The 27-year-old actor sat down with ABC Family to chat about the musical side of him.
On learning to play: “At the age of eight, I picked up my dad’s big classical guitar and couldn’t reach my fingers over the neck to play so my dad traded in his guitar to get me a small electric one. My family always had a piano in the house. My mom played and my sister took lessons. I just played by ear, which was a much slower process.”
On his inspirations: “My influences are from singer/songwriters like Jeff Buckley, Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews, and Andrew Bird, to avant-garde jazz greats like Pharaoh Sanders, Herbie Hancock, and Miles Davis. I also love dance music and enjoy mixing several genres through electronic devices.”
On wanting to be a rock star: “I wrote my first song at the age of twelve, and I think that is when I really saw the dream as a reality. My friends and I played it over and over again while imagining ourselves rocking with a huge crowd at our feet.”
Head on over to ABCFamily.com for a free download of Lucas‘ song, “Big Mistake.”
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