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Samantha Crain

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Samantha Crain at Radio Coffee and Beer

Austin Music Minute

In the early stages of the pandemic, all creature comforts and personal connections took on a greater importance. Isolation tends to do that. Life moments taken for granted or easily brushed aside felt magnified. Intense moments became unbearable. It makes perfect sense that a beautiful, reflective EP like I Guess We Live Here Now by award-winning songwriter Samantha Crain was conceived during lockdown in her hometown of Norman, OK. Following extended periods of constant touring, Crain reconnected in profound ways with those familiar but not-so-familiar surroundings, after being on the road for so long. The narrator throughout the EP’s four tracks grapples with the uncertainty of everything, and the power of resiliency. By the way, there’s an ATX connection to this EP: It was mixed and mastered by Erik Wofford of Cacophony Recorders. Superb. Crain performs in Austin tonight, Saturday April 23, at Radio Coffee and Beer in South Austin, sharing a bill with Little Mazarn. Doors open at 7 p.m. Little Mazarn on the bill with Samantha Crain at Radio Coffee and Beer.


23 Apr 2022

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Radio Alhara راديو الحارة - Artist interview, Samantha Crain.

Free City Radio

Listen to an interview with Samantha Crain, a Choctaw songwriter, musician, producer, and singer from Shawnee, Oklahoma. In this interview Samantha speaks about her creative practice, song writing and working today as an Indigenous artist.Info : https://www.samanthacrain.comThis interview was recorded for broadcast on @radioalhara by Stefan @spirodon Christoff


7 Jan 2022

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Bothering the Band - Samantha Crain

Bothering the Band

Samantha Crain is a Choctaw songwriter, musician, producer, and singer from Shawnee, Oklahoma. Her outstanding music hit our radar when one of her songs was featured in an episode of the new FX/Hulu comedy/drama series Reservation Dogs. Bless her heart, Samantha talked with us about poetry, her favorite kind of tape, and fixing old radios, amongst other things. She even finished the interview in the classic Midwest goodbye of slapping her knees and saying "Welp, I spose!"


3 Nov 2021

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Episode 203 - Samantha Crain

"Walking The Floor" with Chris Shiflett

Oklahoma native Samantha Crain walks us through the virtues of multiple car crashes.


11 Oct 2021

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Casey Cep, Matteo Lane, and Samantha Crain

Live Wire with Luke Burbank

Host Luke Burbank and announcer Elena Passarello talk "do-overs" this week and hear from listeners about their finicky unfinished projects; New Yorker staff writer Casey Cep discusses her debut book Furious Hours, which follows a mysterious Alabama murder case that captivated beloved author Harper Lee; comedian Matteo Lane questions the job description of pharmacists; and singer-songwriter Samantha Crain details how her days as a child powerlifter prepared her for a life of touring, before performing "High Horse" from her album A Small Death.


13 Aug 2021

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Follow Your Brain w/ Samantha Crain

It's Kinda Late With Caden Coleman

Caden and Caleb discuss deeper thoughts, play Word Sneak and have an interview with Oklahoma native Samantha Crain. 


1 Jun 2021

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Samantha Crain

The String

Episode 168: By the time 2020’s pandemic shroud covered the land and stilled its musicians, Oklahoma songwriter Samantha Crain knew all too well about incapacitation. In 2017, touring behind her album You Had Me At Goodbye, she was involved in three car accidents in three months, leaving her hands nerve damaged and debilitated, threatening her career. So the brisk and bright tone of her new EP is reassuring. Her shapely, idiosyncratic voice is still very much with us. “I’m feeling good,” she says. “I feel like I catalogued a lot of tricks of survival, due to dealing with the various physical and mental health struggles that I had gone through in 2018.”


13 May 2021

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Episode 139 - Samantha Crain

Hangin' & Sangin'

Singer/songwriter Samantha Crain discusses the journey she's take to get to her latest release, A Small Death. Hosted by music journalist Kelly McCartney.


13 Nov 2020

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Basic Folk

Samantha Crain had a hell of a time in the summer of 2017. She had just released her album You Had Me at Goodbye earlier in the year and was ready to roll out for a busy schedule of touring the new music. By the end of the summer, she was laid up after experiencing three car accidents, where she was hit all three times. A combination of those crashes and life-long tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome led to her hands literally not working. She was not able to play guitar or tour. A major depression and a very dark time set in from being homebound and not able to play guitar or write songs. Through physical and emotional therapy, she slowly started to heal. She also took this time to document some past trauma by recording herself talking on a tape player. This led to a lot of self-reflection and shedding of old life-long anxieties. When she was well enough, she began to write songs based on what she had been documenting and processing. This resulted in her new album, A Small Death. We talked about the new album as well as Samantha's very interesting life. A member of the Choctaw First Nation, she values using her native language to modernize the indigenous experience for herself and other young native people. We talk about her dad, a Southern Baptist Evangelical Preacher, who would perform music as well as feats of strength at religious tent revivals. She also shared a little about her experience as a weight lifter. Samantha Crain is one of a kind! I wish her the best in her healing journey and with the new album. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands


22 Oct 2020

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Samantha Crain in our Spotlight Interview

Indigenous in Music with Larry K

Welcome to Indigenous in Music! This week our guest comes to us from the Norman, Oklahoma, she is a singer, songwriter and producer. She currently holds the title for best rock album at the 2019 Indigenous Music Awards. Samantha Crain is here to tell us about her new album “A Small Death,” find out all about her on his homepage at samanthacrain.com.Music from Samantha Crain, Darren Geffre, Sober Junkie, nehiyawak, Soda Stereo, Systema Solar, QVLN, Twin Flames, STOiK, Mimi O’Bonsawin, Mike Paul, Irv Lyons Jr, Locos Por Juana, Carsen Gray, Julian Taylor Band, The Groovalottos, DJ Bitman, Kinky, Ana Tijoux, Ozomatli, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Thiaguinho, Novalima, Shauit, Nancy Sanchez, STOiK, Jamie Prado, Brianna Lea Pruitt, Khu.eex and much much more.

1hr 56mins

4 Oct 2020