The Hired Men are a ragtag band of musicians cobbled together by Peter O’Halloran (from Boston music staple the Dogmatics). The band usually includes O’Halloran brothers Jimmy and Dan, as well as friends Johnny Coe, Marie Kettenring & J. Young.
The band has also had the honor of collaborating with additional artists, including various multi-generational members of the O’Halloran family, The Dogmatics, Tom ‘TK’ Keenan, Wynter Pingel, Dominic Spinzola, Kate Roper, Thomas Rose, Jed Chrysler, Stephen Fredette, and the late accordion virtuoso Gerry “Brickie” McNamara.
Since about 2008, they’ve been known to “practice in public” (see video) for audiences at venues of various shapes and sizes located in and around the greater Massachusetts area.
P.S. Our name is inspired, in part, by the poem The Death of the Hired Man by Robert Frost.
Our album of “Practice Recordings” is now available for streaming & download on Rum Bar Records!