About The Laughing Lizards Band

The Laughing Lizards Old Time String Band is based out of Houston, TX.  The band is fronted by Steve and Donna Bing.  Their music is Appalachian Old Time, Louisiana Cajun, Texas Swing, Ragtime, Gospel, and a mix of other stuff.  Steve Bing plays fiddle, Cajun accordion, mandolin, and harmonica.  Steve also is a traditional square and contra dance caller.  Donna Bing plays guitar and banjo ukulele.  Dr. John Templeton plays banjo and bass.  Liz Hampton plays cello, fiddle, and mandolin.  Our vocals are two and three part harmonies.  We play for all kinds of events including square dances and contra dances, festivals, breweries, pubs, parties, and restaurants.  We would like to play for your event so contact us via the home page and click on "email" or "FACEBOOK."  We also have a great YOU-TUBE video page which you can also access from our home page.

If you would like to order our CD's just let us know by contacting us via the home page:  email or FACEBOOK.  The CD's are $15 each plus $2 shipping each.
     *  "How Many Biscuits Can You Eat" features Steve Bing, Donna Bing, and Mick Billingsley.
     *  "Shake A Foot" features Steve Bing, Donna Bing, and Dave Porter (from Baton Rouge, LA)
     *  Steve and Donna Bing and Friends - Old Time and Texas Swing
     *  Goldman Thibodeaux with Steve and Donna Bing - features Creole music by the legendary Creole accordion player and singer Goldman Thibodeaux.  This CD was on the short list for a Grammy Nomination in 2008
     *  Steve Bing and the Bayou Hot Shots - all traditional Cajun music.  This CD received an award by the Cajun French Music Association in 2009 for best First CD.
     *  Richard Miller and the Musical Playboys featuring Steve Bing accordion and fiddle.  Traditional Cajun music recorded "live" at DI's Restaurant in Basile, Louisiana.

January 2019

January 11, Friday, Cypress, TX Bluegrass Stage.

December 2018

December 2, Sunday, 6pm, Cajun dance/jam, Pizza Inn, 1801 Mangum Rd., Houston, TX

December 7, Friday, 6pm, Private event

December 15, Saturday, Baton Rouge contra dance.  Steve Bing calling


November 2018

November 2 and 3.  Old Mill Music Festival.  Laughing Lizards performing Friday, Nov. 2, 6pm.  Steve Bing is MC for the festival

November 10,  Jesse Jones Park Pioneer Festival.  Stage time 2pm to 3pm

November 17,  Austin, TX contra dance 7:00pm to 10:00pm.  With John Templeton and Dave Porter

November 18, San Marcos, TX contra dance 1:30pm to 4:30pm.  With John Templeton and Dave Porter


October 2018

October 5, Friday, 7-10pm, 3rd & Main Restaurant, 3rd & Main St., Aurora, IN

October 7, 8:15 to 9:00, Leo Coffeehouse, Norwood, OH.  Venue for Queen City Balladeers.

October 8, 8pm to 10pm,  Cincinnati Contra Dance, Steve Bing, Donna Bing, Scott Bing, and Scott Linford.

October 21- 27,  Elkins, WV., Augusta Heritage October Old Time Week.  Cajun Jam Wednesday evening in Halliehurst.

September 2018

August 31 to September 1, 2, and 3, Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention, Lenoir, NC.  Steve & Donna to do performance and workshop on Cajun music.

September 7, 8, and 9, Fraley Festival, Carter Caves, KY

September 9, Sunday, Lane Public Library, Hamilton, OH

September 16, Sunday, Market Wines @ Findlay Market, Cincinnati, OH

September 21, Friday, Herb & Thelma's, Covington, KY

September 23, Sunday, Market Wines @ Findlay Market, Cincinnati, OH

September 27, 7:30pm - 8:00pm, Seasons Retirement Community, 7300 Dearwester Dr., Kenwood, Cincinnati, OH.

September 29, 7:00pm, Wyoming Fine Arts Center, 322 Wyoming Ave., Cincinnati.  Cajun dance instruction.  Playing 45 minutes of Cajun waltzes and two-steps.


August 2018

August 1, 2 - Clifftop, WV.  Appalachian String Band Festival

August 3, Friday, Herb & Thelma's Tavern, Pike St., Covington, KY

August 11 & 12, Saturday & Sunday, Schmucker Family reunion, Upper Tract, WV

August 17, Saturday, Ohio State Fiddle Championship, Nelsonville, OH

August 25, Saturday, Lorain County Fiddle Contest, Lorain County Fairgrounds

August 31 to September 3, Happy Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention,  Lenoir, NC.  Steve & Donna performing and Cajun music workshop