Kyle James Hauser is a Louisville, Kentucky-based singer/songwriter and multi - instrumentalist specializing in banjo. Kyle has performed at CMJ / SXSW / Toronto Film Festival in 2011 and was a finalist at 2011 Telluride Troubadour Contest as well as the 2011 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Hauser has been a highly respected studio player for the better part of a decade with over a dozen credits to his name.
His debut solo studio album from sonaBLAST records, January 2012’s “Oh Oh,” was recorded with an all-star cast of national and local musicians, including cellist Ben Sollee (Sparrow Quartet) and guitarist Grant Gordy (David Grisman Quintet), produced by two-time Juno award winner Jayme Stone, and mastered by two-time Grammy award winner David Glasser at Airshow Mastering. Hauser has shared the stage with artists such as Brett Dennen, John Hiatt, Gregory Alan Isakov, The Infamous Stringdusters, G-Love and Special Sauce, and Lucinda Williams. Since January 2012 his songs have been placed on MTV's series 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom and in the feature films YERT and 2nd Serve.
2012 - Kyle James Hauser - Oh Oh - banjo/vox/writing
2012 - Lee Ave - Self Titled - Producer/Guitar/Vox
2012 - The Drunken Hearts - Live For Today - Banjo
2011 - Will Knox - Lexicon - Banjo
2011 - Rob Roper - Misfit - Banjo
2010 - Will Knox - The Matador & the Acrobat - Banjo
2010 - Head for the Hills - Banjo
2010 - John Mcvey - Unpredictable - Banjo
2009 - Ayo Awosika - Hearts, Words and Other Forgotten Things - Banjo
2008 - Brooke Parrott - Another City - Banjo
2007 - Will Knox - Buckled Knees EP - Banjo
2007 - Caitlin Nicol Thomas - Self-Titled - Banjo
2007 - Audible Audities - Last Call Poets - Banjo
2006 - Jonny Vs The Ninjas - Guitar/Vox