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.

September 2018

September 1, 2, and 3, Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention, Lenoir, NC.  Steve & Donna to do performance and workshop on Cajun music.

September 7, 8, and 9, Fraley Festival, Carter Caves, KY


August 2018

August 11 & 12, Saturday & Sunday, Schmucker Family reunion, Upper Tract, WV

August 17, Saturday, Ohio State Fiddle Championship, Nelsonville, OH

August 25, Saturday, Lorain County Fiddle Contest, Lorain County Fairgrounds

July 2018

July 14, Saturday, Sauder Village Fiddle Contest, Bryan, OH,

July 28, Saturday, Limburger Cheese Festival, Ludlow, KY