The Banjo World of Steve Martin

It’s no secret I love the banjo, so I’m fortunate to live in the state that has the American Banjo Museum. It’s also no secret I’m a bit of a Steve Martin fan: here. So I was thrilled to put together a piece for Discover Oklahoma:   Check out the exhibit currently on display only at the American Banjo Museum! Related show Artist: Lucas Ross Date: Saturday, May 14th 2016 Time: 3:30pm City: Lucas Ross in Oklahoma City Venue: Banjo Salute to Steve Martin Venue phone: (405) 604-2793 Country: United States Age restrictions: All Ages Box office: (405) 604-2793 Buy tickets More information Notes: Lucas Ross takes the stage at the American Banjo Museum ...

With Henry Winkler

It was over a decade I first met Henry Winkler. A friend got me V.I.P. behind the scenes of “Hollywood Squares” on it’s last leg. It was then hosted by Tom Bergeron. It was November 15th, 2003 and on a Saturday morning, after late-night of interning on “That ’70s Show” I found myself in awe of La-La Land royalty. Here’s who was on to play a good old game of “Hollywood Squares”: Martin Mull; Ted Danson; Frankie Muniz; French Stewart; Victoria Jackson; Joan Rivers; George Hamilton; Angie Everhart; Jeff Dunham. Quite a lineup. None of those included “The Fonz” ...

A Deering Artist

Brace yourselves: I’m a Deering Artist! I know, I’m shocked as well. But if you look at their website (unless it was hacked) you’ll find me there! For years I get asked, what kind of banjo is best to start on, or best quality or my favorite. I always say Deering. They have been in the banjo business for over 40 years and produce some of the finest banjos played by professionals everywhere. I was fortunate to meet Greg and Janet Deering and they’re daughter Jamie, a few years ago at the American Banjo Museum. After visiting with Jamie and talking to her about ...

Getting Hysterical with Robert Picardo! (UPDATE)

I was given an incredible opportunity November 2015, to return to the stage for Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre‘s “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum!” It featured star of stage and screen- and notably Star Trek: Voyager: Robert Picardo!  He’s ridiculously talented and was hilarious as “Pseudolus.” I played “Hysterium” which isn’t that big of a stretch and got to do some fun stuff with an incredible cast including Jon Haque as “Marcus Lycus” and Tommy Cunningham as “Sennex!” The show was performed at OCCC’s beautiful Visual Arts Performing Center and was directed by the amazing Jonathan Beck Reed!  Reed ...

Watch: “Alone with my Accordion”

I was honored to work on “Alone with My Accordion” a short film of award winning, Jay Sheldon. Great crew and cast. I even got to act with my long-time accordion instructor, Dick Albreski. Enjoy- Alone with My Accordion [Short Film] from Jay Sheldon on Vimeo.

Back at the Emmys

I am blessed to work doing what I love and getting to work with my brother, Marcus. We won a Heartland Emmy this year for producing the promo “Fly Freedom 43” for KAUT-TV.Marcus is responsible for my crazy antics on Linda Cavanaugh’s show as well. It’s crazy we get to do what we grew up doing. Same game, nicer toys.  

Meeting Maria (Sonia Manzano) from Sesame Street!

Last year I was fortunate to interview and shoot a piece with Alan Muroaka from Sesame Street (CLIP HERE). I never thought I’d get ANOTHER chance to work with another S.S. star! Enter CLC: Community Literacy Center. They were bringing Sonia Manzano for their annual fundraiser and called me to help promote and entertain at the gala. It was one of my career highlights as well as getting me involved in educating adults who struggle with reading. On RISE AND SHINE  Sonia Manzano is an incredible talent has a true passion for people. Thank you “Maria” for letting this fan-boy hang with ...

BUY LUCAS’ CD!

Lucas has released the bees! 10 original recordings performed by Lucas Ross. PURCHASE YOUR SIGNED COPY: $10 (Shipping charges apply. Allow 2-3 weeks for arrival.) For sale at the American Banjo Museum, in Oklahoma City and in  Minco, OK at Blossom Time Shops and The Re-Store. Also available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play or purchase directly from CDbaby below:

With “Weird Al” Yankovic… again

I have long been a fan of “Weird Al” dating back to my first accordion purchase at a Minco garage sale in 1993. Having listened to him in my youth eventually I would see him in concert a few times. When I was in college he came to my school for a show and I got to open for him: I struggled through 15 minutes of zero material but didn’t get to meet him OR get my accordion signed…   Over the next 4 years we would cross paths but it wasn’t until 13 years later I finally got to have a conversation ...

Foggy Mountain with Byron Berline

I was fortunate enough to sit down with legendary fiddle player Byron Berline at the Double Stop Fiddle Shop in Guthrie Oklahoma. I was there to talk about his International Bluegrass Festival but we ended up playing. Correction, he played – I struggled. Even got to cut a promo with his band including banjo champion John Hickman!
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