Bio

Eddie Baytos is a versatile dancer and musician who has worked with a varied and impressive roster of performers, most recently performing on Annie Lennox's new CD with Producer, Glen Ballard.


Because of his unique choreographic abilities in teaching non-musicians to mimic the energy and movements of veteran players, Eddie has carved out a niche for himself in a desperately needed field. Directors and audiences alike have marveled at the skillful way in which Eddie has taught actors inexperienced in the handling of instruments to portray artists convincingly.

A gifted musician able to play a wide range of instruments including washboard and accordion, Eddie has staged video performances and live tours for a variety of artists including the Eurythmics, ZZ Top, Uma Thurman, Jenna Elfman, Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, Maria Conchita Alonso, Annie Lennox, Weird Al Yankovic, and many others.


His commercial credits include staging and music in national spots for  Volkswagen, Coca-Cola, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, Coors, Budweiser, Chevy,  Ford, and a number of industrials.    

Eddie has also contributed to the scores for film features such as  Runaway Jury, Thirteen, and Rugrats, as well as composing the score for  an independent documentary on the history of “B” movies entitled Mau Mau  Sex Sex. 

In Eddie's long and storied musical career he has performed both live  and in the recording studio with such artists as Jerry Lee Lewis, George  Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos, John Fogerty, R.L.  Burnside, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Turner, Percy Mayfield, Lee Dorsey,  Johnny Adams, Ernie K-Doe, and Zig and Leo of The Meters. Eddie has even  tap-danced on record with the famed Fayard Nicholas of the Nicholas  Brothers. 

Reels, music, and video are available on request. Thank you!    

I Ain't Drunk I'm Just Drinking

Tapdancing and Trading's 8's with drummer

Big Band Swing Burlesque

Stream music and playlists with SoundCloud and wow your visitors with your tunes.

Funeral Dirge with Second Line

Starts out with slow Dirge then followed by fast second line Parade tune

Tango with Fiddle and Accordion

Co-written with Mark Indictor on Fiddle

Best Day Mi Vida!

Co- Written with Dave Raven on Drums and sound--I'm on guitar and keys

Mi Novela!

A Cumbia written with Johnny Vatos and Tony Zamora y Cisco. About a vato addicted to Soap Operas!

Letters of Recommendation

US State Department & Lousiana International Film Commission

Dear Sir:


We just returned from our 6th Annual LIFF Louisiana Networking Event during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.  We laid out the red carpet for the festive event theme “Mardi Gras Muse” with the King & Queen of Louisiana Seafood and stars of The Food Network’s Cajun Aces, Chefs Samantha and Cody Carroll, preparing a Taste of Louisiana with seafood at Park City Live on Main Street decked with Mardi Gras décor, Louisiana music by Eddie Baytos & Friends, dancers and beads galore with over a thousand film, music and innovation professionals in attendance.   


Eddie was the Musical Director for the Sundance event and put together a fantastic band with two horn players, a drummer and an amazing singer, SaraBee.  We began the event with Eddie leading a 2nd line parade on the steps of Park City Live on Main Street with Eddie on the washboard followed by the horn players, drummer and two sassy southern belles with Mardi Gras Parasols. 


Eddie Baytos and friends performed at our LIFF Bayou Burlesque event at the American Film Market back in the Fall of 2017, and we were so impressed with his talent and onstage presence that rocked the house so we invited him to lead us in our Sundance event.


Eddie is a super star musician with an engaging personality who knows how to get the party started.  His energy is contagious and keeps everyone dancing from the first song to the closing.  People always want more!  He is an asset to any party. We hope to have him at more LIFF events throughout the year and just recommended him to the Baton Rouge Blues Festival!


Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.


Sincerely,


Peggy Sweeney-McDonald

Managing Director