Kyle James is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music with a degree in Songwriting and performs what American Songwriter described as, "neo-folk" on banjo, guitar and voice. In January, 2012 he released his debut album "Oh Oh" on sonaBLAST! Records with a lineup including cellist Ben Sollee, guitarist Grant Gordy (David Grisman Quintet), producer Jayme Stone, and Grammy winning mastering engineer David Glasser.
Kyle has since toured extensively, including a showcase at SXSW and opening performances for Brett Dennen, John Hiatt, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, The Head and the Heart, Mayer Hawthorne, Nathaniel Rateliff, Tennis , David Grisman, Sam Bush, Jake Shimabukuro, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down and Gregory Alan Isakov. He released his follow up album, "You A Thousand Times" in 2014. Following this he joined Colorado based band, "Rapidgrass" releasing two albums in 2014 and 2015 and touring internationally. In the fall of 2015 Hauser co-wrote a ballet with the Louisville Ballet.