After S.O.S

Well hello again, I’m writing this with a cold so I don’t know if I will be very thorough because all I really want to do is lie down. BUT I’m feeling guilty because I have not updated in a while so here we go.

The song with J. Red is finished and it is friggin FANTASTIC! I have already sent it to a few DJs and it will be getting airplay soon. I still need to put it on my reverbnation and/or CD baby pages so you can download it. It’s called “If You Need Some” and it is really great. The experience was great and I look forward to doing more things with him in the future.

I performed at the Halifax County Seafood and Shag festival on April 16th and it was GREAT! Everyone seemed to have a good time. I mean, who wouldn’t with unlimited seafood and beer? Me and the band had a blast and met some really great people. I was invited back to do it again in October so I must have done something right! Here a few pics from the festival.

I was in NMB for the Society of Stranders (SOS) Spring Fling for two days. I went down on Tuesday April 19th and came back on the 21st. I had a BALL. I got to see Marsha Morgan again, which was really nice. What a sweet lady! She let me sing a song during her performance at Castanos. I also got to meet the guys with Jim Quick and Coastline at Fat Harolds, who I will be opening for in July by the way. They let me get on stage and do a song with them. And I met the guys from the Entertainers. They also allowed me to do some of my songs during their break. So, I really made the rounds!

My DJ friend Gary King was my tour guide and he really showed me a great time! I couldn’t have met all these great folks without him. I think this trip was very beneficial for my career and it was also soooo much fun!

Anyway, that’s about all I can stand to type today. I’m going to get some rest and nurse this cold. I have a gig Saturday so I must get well!!! Thanks and keep listening!

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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