Some may ask who is "Cowboy" Eddie Long? You don't have to be around
Country Music to know who Eddie Long is. Eddie's is probably most noted for his playing with Hank Williams
Jr. for 15 years. and his 5 years with Kenny Chesney just to name a few.
Kelli Hake Only in My Dreams Guitar
Tim Wilson Road Comedy 101 Guitar
Confederate Railroad Keep on Rockin' Guitar
Hank Williams, Jr. Full Access: At Home and in Concert (DVD) Guitar (Steel)
Tim Wilson Waking the Neighborhood Guitar (Steel)
Hank Williams, Jr. Out of Left Field Guitar
Confederate Railroad Confederate Railroad Guitar (Steel)
Hank Williams, Jr. Maverick Guitar
Hank Williams, Jr. Major Moves Guitar
While not on the road, Eddie has worked clubs all
over the United States and has done extensive recording with RCA Records and BMI just to name a few.
Eddie started playing pedal steel guitar at 19 and
has been playing ever since. The most noted teachers Studied under was Garland Nash and the late great Julian
Tharpe. Eddie shares a story of when you was playing in a club across from Julian, when Eddie finished, he'd go
over and listen to Julian play from 9:00 to 1:00. After he got to know Julian, he suggested to Eddie that he take 2
weeks off from playing. When Eddie asked him what to do after that, Julian told him to quit. Of course Julian was
just kidding, through all that Eddie and Julian got to be very close and Julian took Eddie under his wing to impart
a little of that heavenly knowledge. It is uncanny, when you hear Eddie play, he will do a little lick or run that
was totally "Julian Tharpe." Eddie long to this date is the only player I have heard that could just rip off those
Julian licks and make it sound like Julian was playing.
Why is the "Cowboy" happy? We have worked with
PAICO sound company to produce a sound system designed specifically for Eddie's steel. The PAICO system has been
able to give Eddie what he has been wanting. " I have been looking for that sound for "30" years!" PAICO has
listened to Eddie and designed exactly what he wanted. A true Stereo System. PAICO has designed three systems to
meet Eddie's demands for the studio, small clubs, and his new "Road Gear."
Why is Eddie smiling after the photo session at
the house? The PAICO EL1 Series was the first system designed around Eddie. What makes these cabinets unique is
they have a 10' monitor facing inward towards the player and a 12' speaker facing foward. These cabinets weigh
under 20 lbs. each. These units are great for small clubs and handle 125 watts each designed for sound and light
weight travel. For more information on the other 2 sets that Eddie uses goto the PAICO page Link for more
information regarding Eddie's club gear and his up and coming road gear.