Band Biography

Das Ist Lustig means
"That's Fun"!

Energetic shows!

Authentic sound!

Immersive fun!

Cherished and charming traditional songs from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, American folk, variety music, a little old country, a little 1980's, and even a few originals thrown in!


Das Ist Lustig is one of the busiest and most requested traditional German folk duos / bands in the southern part of the USA.  With performances all over the southeast US in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and, of course, Texas, they share their energetic style with restaurant clientele, festival patrons, and party guests. 

Das Ist Lustig's show is full of energy, beer garden variety music and surprises.  Their repertoire includes music dating back to 1800, and all the way up to 2012! After 16 years on the stage, their original concept of "Bier garten variety music with an interactive flavor" still rings true.  The musicians love and respect the folk music they play for audiences, and their enthusiasm shows in their performance.  The shows are carefully crafted while reading audience's response.  Guests are invited to participate in unique ways, with hands on activities like playing the tuned Austrian Cowbells or trying their hand at the Teufelsgeige (drum-set on a stick).  Simple folk dances and at your table dances like their original audience participation creations: the Bankletanz (Bench Dance) and the Holzhacker (Wood Chopper) suitable for all ages are led on the spot. 

They play in Europe as well.  While playing a lunch show for their own tour guests in 2016,  Their music was described as "Spitze" which means "tops" by locals in Oberammergau.  The Telgte newspaper describes Ross as a master accordionist.  The duo plays music for their tour guests and any locals who wander in to the area while in Europe.  They've played a couple of public shows as well.  The locals often ask where the duo is from, what part of Germany, and do not believe it when they reply "Texas"!

Das Ist Lustig would love to play for your Festival, corporate function, school / library edutainment, restaurant, brewery, bar, private party, or museum.  No distance is too far!  Feel free to inquire about availability and pricing for your next event! 

See where they've been!  Visit their Past Performances page.