co-founder and producer of Square Dance Kalamazoo from 2011-2018 where she often played fiddle for dances. Her Great Grandpa Orlie was once a dance fiddler, too. Her Oma & Opa’s voices were her favorite in a family of singers, and her father is a jazz trumpeter.


Her band recordings include two Hearth & Hymn albums, The Sound of Lasso by The Lasso, Voyager by Maraj, The Right Hands Round by The Bowhunter Stringband and four solo video singles: Let The WaveSnowsuit, The Most Wonderful Time and Old Man Winter.

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