Festival Fever! Wake Forest, Tarboro, Cary, Troy and MORE!!!

Well, I gotta say, the band is BIZZZZAY right now. It started at the beginning of May and we’ve been playing 3 times a week since! I can’t believe I can still talk much less sing. There have been ZERO Southern Soul gigs but the beach thing is blossoming. I’m just going to touch on the biggest ones. You can go to my Schedule Page to see the rest.

The first one is Downtown Live in Tarboro NC. Let me show you the flyer for this one. Then we will discuss…

Downtown Tarboro

Thousands of people attend this series every year. Take a look at the bands that are participating. Can you say LEGENDS??? The only thing that MAY throw a monkey wrench in it is that The Embers are playing in Wilson, literally 15 miles away on the same day, at the same time! 😦 BUT, they were just in Nashville, another close town, last weekend so hopefully folks will give me a shot.

Another added bonus is that I have a radio interview with my buddy Gene Coker, host of Carolina Beach and Southern Soul on WCPS radio 760AM and 96.3FM on Wednesday, May 17, at 5:00pm the day before the show. He’s going to spin a few of my tunes and it’s gonna be GREAT publicity for the Tarboro show.

Next in line is the Pimento Cheese Festival in Cary, NC! I have never been but I have actually watched our local PBS Channel when they featured this festival! Apparently there’s a lot of craziness that happens such as cheese carving… Who knew pimento cheese was so popular? This festival is only for one day and according to my agent, thousands of people attend this as well. Let’s go!


Town Stage Troy

THIS IS NOT A GAME!!! Look at all the legends they have on this series! It’s like, did they mean to book me??? Band of Oz, The Embers, Gary Lowder and Smokin’ Hot, Jim Quick and Coastline and soooo many other awesome bands. This lineup really reads like a Who’s Who of Beach Music and little old me will be there….

That is just about all I want to write this evening. I have to get some much needed rest! I gigged Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and I had rehearsal last night on Monday. Like I said BIZZZZAY! I hope to see you at some of my shows. If you come, please come and say hi during breaks or at the end of the show! I really enjoy getting to know new folks and possibly gaining new fans. See y’all on the road. 🙂


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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