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Sittin' In The Catbird's Seat
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18 tracks · 1 January 1995. Sittin' In The Catbird's Seat.

All about Sittin' in the Catbird's Seat by Walt Koken.

Walt Koken, Hei-Wa Hoedown (1995). Walt Koken, Sittin’ in the Catbird’s Seat (2012). Walt Koken, Slo-Mo Banjo DVD (2016). Sittin' in the Catbird's Seat - Transcriptions of Banjo Tunes from the CD, Walt Koken, Mudthumper Music, 2012. The Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes, Clare Milliner and Walt Koken, Mudthumper Music, 2011. The principal difference between clawhammer style and other styles is the picking direction. Traditional picking styles (classic banjo), including those for folk, bluegrass, and classical guitar, consist of an up-picking motion by the fingers and a down-picking motion by the thumb; this is also the technique used in the Scruggs style for the banjo. Clawhammer picking, by contrast, is primarily a down-picking style.

Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Purchasable with gift card. 1. From Monday On 02:42.

The catbird seat" is an American English idiomatic phrase used to describe an enviable position, often in terms of having the upper hand or greater advantage in any type of dealing among parties. Henry, Linda (2016). Walt Koken Interview". . Smith, Malcolm (2011). Livin' old-time with Walt Koken and Clare Milliner".

Walt Koken (born October 9, 1946, Columbia, Missouri) is an American claw-hammer banjo player and old-time fiddler, who received the Nashville Old-Time String Band Association's Heritage Award for 2016. Koken was prominent in the old-time music revival during the 1960s, and continues to be a leader and mentor in the old-time music community today.

Walt Koken seems to play two banjos at the same time, plucking the tune on one and strumming a driving, percussive accompaniment on the other, as if overlaying a frailed 5-string with a Dixieland plectrum or tenor. I’ve struggled to run that style to ground, but until recently I could find only a handful of Walt’s videos on line, and none was very helpful. Even watching Walt at close range, I couldn’t figure out how he does it. Every banjoist I know admires him, but no one understands how he can make Mineola Rag sound as if it had been written for the 5-string  . He rarely hammers-on (in Cripple Creek, the most conventional arrangement on the DVD, he hammers on the 4th string in the 8th measure the first time through but switches to more ringing pull-offs thereafter).

The Catbird Seat combines Thurber’s interests in baseball and in the Walter Mitty character. The mild-mannered protagonist of this story, Mr. Martin, is afflicted in his workplace by a loud, aggressive woman named Ulgine Barrows. Although she has been hired to reduce company expenditures and thus constitutes a threat to his security, he hates most her habit of taunting him with colorful expressions drawn from the lexicon of Red Barber, the real-life play-by-play announcer of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Sittin' In The Catbird's Seat
Written-By – Walt Koken
2 That Gal With The Run Down Shoe
Written-By – Walt Koken
3 Strawberry Jam
Written-By – Walt Koken
4 Banjo On The Hill
Written-By – Walt Koken
5 Talking Garden
Written-By – Walt Koken
6 Chinquapin Pie 1:35
7 Peas And Taters
Written-By – Walt Koken
8 Down At The Mouth Of Old Stinson 1:52
9 Br'er Bear
Written-By – Walt Koken
10 Weary Blues 2:39
11 Peaceful Times
Written-By – Walt Koken
12 Stone Road
Written-By – Walt Koken
13 Frankie And Albert 3:40
14 Silk And Velvet Waltz
Written-By – Walt Koken
15 Down South Blues 3:02
16 Maple Leaf Rag
Written-By – Scott Joplin
17 Save The Nation
Written-By – Walt Koken

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Mudthumper Music
  • Copyright (c) – Mudthumper Music


  • Banjo – Walt Koken
  • Recorded By, Mastered By, Photography By, Design, Liner Notes – Walt Koken

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 55057 00712 2
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LZ43
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI JB05
  • Matrix / Runout: 365814 *21147*