About the Laughing Lizards

The Laughing Lizards Old Time String Band is based out of Houston, TX and started in 2007.  Their music is Appalachian Old Time, Louisiana Cajun, Texas Swing, Ragtime, and Gospel.  Steve Bing plays fiddle, mandolin, and Cajun accordion, and is a traditional square and contra dance caller and Donna Bing plays guitar and banjo ukulele, Dr. John Templeton plays banjo and bass, Liz Hampton plays bass, fiddle, and mandolin.  Our vocals are two and three part harmonies.  We play for square dances and contra dances, festivals, 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.  Multiple CD's in any combination are $10 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.

2018 Events

March 8, 9, 10, 11 - Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Lagniappe Dulcimer and Old Time Music Fete (Festival).  Steve and Donna stage performances and calling dances, Steve teaching fiddle classes, Donna teaching guitar classes.  This is the 20th year anniversary of the Fete.  Other activities to be announced.

December 2017

December 16, Saturday, 5pm to 7:30pm, Baton Rouge contra dance, St. Albans Church, corner of Dalrymple and Highland Ave., on L.S.U. campus.  Laughing Lizards playing.

November 2017

November 2, 3, 4 - Thursday to Saturday, Old Mill Music Festival, Kennard, TX.  Steve and Donna Cajun music workshop.  Steve MC for the festival.

November 11, Saturday, Lafayette, LA,  Steve calling old time dance at First United Methodist Church, Lee Ave., downtown Lafayette

November 26, Sunday, San Marcos, TX, Contra dance, Laughing Lizards playing.

October 2017

October 1 and 8, Sundays, 12:45pm to 3:45pm, the Wine Bar, at Findlay Market, Over-The-Rhine, Cincinnati,  Steve, Donna, and Chico playing Cajun, Texas Swing, and Old Time music.

October 7, Saturday, 6:30pm to 9:30pm, Westwood Community Gardens, 2163 Harrison Ave.  Old Time music with Steve Bing, Donna Bing, Scott, Chris Nye, and Katrina.

October 9, Monday, 7-10, Old Time Jam, Molly Malones, Montgomery Rd., Pleasant Ridge, OH

October 10, Tuesday, 8-11, Northside Square Dance, Northside Tavern, Hamilton Ave., Northside, Cincinnati, OH

October 15 - 21, October Old Time Week, Augusta Heritage Festival, Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, West Virginia.  Steve and Donna leading Cajun jam session Wednesday evening.

October 22, Sunday, 7:30-8:00pm,  Leo Coffeehouse,  Steve and Donna playing Texas Swing and Cajun music.  Run by the Queen City Balladeers, Location is Zion United Church of Christ, 2301 Indian Mound Ave., Norwood, OH.  Doors open at 5pm, informal jam and song circle starts at 5:30.  Concert from 7pm to 9pm.

September 2017

August 31 thru September 4, Happy Valley Heritage Old Time Fiddlers Convention, Lenoir, North Carolina, Steve and Donna Bing presenting Cajun music and Cajun music workshops.
September 7, 8, and 9th - Played Cajun and Old Time music at J.P. Fraley Festival, Olive Hill, KY
September 9 - Saturday, 3rd & Main Restaurant, 3rd & Main St., Aurora Indiana, 7:00pm to 10:00pm, with Chico Converse.
September 17 - Sunday, jam session at Stanley's Pub.  Benefit for Hurricane Harvey recovery in Houston, TX.  Event by D.W. Jones.
September 26 - Tuesday, 7:30pm, Folk School Coffee Parlor, Ludlow, KY.  Steve & Donna playing music for the weekly Jerry Springer podcast production.
September 30 - Saturday, 12pm Noon, Folk School Coffee Parlor, Ludlow, KY.  Steve & Donna playing music and also on the streets of Ludlow for "Shop Ludlow Day".

August 2017

August 5, Saturday, Fireside Pizza, 7-9pm, 773 E. McMillan, Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, OH, with Chico Converse
August 6-11, Augusta Heritage Old Time Week, Elkins & Davis College, Elkins, West Virginia
August 12 & 13, Saturday & Sunday, Schmucker Family Reunion, Upper Tract, WV
August 18, Friday, Ohio State Fiddle Contest, Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, Ohio
August 26, Saturday, Lorain County Ohio Fiddle Contest, Lorain County Fair, Wellington, OH
August 31 thru September 4, Happy Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention, Lenoir, NC,  Steve and Donna doing Cajun music shows and workshops.