About Steve and Donna Bing

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     *  "How Many Biscuits Can You Eat" - Appalachian Old Time Music
     *  "Shake A Foot" - Appalachian Old Time Music (all instrumentals)
     *  Steve and Donna Bing and Friends - Old Time and Texas Swing
     *  Goldman Thibodeaux with Steve and Donna Bing - This CD was listed for a Grammy in 2008
     *  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.
     *  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, and in 2018 took 1stplace at the Lorain Country Fair Fiddle Contest – senior division. 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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June 2019

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.

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.

March 2019

March 10, Sunday, 2pm to 5pm, Town In City Brewery, Cavalcade St., Houston "Heights", TX
March 11, Monday, 5pm to 6:30pm, Steve & Donna at Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel, Woodlands, 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 17, Sunday, Pizza Inn Cajun Music & Dance, 1801 Mangum Rd., 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, 1pm to 4pm, Town In City Brewery, Cavalcade St., Houston "Heights", TX
February 9, Saturday, 12 noon to 1pm, Jesse Jones Park, Homestead Days, Humble, TX
February 17, Sunday, Pizza Inn Cajun Music & Dance, 6pm to 8:30pm, 1801 Mangum Rd. Houston, TX
February 22, Friday, 11:00am to 12:00noon, Houston Methodist Hospital, 6565 Fannin St., Houston, TX
February 24, Sunday, 1pm to 4pm, Town In City Brewery, Cavalcade St., Houston "Heights", TX
February 28, Thursday, 6pm to 8pm, Steve & Donna at EQ Heights Coffee House and Social Club, Heights Blvd. Houston "Heights", TX