NEW SIGNING: KYLE JAMES HAUSER
We're so happy to welcome Ft. Collins, CO based singer-songwriter Kyle James Hauser to the Maximal Music Sync family! Kyle’s music career began auspiciously: he performed at CMJ, SXSW and the Toronto Int’l Film festivals; was a competitive finalist at Telluride Bluegrass and Rocky Mountain Folk festivals; and released his first record Oh Oh on sonaBLAST! Records.
A graduate in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music, Kyle James Hauser went on to study banjo under Jayme Stone, Noam Pikelny, Chris Pandolfi and others. He’s been involved in over a dozen album releases over his career, and his album You a Thousand Times reached #1 on Colorado Public Radio a month after its 2014 release. His songs are featured in film and television, including Judd Apatow’s The Big Sick, MTV's series 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom, Where Hope Grows and many more.
Kyle has shared the stage with Nathaniel Rateliff, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, The Head and the Heart, Brett Dennen, John Hiatt, David Grisman and more. Playing with Colorado band Rapidgrass (2014-2016), Hauser released two albums and toured internationally, most notably headlining La Roche Bluegrass Festival in France and winning 2015’s RockyGrass Competition. In 2015, Hauser also seized the opportunity to co-write a ballet with one of the country’s most highly-regarded regional ballet companies, the Louisville Ballet.
In addition to his recording and touring career, Hauser currently serves as Programs Coordinator for the Detour touring program at Bohemian Foundation’s groundbreaking incubator, The Music District and has been involved in music nonprofits Louisville Folk School (as co-founder), Think 360 Arts, Colorado Music Collective, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He also teaches songwriting at the Berklee College of Music and has given masterclasses at schools all over the country, including Oberlin Conservatory and Swallow Hill.