Sports, not music, defined Chris Lucas’ 1990s adolescence, when the Towson-born aspiring second baseman dreamt of playing professional baseball.
But after multiple injuries, he faced an uncertain future.
“I ended up tearing my knee about six times. I was like, ‘Maybe this isn’t what I’m supposed to do,’” Lucas said on the phone last week.
His new path began in an unlikely location: karaoke night at the Curtis Bay bar Fred & Margie’s. His performance led a stranger to suggest Lucas audition as an entertainer for the Virginia amusement park Kings Dominion.
“That’s where I started singing,” he...