Jeff “Cooper Hawk” Cooper, Bass, Cherokee
Jeff may be Blue Mountain Tribe’s bass player, but he’s really a jack of all trades, or in this case, instruments. As a little kid, he picked up a guitar from a garage sale and, when he wasn’t at his piano lessons, taught himself how to play. He could also be found rocking out on the drums.
Later on, Jeff taught himself how to play the bass due to a high demand for players, and while bassist is his primary role in Blue Mountain Tribe, he describes himself as a “utility player,” always ready to jump on vocals or take his turn on the drums.
Whether showing off his skills on bass, guitar, or drums, Jeff is just happy to be playing music, showing respect and appreciation for other Nations, and bringing people back to a place of love and understanding.
Each Blue Mountain Tribe member has their own talents and experiences but, with a shared passion for protecting Indigenous peoples, always maintain a collaborative and communal spirit when creating music. The result? Songs that channel justified anger and frustration into a message of hope.