About The Laughing Lizards

The Laughing Lizards Old Time String Band is based out of Houston, TX.  Their music is Appalachian Old Time, Louisiana Cajun, Texas Swing, Ragtime, Gospel, and Classic Rock.  Steve Bing plays fiddle and Cajun accordion.  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 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.

April 2018

April 21, Saturday, 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm, Cajun Dance, SPJST Hall, Bealle St., Houston Heights

April 28, Saturday, 7:30pm to 10:30pm, Houston Contra Dance, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Heights Blvd & 19th St., Houston "Heights", TX.  For more info:  www.hatds.org

March 2018

March 4, Sunday, 12 noon to 3pm, Wine Bar @ Findlay Market, downtown Cincinnati, with special guest Chico Converse.

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.

February 2018

February 3, Saturday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Town In City Brewery, Mardi Gras party.  Wear your best Mardi Gras stuff.

February 10, Saturday, Laughing Lizards stage time 12:00 noon to 1:00 pmJesse Jones Park, Humble, TX - Pioneer Days Festival

February 24, Saturday, 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm, Contra Dance, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, W. 19th and Heights Blvd, Houston "Heights".

January 2018

January 6, private party in Houston, TX  7:30pm to 11:30pm

January 7, Square Dance open to the public

January 13, Town In City Brewery, 1125 W. Cavalcade, Houston "Heights", 2pm to 5pm

January 19, 20, and 21, MLK weekend annual musicians bash, West Palm Beach, Florida

January 28, Contra dance, San Marcos, TX, 1:30pm to 4:30pm, Campus Ministries, Guadelupe Dr., University

December 2017

December 10, Sunday, 2pm to 5pm, Town In City Brewery, 1125 W. Cavalcade, Houston "Heights"

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.

December 29, Friday, 7:30pm to 10:30pm, Bayou Hot Shots play Cajun Dance benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief,  Door Prizes, $8 admission, First Unitarian Church, 5200 Fannin, Houston, TX (museum district).