Preformance Dates

Bio information

Valerie Blachly on vocals and upright bass has been performing for years, most notably with the swing trio "Sweet Hot and Sassy”, "Swing A Cat" and currently with "Honest Millie”, a group of talented women playing and singing Jazz from the 30's and 40’s She has five recordings to her credit, one of which is all original children’s songs.

Peter Leavenworth on Vocals, Banjo, Dobro, and Pedal Steel guitar has performed for the past 40 years with such bands as Lunch at the Dump, Second hand Rose, The Electric caves, The Spud Cannons, and Acoustic Radio.

Jim Barthelemy on Vocals and Mandolin also played with Lunch at the Dump. An accomplished and inventive instrumentalist he is remarkably also a nice guy. He has been composing music for the Mandolin and writing songs the group for the past ten years.

Ted Blachly on Vocal’s and guitar is known widely as the man who married his wife because she had a Martin guitar… (After 40 years the Martin still works and so does she)…He has been playing both professionally and for “pure fun” since the early 70”s. He also is a song writer for the group.

Matt Leavenworth on Fiddle is a celebrated musician from New Hampshire and a veteran of the rich music scene in New England. An award winning fiddler he is also a three time winner of the Boston Music awards with the Bands- Boogaloo Swamis and John Lincoln Wright. His fiddle and guitar work has taken him around the globe too- literally, from Singapore to the French Riviera to the hillbilly Riviera and more. He now lives in Concord NH.


Home of the Mink Hills Band

For Concert, Club, or Private function bookings contact:

Valerie Blachly
 PO Box 216, Warner, NH 03278
Tel. 603 456 2385     Email:


Peter Leavenworth
16 French Cross Rd
Madbury, NH  03823
Tel. 603 749 1455  Email: