Meena was born 1977 in a small catholic upper austrian village as the third child of a master electrician and his wife, a woman with a suprior altruistic attitude towards life.
As she was fifteen, Meena founded her first band in company with Chris Fillmore. "We were a psychedelic rock band in those days and we were lucky to play many wild shows." She worked on stage with locals and musicians of international reputation as well, she played low paid and well played gigs. She met producers and managers, booking agents, co-producers, publishers and label bosses. And at the end, then Thomas Ruf entered the place. He decided - against the regulations of the mainstream music bizniz - to take me under his wings. Me, a rough bluessinger. A singer just sledded down from the mountains on to the shaky ground of the record industry." Ruf flew Meena across the pond right into the Mecca of the blues - Memphis, Tennessee. "He brought me and my guitar player Chris Fillmore to Jim Gaines in Memphis for recording our first official CD. From that moment on it felt for me like coming home. As if my life in 1977 could have begun right here in Stantonville."