GRAMMY Nominated Songwriter, Lathan Hudson writes....
"Steven is a great musician/recording artist who is having success in his part of the U.S. and is on his way to becoming a successful international recording artist.
Here's some words about Steven from one of my best friends:
Johnny owns the Adventureland Theme Park in Dothan, Alabama. He is one of the best songwriters I know.
Johnny and I have had songs that we co-wrote, recorded by Tammy Wynette. He is the biggest critic I've ever been associated with. Johnny could find something wrong with - and would try to rewrite -The Sermon on The Mount and/or works of Shakespeare.
Steven Kalas writes some things that blow me away Lathan. I mean, blow me away. I have never seen anyone any more talented, lyrically, and he is a pro singer and melody writer too. If Steven can get out there and get heard, which, apparently, he is doing, the sky could be the limit for him. To me, Lyrically, he's a cross between Gordon Lightfoot, Leonard Cohen and Dylan. He misses on some of his songs, like Dylan often did, but it doesn't matter because he's so friggin', unbelievably good on the others that, as in the case of Dylan, people will give him a super star's latitude; create something in their own minds as to what the song means, demand no co-writing credit, and breathlessly proclaim, "what genius!" --JCJ
(Johnny "Chance" Jones, Multiple Award-Winning Songwriter)
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I’ve never met you. I don’t know you. But without you there would be no musical adventure at all. So, thanks for dropping by. Thanks for listening. Thanks for being part of my world. I hope my music makes you smile. And feel. And think. When we meet, we’ll have a lot to talk about.
Finally Here was conceived on the day I decided to quit music altogether. My "I quit" speech was interrupted by a phone call from Fred Migiliore and Fast Forward Artist promotion. Fred invited himself into my life. Finally Here is the result of my accepting that invitation.
Fred changed my life. He was the missing ingredient. He promotes my career, yes--but more importantly he transFORMED my understanding of myself. For so long I was a man casting about in the musical universe, trying on styles and identities like so many suits off a rack. Fred helped me find a form, a place, a niche, and a real identity. What’s ‘finally here’ is me – one singer/songwriter instead of many.
Finally Here was recorded at Digital Insight recording studios in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was remixed and mastered at SoundWard Studios in Titusville, Florida by Mark Brasel and Fred Migliore. Together, they coaxed and shaped a quality of sound I had never before achieved. What’s ‘finally here’ is a Steven Kalas I had never heard before.
So give a listen. Buy my record. Tell your friends. Invite us play for you.
Until we meet,
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"Live As If" and "I'll Wash Your Lover's Car" from the FINALLY HERE CD were named FINALISTS in the 2004 UNISONG SONGWRITING CONTEST!!