Little Chief

Little Chief


We are a three-man band (guitar, cello, drums, banjo, bass, and vocals) comprised of University of Arkansas students out of Fayetteville, AR. Our style is acoustic folk and folk-rock. We have been described as a mixture between The Lumineers, The Head and The Heart, and Mumford & Sons.


In 2012, after long nights of jams and other musical get-togethers, Little Chief frontman Matt Cooper decided that he wanted to create a folk band that played songs that got people stomping and clapping, while still having lyrical meaning. As a former singer/songwriter, Matt had played numerous shows with cello player, Matthew Heckmann and knew that they already had a very organic sound together. Through other friends and contacts, they met and befriended Andrew Myers, a drummer out of Ft. Smith, Arkansas. As college students at the University of Arkansas, their late nights are full of practicing and creating an authentic sound. Together, the three make up the "Little Chief" band.

Playing numerous shows in every kind of venue, Little Chief has played with everything from singer/songwriters to rap artists. Little Chief's debut EP "Somewhere Near The River" will be released early February 2012 and will be on all major digital distribution platforms.


Somewhere Near The River EP - February 2013

Set List

Rambling Man
Hiding and Seeking
Call Me Maybe
North Carolina
Down In The Valley
Fields of Wheat
Better Shape Up
Hey Ya
Somewhere Near The River
Wake Up
As It Was