"Wit and wisdom wrapped in a blanket." -Will Thomas. WNMC Radio. Samantha Cooper is an Earthwork Music songwriter, session musician and music teacher. She's toured with bands such as Maraj, Matt Jones, Chris Bathgate and The Bowhunter Stringband. Sam has a Social Ecology BA from WMU and she facilitates custom expressive arts programming. She also co-produces a monthly social dance called Square Dance Kalamazoo. She's released two singles and a duo record called Hearth & Hymn Vol. 1. Her first solo album will release this summer with support from the Kalamazoo Arts Council.