Kane Kalas is a modern-day Renaissance man. The investor and high stakes poker professional known for winning what was the largest televised pot in poker history at Triton Poker’s first ever live streamed series, has spent the past two and a half years producing and recording lead vocals of a music album. The album, titled High Hopes, includes 18 covers of American standards; songs popularized by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin such as, “You Make Me Feel So Young,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and, fittingly, “Luck Be a Lady.”
Fans who know Kalas from his appearances playing and broadcasting on Triton Poker, the World Series of Poker, Poker Night in America, and elsewhere may be surprised by his accolades as a vocalist; he has performed in a number of musicals and operas and, most notably, sings the Star-Spangled Banner for the Philadelphia Phillies every season at the Phillies’ home opener. Last season, Kalas performed God Bless America at game 5 of the Phillies Vs. Astros World Series.
The album is a tribute to Kane’s father, Hall of Fame Phillies broadcaster, Harry Kalas, as well as the city of Philadelphia. As such, Kane commissioned over 50 local Philadelphia and bordering Tri-State area musicians in the making of the album, which notably, makes use of solely live instrumentalists and no computer-generated music. Kane has already released an official music video for the single, “I’ve Never Been in Love Before.”
The album drops the morning of Thursday, April 6th. Physical copies of the CD and vinyl can be purchased at KaneKalas.com/store, on Amazon, and at Citizens Bank Ballpark in Philadelphia.
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