About Steve & Donna Bing

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*  Steve and Donna Bing and Friends - Old Time and Texas Swing
*  Steve Bing and the Bayou Hot Shots - all traditional Cajun music.  This CD received an award by the Cajun French Music Association of Louisiana in 2009 for best First CD.
*  "How Many Biscuits Can You Eat" - Appalachian Old Time Music
*  "Shake A Foot" - Appalachian Old Time Music (all instrumentals)
*  Goldman Thibodeaux with Steve and Donna Bing - This CD was listed for a Grammy in 2008
*  Richard Miller and the Musical Playboys - Cajun music - Steve Bing on accordion and fiddle

Steve and Donna Bing, from Houston, Texas, are versatile performers, instrumentalists, and music teachers.  Steve plays and teaches fiddle, Cajun accordion, guitar, bass, and mandolin. Donna plays and teaches guitar. Their repertoire includes traditional Appalachian Old Time, Louisiana Cajun, and Texas Swing. Steve and Donna perform at venues of all kinds including festivals, dance halls, house concerts, restaurants, taverns, breweries, and square dances and contra dances.  They toured France in 2010 and French-speaking Canada in 2014.

They have performed at the Appalachian Festival in Cincinnati, OH, Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention in Lenoir NC, Bayou City Music Festival in Houston TX, Old Pal Music Festival in Palestine TX, Old Mill Music Festival in Kennard TX, Augusta in Elkins WV, and the Lagniappe Music Fete in Baton Rouge LA. They have performed together or individually with some top names in Appalachian Old Time, Cajun, and Western Swing including Luderin Darbone, Goldman Thibodeaux, Cedric Watson, Ed Poullard, Corey Ledet, Sammy Naquin, Lee Benoit, Scotty Pousson, Ray Thibodeaux, David Holt, Art Stamper, Bing Futch, Rick Thum, Helen Hornbostel, "Little Red" Hayes, and others.  Steve toured with internationally famous folk singer Glenn Yarbrough playing in the "back-up" band.  Steve has placed in many fiddle contests over the years. In 2017 he took 1st place at the Ohio State Fiddle Contest – senior division, in 2018 took 1stplace at the Lorain Country Fair Fiddle Contest – senior division, in 2019 took 1st place at Old Farmers Days in Van Wert Ohio fiddle contest and 1st place in the harmonica contest. He has performed twice on stage at the famous Renfro Valley Barn Dance in Kentucky and several times at the Liberty Theater in Eunice, LA.  He was a member of the house bands at the Louisiana Opry in Covington, LA and the Liberty Texas Opry in Liberty, TX.  Steve has been calling "traditional" Appalachian square dances and contra dances for over forty years.  He was inducted into the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels in 1991.

Donna’s guitar style was developed by playing Cajun music in jam sessions throughout Louisiana, watching the masters such as Freddie Hanks, and learning from “Magnolia Sisters” Jane Vidrine and Anne Savoy. Her driving, rhythmic style has been praised by musicians and dancers alike. In Louisiana, Donna became immersed in Old Time music, and has travelled throughout Kentucky, West Virginia, and North Carolina learning and playing Old Time tunes on guitar, fiddle, and banjo ukelele. Aside from playing music, Donna has performed, directed, and choreographed performances of International Folk Dances, including two shows at Miller Outdoor Theater in Houston TX in the 1990’s. She can sing in 16 languages and knows dances from over 30 countries. She is the founder and past President of the Houston Dog Park Association, and a charter member of the Houston Corporate Recycling Council. Donna enjoys hiking and camping in our National Parks (America’s Greatest Idea).
For more information and generally great conversation, please call:  Steve and Donna Bing
cell:  225-405-9707   email: stevebingmusic@aol.com   or   donnalbing@aol.com
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September

September 5, 6, 7, Fraley Festival, Carter Caves State Park, KY
September 20, TBA
September 21, Ed Haley Fiddle Fest, Ashland, KY
September 29, Queen City Baladeers, Norwood, OH

August

August 4, Sunday, 11:00am to 2:00pm, Brew River Creole Kitchen, Eastern Ave., Cincinnati, OH
August 13, Tuesday, 7:30pm - 8:00pm, Steve teaching clogging workshop, 8:00pm - 10:00pm, Steve calling Old Time Square Dance, Northside Tavern, Hamilton Ave., Northside, Cincinnati, OH
August 17, Saturday, 5pm to 9pm, Seasongood Pavilion, Eden Park, Cincinnati, 50th anniversary fund raiser for Ludlow Garage, Jim Tarbell.
August 18, Sunday, 1pm to 4pm, Market Wines, Findlay Market, Cincinnati, OH
August 21, Wednesday, 8pm to 9pm, Beans & Barley, OBryanville, Cincinnati, OH
August 29th - September 2nd, Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention, near Lenoir, NC

July 2019


July 6, Saturday, 2pm, Old Fashioned Farmers Days, Van Wert, OH, fiddle contest
July 7, Sunday, Brew River Creole Kitchen, 11am to 2pm, Steve, Donna, and Chico
July 8, Monday, 8pm to 10pm, Cincinnati Contra Dance, Wyoming Arts Center, Cincinnati, Steve, Donna, and Scott Bing
July 9, Tuesday, 7:30pm - 8:00pm, Steve teaching clogging workshop before the Old Time Square dance which is from 8:00pm - 10:00pm, Northside Tavern, Hamilton Ave., Northside, Cincinnati, OH
July 13, Saturday, 1pm, Sauder Village, Archbold, OH, fiddle contest
July 20, Saturday, 7:30pm - 10:30pm, Steve calling Houston Contra dance, West University Community Center, 6104 Auden St., Houston, TX.  For more info:  www.hatds.org
July 23, Brewhouse, 7:00pm, 1047 E. McMillan, Cincinnati, OH,  Steve, Donna, & Chico
July 27, Saturday, 5pm - 6pm, Limburger Cheese Festival, Ludlow, KY, fundraiser for AMVETS


June 2019

June 3, Monday, Lola's Coffee House,  7-10pm Old Time Jam
June 8, Saturday, Caeser's Creek Pioneer Village, Steve and Donna playing at the Gazebo stage 12:45pm to 1:15pm.  Steve calling the Saturday night Square Dance 7:15pm to 8:00pm.
June 9, Sunday, 1pm - 4pm, Market Wines, adjacent to Findlay Market, Cincinnati, with Chico
June 16, Sunday, 1pm - 4pm, Market Wines, adjacent to Findlay Market, Cincinnati, with Chico
June 23, Sunday, 1pm - 4pm, Market Wines, adjacent to Findlay Market, Cincinnati, with Chico
June 29, Saturday, 7pm - 9pm, Herb and Thelma's Tavern, Pike St., Covington, KY
June 30, Sunday, 1pm - 4pm, Market Wines, adjacent to Findlay Market, Cincinnati, with Chico

May 2019

May 10-12, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Cincinnati Appalachian Festival (50th Annual).  Steve & Donna stage time:  Friday, 12:30pm and 3:30pm, Saturday, strolling musicians, and Main stage on Sunday, at 11:30am
May 26, Sunday, Steve, Donna, and Chico at Market Wines, Findlay Market, Cincinnati, OH
May 27, Monday, playing the Cincinnati Contra Dance, Wyoming, OH

April 2019

April 6, Saturday, 12:00 noon to 2:30 pm, Huff Brewing Company, Bellville, TX - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
April 14, 2:00pm to 5:00pm - EQ Heights Coffee House and Social Club, Heights Blvd., Houston "Heights".  Steve, Donna and Bill Razz play Cajun music.
April 21, Sunday, 6pm to 8:30pm, Cajun Music and Dance, Pizza Inn, 1801 Mangum Rd., Houston, TX
April 28, 2:00pm to 5:00pm - EQ Heights Coffee House and Social Club, Heights Blvd., Houston "Heights".  Steve, Donna and John Templeton playing Appalachian Old time music.