After graduating from Lebanon High School, Lucas DeBard received a scholarship to Indiana University to pursue his musical career. In the interview with Jordan Lee, he discussed how his friends and family played a major role in his musical success, and that he couldn't have done it without them.
JL: Hey Lucas, I hope you don't mind me asking a few questions for a music class I'm taking back at school. Your time would be much appreciated.
LD: No, I don't mind at all. I have a few minutes to spare. Go ahead!
JL: Okay thanks a lot! What services do you provide to your clients?
LD: Well, that's a great question. I feel like I provide them with a broader aspect on the music industry, especially from the experience that I've gained from Michael Feinstein. They get to experience a talented young voice for a small fee instead of paying outrageous amounts for larger shows.
JL: Okay, my next question is, How did you get into the business that you are in, and what do you like most about it?
LD: I began playing the drums at a very young age. I was to say that I first picked up the drum sticks in 3rd or 4th grade and I knew from that point on, that it was going to turn into something special. Music makes me feel a type of way that nothing else in life is capable of. I ended up receiving multiple scholarships for my vocal performances over the years and that led me here where I get to work with some of the best in the business every single day. I'd say the thing I like the most about it is the traveling. I get to travel to many different states and experience many different parts of the country.
JL: What things are you good at? What do you use your skills to do?
LD: A lot of people tell me that I am good at being confident in front of large crowds. They say that they would never be able to do it. But I like to keep the mindset that they are here to see me and I need to give these people a great show to the best of my abilities. I use my confidence skills to get the ladies, if you know what I mean?
JL: Lastly, in my class we are promoting the Midwest music scene on our website, middletownmusic.org. What do you think should we tell our followers about the music & entertainment scene in your city? What is the most exciting part of it for you?
LD: Well for starters, the music scene is everywhere you look down here in Bloomington. Everyone wants to be a star. But back where I live, I come from a select few musicians that have been fortunate enough to make it this far, and I don't plan on turning back. Lebanon is a lot smaller for the music industry. There isn't nearly the same amount of competition back home. The most exciting part for me is all the free stuff that I receive, and the fans. I never dreamed that I'd have a small fan base that is completely dedicated to me. It's the greatest thing that's ever happened to me in my short life time.
JL: Alright, thanks again for your time Lucas! I look forward to you being a huge star someday.
LD: Hey, anytime.