Samantha Crain is a Choctaw-American songwriter, musician, producer, and singer from Shawnee, Oklahoma, signed with Ramseur Records (North America) and Full Time Hobby Records (UK/Europe).
Crain won 2 NAMMYs (Native American Music Awards) in 2009 for Folk Album of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. She has had songs featured on 90210, HBO's Hung, and in many independent documentaries and films, including Barking Water and UNRESERVED: The Work of Louie Gong. Crain remains a more-or-less "genre-less" artist with her albums ranging from folk to country to indie rock. She is considered a songwriter's songwriter and a critic's darling having received much praise from her contemporaries and the press but limited success of any commercial kind. She has released an EP and a full length album with her previous band, Samantha Crain and the Midnight Shivers, and 4 full length albums and various singles and B-sides releases in her solo career. She currently resides in Norman, Oklahoma, works in a beauty salon, and writes sonnets.