Strong pipes run within the household for high-stakes poker participant, investor, and singer Kane Kalas. The son of famed Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas has used his personal voice for quite a few musicals whereas additionally belting out the nationwide anthem on the occasional Phillies dwelling sport. He’s additionally incessantly confirmed off his abilities within the poker commentary sales space.
Kalas has launched a brand new music album, exhibiting off his voice much more.
“[The album] revisits classics from music’s golden age with a modern spin,” he tells Card Player. “If you’re a fan of Sinatra, Dean Martin, or Michael Bublé, then you’ll love the album.”
High Hopes is a tribute to his late father and the town of Philadelphia.
“Every song had special meaning to my dad, and he was known to sing many of them at events and piano bars in the Philadelphia area. To this day, 14 years after his passing, the Phillies still play a video of my father singing ‘High Hopes’ after every home win on the jumbotron.”
Kalas appears to be a person of many abilities. At the poker desk, he has $1.9 million in reside event winnings. That file features a runner-up end on the World Poker Tour and important winnings at high-stakes money sport tables. Until just lately, he held the file for profitable the most important televised money sport pot in historical past price about $2.1 million.
But the brand new album additional showcases his expertise behind a microphone. In preserving with its classic high quality, High Hopes contains the work of greater than 50 world-class jazz musicians – with no computer-generated music, a uncommon novelty in trendy music, he notes.
Just a few music movies have already been revealed on his YouTube channel, together with for the just lately launched On the Street Where You Live, which was filmed in Center City, Philadelphia, and showcases the world’s attraction.
Kalas additionally produced a mini-documentary concerning the making of the album and the way it pertains to his father and the town of Philadelphia.
When it involves his favourite monitor, Kalas picked On the Way to Cape May, initially by Maurice “Buddy” Nugent. The tune grew to become a well-liked summertime tune round Philadelphia, the Delaware Valley, and South Jersey areas.
“My dad used to hum this catchy tune almost daily,” Kalas says. “Because it’s lesser known and such a niche song, the only version of the song I’d ever heard was very folky. I thought it would sound great jazzed up a bit. I turned the piece into a duet featuring the talented local vocalist Rachel Brennan, adding a tack piano to give it a boardwalk feel, and asked my guitarist to play ‘ocean sounds.’ The result was spectacular and really captures the feel of two young lovers bantering on a trip to the Jersey Shore.”
Kane The Investor
Beyond singing and poker, Kalas is now closely concerned in investing. He spends most of his time researching particular person shares and analyzing monetary filings, and makes his major dwelling now as an investor.
“Recently, I have become very concerned about the existential risks posed by AI, specifically following the inevitable development of AGI (artificial general intelligence),” he says. “I have been donating to causes such as ARC Evals, The Horizon Institute, and the Future of Life Institute to reduce the probability of developments in AI going badly and encourage others to do so as well.”
Kalas just lately shared his own thoughts on the issues on YouTube. And whereas he has a number of different gadgets on his plate proper now, Kalas hasn’t given up on poker. This summer time, the crooning rounder chalked up 14 World Series of Poker cashes together with a fifth-place end out of greater than 1,700 entrants in a $1,000 no-limit occasion.
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