Interview, photos and music: OKC entertainer Lucas Ross gets otherworldly with new album ‘Banjos in Space’

By Brandy McDonnellAn abbreviated version of this story appears in Thursday's Life & Style section of The Oklahoman.'Banjos in Space'OKC entertainer Lucas Ross reaches for the stars with new albumWhen considering the vast history of music, movies and television series based on outer space, several sonic signifiers might come to mind, from the brassy power of John Williams’ “The Imperial March” from the “Star Wars” saga to the eerie theremin included in Bernard Herrmann’s score for 1951’s “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”The bright, tinny sound of a banjo isn’t often associated with the far reaches of the galaxy, which is precisely why Lucas Ross wanted to explore such unlikely, otherworldly territory with his latest collection of comedic, kid-friendly tunes.“Some of it came from all the ‘Star Wars’ things that have been going on, and especially recently, all the space stuff, with Rover and with us going to Mars,” Ross said.Read more on NewsOK.com

By Brandy McDonnell

An abbreviated version of this story appears in Thursday's Life & Style section of The Oklahoman.

'Banjos in Space'
OKC entertainer Lucas Ross reaches for the stars with new album

When considering the vast history of music, movies and television series based on outer space, several sonic signifiers might come to mind, from the brassy power of John Williams’ “The Imperial March” from the “Star Wars” saga to the eerie theremin included in Bernard Herrmann’s score for 1951’s “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”

The bright, tinny sound of a banjo isn’t often associated with the far reaches of the galaxy, which is precisely why Lucas Ross wanted to explore such unlikely, otherworldly territory with his latest collection of comedic, kid-friendly tunes.

“Some of it came from all the ‘Star Wars’ things that have been going on, and especially recently, all the space stuff, with Rover and with us going to Mars,” Ross said.
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