James Young

Mandolin, Vocals & Songwriting

James (Jay, J.) Young – In addition to working as a professional designer (plus being an art nerd), I also make music as a Boston-area Mandolin player, vocalist & songwriter.

I play in the band Peter O’Halloran & The Hired Men, and also collaborate with The Dogmatics. Sometimes, I help Rum Bar Records with graphic design stuff.

Recent Music Projects

Boston Harbor Boat Party – August 20, 2022

Boston Harbor Boat Party – August 20, 2022

On Saturday August 20, 2022, I’ll be joining in with The Dogmatics for a punk rock and garage-soul three hour cruise around Boston Harbor with Stop Calling Me Frank, The Dogmatics and special guest Barrence Whitfield! Boarding starts at 3:30pm and the boat will be...

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Rumstock at the ONCE Summer Series – July 9, 2022

Rumstock at the ONCE Summer Series – July 9, 2022

On Saturday, July 9 2022, I’ll be joining in with The Dogmatics at Rumstock at the ONCE Summer Series at Boynton Yards, a full day and night of live music, art vendors, lawn games, and more! This Outdoor Festival will consist of two parts: The first is a line up of...

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PorchFest Quincy – June 25, 2022

PorchFest Quincy – June 25, 2022

On Saturday, June 25, 2022, I’ll be joining in with The Dogmatics at 85 Bayside Rd, Quincy, MA. The FREE event is being billed as "PorchFest Quincy 2022! Gypsy Moths, Dogmatics, Connacht" We're back in Squantum on Bayside Rd. for one of the best parties of the year,...

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Magic Room Concert for Ukraine – June 24, 2022

Magic Room Concert for Ukraine – June 24, 2022

On Friday, June 24, 2022, I’ll be joining in with The Dogmatics at The Magic Room Theatre in Norwood, MA. The event is being billed as "Concert for Ukraine - Women and Children Relief Fund" Magic Room in Norwood will host a two-night concert for Ukrainian relief this...

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The Porch – May 28, 2022

The Porch – May 28, 2022

On Saturday, April 30, 2022, I’ll be joining in with The Dogmatics at The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint in Medford, MA from 12-6pm. Bands include: Jittery Jack, Diablogato, The Dogmatics, Duck & Cover. This all ages event should be fun, as it is being...

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Magic Room – April 30, 2022

Magic Room – April 30, 2022

On Saturday, April 30, 2022, I’ll be joining in with The Dogmatics at Magic Room in Norwood, MA and it's another excellent lineup. The event is being billed as “The Dogmatics Record Release party with Muck and the Mires, Justine and the Unclean, and Earthlings?”. Get...

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Drop That Needle by The Dogmatics EP Pre-release

Drop That Needle by The Dogmatics EP Pre-release

"Drop That Needle" with The Dogmatics brand new SINGLE of Boston Garage Punk 101 out today!! Brand New EP, CD & Automat Kalashnikov (translucent orange) Flexi Record, Pre-orders, Bundles, Stickers & more!! Check it out on Rum Bar Records

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Art Direction for The Dogmatics Single Automat Kalashnikov

Art Direction for The Dogmatics Single Automat Kalashnikov

I collaborated with the band The Dogmatics on the creative direction and design for a single release titled Automat Kalashnikov. The creative direction focused on repurposing classic B&W concert poster art created by Barry Hall for the band in the '80s. It's a...

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Rock n’ Soul Benefit Concert

Rock n’ Soul Benefit Concert

Come to the Red on Red Records' Rock n Soul Benefit Concert in support of New Beginnings Reentry Services. Friday, December 17, 2021 – Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Theatre. It's quite a lineup of performers. I'll be joining in on The Dogmatics and Berk/Lehane sets....

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The Porch – November 13, 2021

The Porch – November 13, 2021

On Saturday, November 13, 2021, I’ll be joining in with The Dogmatics at The Porch in Medford, MA. The event is being billed as “Muck & the Mires w/ The Dogmatics and Stop Calling Me Frank”. Get Tickets and Directions  

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The Magic Room Theatre – Oct 15, 2021

The Magic Room Theatre – Oct 15, 2021

On Friday, October 21, 2021, I’ll be joining in with The Dogmatics at The Magic Room Theatre in Norwood, MA. The event is being billed as "Legends of Rock: Dogmatics, Gypsy Moths, Conor Henry and Kevin Michael". Get Tickets and Directions

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