About the Laughing Lizards

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.

October 2018

September 2018

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


August 2018

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

July 2018

July 1, Sunday,  Market Wines at FindlayMarket, Cincinnati, OH, 1pm to 4pm

July 2, Monday,  Cincinnati Contra Dance, 7:30pm to 10pm, playing with John Bealle's band.

July 8, Sunday,  Market Wines at FindlayMarket, Cincinnati, OH, 1pm to 4pm

July 13, Friday, Herb & Thelma's Tavern, Pike St., Covington, KY  7pm to 9pm

July 14, Saturday, Sauder Village Fiddle Contest, Bryan, OH,

July 15, Sunday,  Market Wines at FindlayMarket, Cincinnati, OH, 1pm to 4pm

July 22, Sunday, 2pm - 5pm, Town In City Brewery, Houston "Heights", TX

July 28, Saturday, Limburger Cheese Festival, Amvets grounds., Elm St., Ludlow, KY. Festival goes from 3pm to 11pm.  Our stage time is 4:30pm to 6:00pm.  All proceeds to go to Amvets.

July 30, Monday, Cincinnati Contra Dance, 7:30pm to 10pm.


June 2018

June 1, Friday, Herb & Thelma's Tavern, Pike St., Covington, KY, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

June 3, Sunday, Wine Bar, at Findlay Market, Cincinnati, OH, 1pm to 4pm, with Chico Converse

June 15, Friday, Blue Bayou Restaurant, Manitowish Waters, WI, 5pm

June 22, Friday, 3rd & Main Restaurant, downtown Aurora, IN

June 23, Saturday, Herb and Thelma's Tavern, Pike St., Covington, KY, 7pm to 9pm

June 29, Friday, Herb and Thelma's Tavern, Pike St., Covington, KY, 7pm to 9pm

June 30, Saturday, Fiddle Contest, Old Fashioned Farmers Days, Van Wert, OH



May 2018

May 4, Friday, private event, Houston, TX

May 5, Saturday, 2pm to 5pm, Town In City Brewery, 1125 W. Cavalcade, Houston "Heights", TX

Steve & Donna Bing:

May 12, Sunday, Cincinnati Appalachian Festival

May 14, Monday, Ludlow Tavern, Ludlow, KY - OT jam

May 15, Tuesday, Song Farmers, @ Mike Boershig residence, Clermont County, OH

May 20, Sunday, Wine Bar, at Findlay Market, Cincinnati, OH, 12 pm to 3pm.  With Chico Converse

May 20, Sunday, Leo Coffee House, Norwood, OH, Queen City Balladeers

May 21, Monday, Ludlow Tavern, Ludlow, KY - OT jam

May 24, Thursday, Plain Folk Cafe, Plainville, OH

May 27, Sunday, Wine Bar, at Findlay Market, Cincinnati, OH, 1pm to 4pm, With Chico Converse