The Hired Men are a ragtag band of musicians cobbled together by Peter O’Halloran (from Boston music staple the Dogmatics). The band most recently includes his brother Jimmy O’Halloran, son Finn O’Halloran, Johnny Coe & 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, Marie Kettenring, Kate Roper, Thomas Rose, Jed Chrysler, Stephen Fredette, Wynter Pingel, Dominic Spinzola, Stuart Peak, and the late accordion virtuoso Gerry “Brickie” McNamara.
Since about 2008, they’ve been known to “practice in public” 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!