Earthwork Music Sunday Showcase feat: Sam Cooper + Jordan Hamilton



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7:00 pm

May 19, 2019

Earthwork Music and The Livery presents: “Earthwork Music Sunday Showcase at The Livery”- a night where “art meets activism”. The May showcase will feature Sam Cooper + Jordan Hamilton!

7 PM || $10 suggested donation || In benefit of Feeding America – West Michigan – Benton Harbor


About Sam Cooper: “Wit and wisdom wrapped in a blanket.” -Will Thomas, WNMC Radio. Sam Cooper is a music teacher and a songwriter. She also facilitates expressive arts, leadership development and social & emotional intelligence programs. Sam is currently finishing an album made possible with support from the Kalamazoo Arts Council; keep an eye out for her pre-order campaign. She recently released Lullaby Bangers with Hearth & Hymn – marking her second duo album with Elisabeth Pixley-Fink. Other projects have included Maraj, the Bowhunter Stringband, two video singles and a wealth of studio & supporting musician work. 

About Jordan Hamilton: Jordan Hamilton, cellist of Last Gasp Collective and the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, merges songwriting, loop pedals, sample machines, and vocals to create a sonic landscape of experimental hip-hop, folk, soul, and classical music. The Western Michigan University graduate aims to find new ways for the cello, a traditional instrument, to relate to a modern audience where it can be found playing the music of Bach, the Beatles, or Chance the Rapper. Filled with an eclectic range of songs, Jordan’s set is sure to capture the heart and mind while reflecting on new horizons. 
About Feeding America – West Michigan (Benton Harbor): Feeding America West Michigan’s Benton Harbor branch provides food to hundreds of food pantries, meal programs, and senior centers in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties. We also distribute food directly to people in need through our Mobile Food Pantry program. In 2015, we distributed 3.29 million pounds of food, the equivalent of 2.57 million meals, in Southwest Michigan.

Born from the creative minds at the respective organizations, this series aims to combine music that was curated using the expansive Earthwork Music Collective roster, with a non-profit for an evening in which “art meets activism”. The Earthwork artists have long frequented The Livery stage, and possess a unique ability to unite communities through their song craft and passion to better the world. With these combined forces, each showcase event will be in benefit of a focused non-profit that also shares a sense of urgency in assisting the various environmental, and humanitarian issues that challenge the great state of Michigan.

The series kicked off in March 2019, and then run once a month for the remainder of the year. Each show will be a unique pairing of artists, who will share stories of success, struggles, song meanings, and other antidotes about their journey along the way! The evening will be broken into 2 sets of music, allowing for an intermission, along with a chance for the featured non-profit to take the stage.

This partnership hopes to continually expand, announcing new goals, ambitions, and milestones along the way!

For the initial artist announcement, and featured non-profit organizations, please see the graphic below, or visit for further details!

*Sponsored by The New Territory Arts Association –