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Samantha Crain in Performance

First Peoples Week

Originally Aired: Saturday, October 10, 2020

Samantha Crain | Art by Ryan Redcorn / Buffalo Nickel Creative


Samantha Crain is a Choctaw singer, songwriter, poet, producer, and musician from Oklahoma. Her genre-spanning discography has been critically acclaimed by media outlets such as Rolling Stone, SPIN, Paste, No Depression, NPR, PRI, The Guardian, NME, Uncut, and others. She has toured with First Aid Kit, Neutral Milk Hotel, Lucy Rose, The Avett Brothers, The Mountain Goats, Brandi Carlisle, Langhorne Slim and many others.

Samantha Crain is a two-time Native American Music Award winner and winner of an Indigenous Music Award. She has toured extensively over the past 11 years nationally and internationally, presenting ambitious orchestrated shows with a band and intimate folk-leaning solo performances.

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