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.
Sam is from the Huron and Kalamazoo River watersheds in Michigan. She works as a songwriter, a session musician, an organizer, a mediator and a teaching artist via Youth Arts Alliance.
She also co-produces Hearth & Hymn with Elisabeth Pixley-Fink. Her latest video single is a love note to the rights of manoomin (wild rice), "Let The Wave (feat. Shara Nova, Jaike Spotted Wolf, Holly T. Bird & Frank Bibeau)."
Sam became one of over 1000 defendants in the stop line 3 struggle this past summer. Her trial is set for May 08-12 with 10 other defendants. Please go here to learn more: Fire Light Treaty Case.
Sam was a co-founder and former talent buyer for Square Dance Kalamazoo. Her Great Grandpa Orlie was once a dance fiddler like she is now. Her Oma & Opa’s voices were her favorite in a clan of family singers, and her father is a jazz trumpeter (Lunar Octet).
Other 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: Let The Wave, Snowsuit, The Most Wonderful Time and Old Man Winter.