Samantha Cooper’s voice is a gentle force. Her songs speak for their sound; from contemplative respites to keen PSA’s. Her latest video single is a love note to the rights of manoomin titled "Let The Wave (feat. Shara Nova, Jaike Spotted Wolf, Holly T. Bird & Frank Bibeau)."
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 Wave, Snowsuit, The Most Wonderful Time and Old Man Winter.