Stephanie Amaro was born in Hollywood, CA.
She played guitar in punk and alt rock bands during her teens but after falling in love with traditional Mexican music at age 19, began private lessons with mariachi guitar master Jesus “Chuy” Hernandez. She spent years gaining experience and street cred playing and touring with LA mariachis which, along with Suemy Gonzalez and Nelly Cortez, led to the formation of the pioneer mariachi fusion group Trio Ellas. Consisting simply of guitar, violin, guitarron, and their three harmonized voices, this powerhouse mini group recorded two albums; their debut “Con Ustedes...” was nominated for Best Ranchero Album at the 2012 Latin Grammys, and 2014's “Noches Angelinas” broke the top 15 on the Billboard Latin Pop charts in the first two weeks of its release.
Outside of the mariachi genre, Stephanie accompanies major artists in both the Latin and US markets on a variety of instruments or as a vocalist, or both. Now as a budding solo artist she's bringing the firepower of her musical experiences into a cohesive aesthetic and unique sound. Like Rocio Durcal meets Lana del Rey, Roy Orbison meets Maria Felix, and with the creative input of her husband and USC Thornton School professor (and super sick guitarist) Andy Abad.