Making Tracks

Kate Griffin

voice, banjo

Making Tracks 2020

Kate Griffin (UK) is a leading clawhammer banjo player, singer and composer. Described as “one of the top banjo players in the country” by virtuoso Dan Walsh, her innovative banjo style combines both traditional UK and American folk, while also placing the banjo in a contemporary setting. When Kate is playing with global folk collective Mishra, Indian classical music strongly informs her compositions. In 2018 she launched the Wayside Tales project which transformed soon-to-be-forgotten local stories from her childhood home into reflective compositions, culminating with a performance and EP.