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Family Hits a High Note with Maria Elena Little

Many of our guests who have been visiting regularly during the summer might recognize this girl. Our niece, Maria Elena Little, has been spending summers at The Four Chimneys Inn since she was four. We call her M.E. and now she is 16 and pursuing her dream of becoming a singer-songwriter and her music has many connections to Bennington.

You can check out her music on Spotify or Apple/itunes:
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Musician Maria Elena Little

“All of my childhood memories are of being in Bennington surrounded by great people, both friends and family,” said Little. “It’s my home.”
“The first lyrics of the song {Think of} are `green mountain state,'” said Little. “This song was really inspired by my spending summers in Bennington for the past 12 years.”
The Bennington Banner, July 31, 2017

During her freshman and sophomore years of high school, M.E. worked at our Vermont bed and breakfast with an eye toward saving money to buy recording equipment and toward furthering her musical interests.  When she returned to her home in Guangzhou, China she worked virtually with producers from around the world. Her singles “Control” and “White Lies” were produced by Matthew Tryba of Denver, Colorado. Matthew worked with Ryan Tedder and One Republic for three years was an Assistant on Taylor Swift’s 1989 album, and has also worked with Ariana Grande, Maroon 5 and The Fray. In addition, Maria Elena is working with Aubrey Whitfield from London, England. Aubrey has worked with artists such as the X-Factor, Little Mix, and Kelly Clarkson. Most recently, Maria Elena is very excited to be working on her first Spanish language song with Latin Grammy-winning producer Sebastian de Peyrecave.

M.E. is releasing one new song each month and her songs have played on the radio in the U.S. and abroad and have been featured in music blogs like

Maria Elena Little’s music is mostly acoustic and incorporates elements of indie pop and folk with a hint of country, all with Maria Elena’s signature phrasing and lyrical style. Michael Ludwick of Near West Productions said, “Maria Elena’s songs capture the imagination, and leave the listener humming tunes filled with vivid images and heartfelt themes that and are at once deeply personal and highly relatable.”

We love her music and we think that you will too! We love it so much that you can save $25 off your stay instantly at check-in!

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Below are links to M.E.’s music on both platforms as well as her website.

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