First Post

Hello, everyone and welcome to my blog!!! First let me say that I am honored that you are taking time to read this. There are plenty of other things you could have done but you’re doing this! Thank you. Well, I have some exciting things coming up in the next few weeks. Tomorrow night, March 26th, I have a show at Carter’s Lounge in Warrenton NC. I am super excited about this because I think I finally have the right combination of musicians and we are going to kick ass.

Monday, I’m going to Georgia. Why? Let me tell you. I’m doing a song with J Red!

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J. Red (The Nephew)

Yep, I’m going down to his studio to record it with him. I’ll tell you the story of how that came about. We actually just officially met last month even though I’ve known of him for about 20 years. He used to have a group back in the 90’s called the Average Guys and I briefly dated another guy in that group. During that time, the guy I was seeing gave me a CD of the group. Anyway, I met J Red at a show he did in Weldon NC and talked to him about those days. The next day, I posted on Facebook a picture of that old CD. Yeah, I kept it for 20 years!

Anyway, his wife sees the picture and shows it to him. I got a message to call him. So, I called and he was SO happy that I had that CD! He had lost those songs on an old computer and never thought he could get them back! So, I told him I would send him the CD. After all, it is his music. I sent him the CD and he wanted to do something for me in return. He offered to master one of my songs but I suggested we do a song together. He said OK and the rest is history.

You know, I continue to be amazed at how things are just falling into place for me with this music thing. When you are walking your true path, you attract things that will help you along the way. I decided to dive in the deep end of the pool and I haven’t drowned! Once I decided to make music my full time job, I wake up every day happy and grateful. Although it has been a little rough financially, the only thing I regret is not doing it sooner. BUT I’m doing it now, and I wouldn’t change a thing.

My advice for the day is to never let fear keep you from living your dream. There is NOTHING you cannot do. You are a divine being from a divine source. Believe that. Live in that space. This message is for me too. Sometimes I doubt it! I’m going to work on that! Anyway, until next time…keep listening! And if you haven’t yet, JOIN MY FAN CLUB!!!

Published by Miss Mini

Catrese Green (West) a.k.a "Miss Mini" was born in Rocky Mount, NC and grew up in the small town of Sharpsburg, 5 miles further south. She got her pseudonym from her grandmother who nicknamed her “Minnesota Fats” because she was a chubby baby. The nickname was shortened to Mini and has stuck with her over the years. Mini began singing with her father, in a Top 40 band called “Electric Image” in 1990. The band traveled throughout the southern United States performing for many different types of audiences. With the band she was exposed to and performed music from the R&B, Country, Blues, Jazz Southern Soul and Beach genres. She has covered songs by Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Shania Twain, Alicia Keyes, The Supremes and various Southern Soul music and Beach music artists. After traveling with the band for more than 15 years, Mini longed to step out of her father’s shadow. She left the band and put her music on hold while she explored other career paths. In 2009, she began to reevaluate her life. This reflection led her back to her first love, music. She now has her own band that performs her original music as well as cover tunes. She has been touring throughout Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Her new album entitled “Can’t Stop Me” was released in December of 2015. The hit song “Ole School Style” as well as other singles from the album, are receiving national airplay on Beach and Southern Soul music stations. Currently, “Ole School Style” is #23 on Soul Dog’s Smokin’ Top 45 Southern Soul Hits countdown. She has performed at the Annual Blues Festival at Carter’s Lounge in Warrenton NC alongside greats such as Roy C. and Maurice Wynn. She has also done countless club engagements, the most recent being at Deckerz Bar and Grill in North Myrtle Beach, which has won the award for best show club at the Carolina Beach Music Awards for 2014 and 2015. Upcoming performances include the Raleigh Seafood Festival, the Pittsboro Roadhouse and many others. Find her on bio, pictures, video and more at www.reverbnation.com/missmini and on YouTube, just type Miss Mini in the search area. You can also email missminimusic@gmail.com or call (252) 452-1272 for bookings.

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