Eu Spring Concert: LOCASH makes a splash

Category:  The Arts
Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at 7:55 PM
Eu Spring Concert: LOCASH makes a splash by Shayma Musa
Photo: Ben McCullough

LOCASH headlined Edinboro University’s annual spring concert on Friday, March 22. The country music duo is made up of Preston Brust and Chris Lucas, who have played together for the past 12 years. Before their concert on Friday, The Spectator was able to get an exclusive interview with the band:

Who is LOCASH?

Chris Lucas: LOCASH is positivity, fun, exciting.

Preston Brust: Two guys: Preston and Chris. Two brothers.

What does LOCASH stand for?

CL: Remember where you came from, and how you got there. Being humble, staying humble and finding the positive through celebrating the little stuff.

How did you start out in music?

PB: Man, you know Chris was out in Baltimore, [and] I was in Indiana, and we both moved to Nashville. We had similar dreams, and so we met each other at a place called The Wild Horse Saloon. He was the DJ and he hired me, and we started working together and he said ‘You write songs?’ And I said, ‘Yeah.’ And he said, ‘well you sing?’ And I said, ‘Yeah.’ And he says, ‘Well me too!’ And so boom! LOCASH was born right there.

CL: 12 years later we’re still here.

PB: And so we loaded up my Jeep Cherokee and a U-Haul and the rest is history, I guess.

How long have you been in the game?

CL: We’ve been on the road for about 12 years. It’s been nonstop literally, I think we’ve had like five days off in those 12 years. But it’s a lot of fun. We meet a lot of people, like you guys, and see a lot of colleges—we’ve done a lot of colleges. And with three number ones, we’re getting there and still climbing.

What are your favorite bands? What bands inspire you?

CL: We have a lot.

PB: Yeah, we can’t just give you one.

CL: We have a very broad range of music. Like if you listen to our playlist or anything like that, there’s Bruno Mars, Boyz II Men...

PB: I grew up in the church, so The Angel Band I guess.  

CL: Mötley Crüe, Sinatra, Shawn Mendes, there’s just all kinds of different stuff. Growing up, I guess I liked ‘80s rock and still do.

PB: I mean there’s the gospel harmony stuff, there’s the secular harmony stuff, and we both came together on some R&B stuff, some old-schoolR&B stuff that we still to this day warm up with. People would be surprised, but we’d be in the dressing room singing Jodeci or something like that. We’ve always enjoyed great songwriting no matter what genre it is.

CL: And I think that country music just captivated us with the song. Which is why we got into country music because it’s all about the song.

Who have you played with?

CL: Urban, McGraw...

PB: Huey Lewis, Meat Loaf.

CL: I mean we’ve played with just about everyone in country music.

PB: We haven’t done a show with Bruno yet, though.

Why do you play music, and what inspires you to keep on playing music?

CL: I love seeing people smile. I love when they sing along, or sing them [songs] back. I mean, music takes the edge off. I’m an edgy kind of guy and one song can make my day. I love that music can do that and bring people together, and that’s why we’re here.

Shayma Musa | eupnews.spectator@gmail.com

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