Here’s another old LP cover. I had never heard of Eddie Peabody, but a little online research revealed plenty.
Eugene Chadbourne wrote an interesting profile for All Music Guide, putting Eddie in the same company as Earl Scruggs and Bela Fleck. (Eddie played the banjo as well as that thing he's got in the cover photo, an instrument he invented called the banjoline.) Chops aside, it's safe to say, judging from the video below, that Eddie had them both beat in the showmanship department. Sm-o-o-oth, indeed.