Mishra are a global folk collective with strong roots in U.K folk, out of which they weave a tight web of intricate, Indian-influenced original music that defies definition and has brought them awards recognition since their formation in 2017. Kate Griffin on vocals, banjo, and dobro (The Magpies) and Ford Collier on low whistle, calabash/percussion, and guitar (BBC R2 Folk Award-nominated The Drystones) are the songwriting partnership behind Mishra, drawing on their unique base of influences that encompasses folk music of the UK and America, Indian classical music, and soul to create a surprisingly accessible sound that audiences instantly connect to.
In 2018 Mishra won our Christian Raphael prize and released their debut album The Loft Tapes the following year. The Loft Tapes received critical acclaim and national radio play, and Mishra accompanied the album release with a U.K wide tour. Their new album Reclaim came out October 29th and received critical acclaim including reviews in Songlines and Mojo.