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.

March 2019

March 2, Saturday, 7:30pm to 10:30pm, Steve calls Houston Contra Dance, West University Community Center, 6104 Auden St., at corner of Rice Blvd., Houston, TX
March 16, Saturday, 7:30pm to 10:30pm, Laughing Lizards play Houston Contra Dance, West University Community Center, 6104 Auden St., at corner of Rice Blvd., Houston, TX
March 23, Saturday, 5:00pm to 7:30pm, play Baton Rouge Contra Dance, St. Albans Church social hall, corner of Dalrymple and Highland Blvd. on L.S.U. campus, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

February 2019

February 2, Saturday, Square Dance, Houston, TX, private event
February 3, Sunday, Pizza Inn Cajun Music, 6pm to 8:30pm, 1801 Mangum Rd., Houston, TX
February 17, Sunday, Pizza Inn Cajun Music, 6pm to 8:30pm, 1801 Mangum Rd. Houston, TX

January 2019

January 5,  Saturday, Acoustic Music Retreat, Huntsville, TX - , 4pm call Square Dance
January 6, Sunday, Pizza Inn Cajun Music 6pm to 8:30pm, 1801 Mangum Rd. Houston, TX
January 11, Friday, Cypress, TX Bluegrass Stage.
January 12, Saturday, Western Academy, Epiphany Party (private function)
January 19, Saturday, play at Houston Contra Dance, 7:30pm to 10:30pm, West University Community Center, 6104 Auden St., at corner of Rice Blvd., Houston, TX
January 20, Sunday, Pizza Inn Cajun Music 6pm to 8:30pm, 1801 Mangum Rd., Houston, TX


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
December 30, Wine Bar, Findlay Market, Cincinnati, OH, 1pm to 4pm, with Chico Converse


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.