Having a love affair with music for most of her life, Maria Elena has been a part of a variety of musical endeavors. The Great Plains was a band started with her husband Jason in Beijing, China. The band laid the foundation for some of the musical direction she wanted to take as time went on.
After moving back to the states with Jason, she recruited a new band of Kansas natives, each bringing something their own to the table, and changed the name to her own; Maria Elena. With a thriving line up consisting of Jason Teubner (lead guitar), Brody Wellman (bass), Scott Taylor (drums), and of course herself as vocalist and songwriter, they worked together to make the “Hollow Bones” record what it is today. The album is a testament to where they are at with their sound right now.
SOURCE: Official Bio