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Hello! I have not even begun to market the website yet but I can see that people are already visiting. So, I feel obligated to let you know some of what’s been happening. I skipped the blog post last week thinking no one would come here yet but…I WAS WRONG. So, here we go.

I went and the the song with J. Red. It turned out REALLY good and I can’t wait for you to hear it. He said he should have it done in a couple more days. It’s called “If You Need Some.” I had a really good time in Georgia. I was a bit shocked by the number of homosexual men that I saw. I’m not the least bit homophobic but the sheer concentration of gay men in one area surprised me. Another thing too, J. Red lives in a gated apartment community. My first day going there, I ran into the gate. So, it just seems that I am not built for the city. My Sharpsburg was showing big time. Like my girlfriend said when I told her all of this… “Witcho country ass!”  I couldn’t even argue with her.

BUT I made it back safely and everything keeps moving. Shhhh I’m going to be opening for Jim Quick and Coastline in July at Edwards Beach on Gaston Lake, NC. It has not been advertised yet so keep it under your hat. Like the TWO people who will read this will spoil the surprise!!! smiley-face-flower-clipart-free-clipart-images Anyway, the next gig is the Halifax County Seafood and Shag Festival in Roanoke Rapids, NC on April 16th. I LOVE seafood and there will be all I can eat there. I just have to make sure I take a benedryl because I have a shellfish allergy. Now that is the definition of IRONY!!!

Society of Stranders (SOS) Spring Safari starts on April 15th. So, I’m sure I will be going down to North Myrtle Beach for at least one day before it’s over on the 24th.  My DJ friend Gary King said that I can perhaps sing a few song at Decker’s if he DJs there this year. YAY!!! If I can’t have a gig there, this is the next best thing. I’m sure I’ll meet lots of people there that can put me to work! That’s exciting too. Anyway, that’s about all for now. Until next time…Keep on listening..Happy-Birthday-to-me-150x150 on April 14th!!!

 

 

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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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