Eddie Meyer - Cajun / Zydeco Dancer

Eddie Meyer is descended from the Navajo but his art form stems from the deep south. He is a retired Zydeco dancer and jewelry maker. 

 Eddie can be found wearing traditional inspired garments. His piercings are all done by traditional artists from Arizona. 

Eddie can be found wearing traditional inspired garments. His piercings are all done by traditional artists from Arizona. 

Zydeco is a folk dance that is performed to the fast paced zydeco music. It originated in the beginning of the 20th century among the Creole peoples of Acadiana (south-west Louisiana). Zyedeco music is usually played on an accordion accompanied by washboard. The music and dance originally celebrated house dances and socializing. 

Here is an example of Zydeco dance by Joanie "Li'l Biscuit" Brown & Sean "Gator Boy" Donovan demo Zydeco dancing at a benefit -- to help bring partner dancing to Seattle-area high schools -- for Dance It!, August 30, 2009. Video by Carol Andrews.

Eddie was first introduced to Zydeco by Brad Sjoblom and performed around the country for 50 years until an accident with a chiropractor ended his career. Every year he performed at the Long Beach Bayou Festival, various bars and venues in Lafayette, the Pasadena Eclectic Music festival, the Annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival, and The Bon Temps Social Club of San Diego.

Example of Zydeco music by the Grammy Nominated Roddie Romero and the Hub City AllStars perform at the Crawfish Festival in Long Beach, California in the summer of 2008.

Eddie was also a metallurgist and made silver Navajo inspired jewelry. He plans to resume selling them around the local markets in California. Keep an eye out for Eddie and is jewelry.