Henry Pershing Strzelecki (August 8, 1939 – December 30, 2014) was a Nashville studio musician who performed with Chet Atkins, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Eddy Arnold, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Ronnie Milsap, Merle Haggard, and many others.
|Birth name||Henry Pershing Strzelecki|
|Born||August 8, 1939|
|Died||December 30, 2014 (aged 75)|
|Genres||Country, Rock & Roll|
|Instruments||Bass guitar, guitar, harmonica|
|Associated acts||Chet Atkins, Hank Garland, others|
Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Strzelecki began playing country music in his teens. He wrote the novelty song "Long Tall Texan," which was a hit for The Beach Boys. He worked with Chet Atkins for many years, both in the studio and on tour. He was considered a primary member of the Nashville A-Team and worked with nearly every star to come out of Nashville in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
In 1987 he was nominated for Bassman of the Year at the 23rd Academy of Country Music Awards.