• Audio/Visual
  • Check out Uno Lady’s EarthQuaker Session: “Underground”

    I visited EarthQuaker Devices in Akron, Ohio to record this new song I wrote, “Underground.”

    Video by Chris Tran, Brad Throla and Jess France. Audio recorded by Jeff France at EarthQuaker Audio Recording Laboratory.

    EarthQuaker Devices built me a pedal board and now my sound library feels limitless. I’m sonically inspired – like a  jolt to my creative process. I’m playing around with Avalanche Run, Disaster Transport Sr., Levitation, Arpaniod, Bows, Afterneath, Transmisser, The Depths, Night Wire, and the Organizer. Check out each device here. EarthQuaker Devices pedals are handmade by fellow musicians and music lovers in Akron, Ohio and have a lifetime warranty.

    Check out “EarthQuaker Session: Uno Lady – “Underground”

    AKRON, OH – “Cleveland’s Christa Ebert is a one-woman choir. As Uno Lady, she’s dazzled, confounded, and delighted audiences since 2007 with loop-based compositions for voice, found sounds, and effects pedals. Her avant-garde pop tunes combine doo-wop harmonies and ethereal soundscapes with layered and processed vocals, which range from a smoky tenor to operatic outbursts of melody.

    In this performance of “Underground” she uses the Bows’ treble mode with the Afterneath and Disaster Transport SR to craft an ambient, slightly overdriven wordless backing vocal that sits tight in the mix before adding the melody. From her DIY suitcase podium, she builds layer upon intertwining layer of call-and-response vocal patterns that lift off into a dreamlike fugue state before engaging the Avalanche Run at the song’s end, using the reverse function to bring it all tumbling down, down to the “underground” of the song’s namesake.” Arron Rogers, EQD

     

  • Audio/Visual
  • Recording at Earthquaker Devices

    Yesterday I was fortunate to record a new song at Earthquaker Devices with the rad pedals they let me try out. The pedals are magical and the staff is super talented and incredibly nice. Songs are pouring out of me now that I have these awesome new babies. I’ll share the song and video when its up!

  • Audio/Visual
  • MUSIC MONDAY: Listen to Uno Lady’s newest song up on Soundcloud

    “Washed Away” was recorded by Christa (Uno Lady) Ebert January 2017. Song written by Christa Ebert, Anna Jo, and Marcus Trana during Dark Songs at the Holiday Music Motel, Sturgeon Bay, WI, October 2016.

    The song is about the sea level rising and the islands and coastal habitats that are lost due to climate change.

    The Holiday Music Motel is a magical place that  invites songwriters from around the world. Musicians travel to Sturgeon Bay to take part in the three songwriting festivals at the Holiday Music Motel (February’s ‘Love On Holiday,’  is happening this week! June’s ‘Steel Bridge Songfest’ and October’s  ‘Dark Songs’).  You can listen to the songs recorded at the Motel, year round at www.steelbridgeradio.com/listen

    For the last three years I have participated in Dark Songs and a favorite from the last trip is “Washed Away.” It was co-written by myself, Anna Jonson who is a Wildland Firefighter and simultaneously the nicest and very badass, and Norway native Marcus Trana, recording engineer, entrepreneur and all around swell guy.

     

    Recording with Anna Jo and Marcus yesterday

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    The version of “Washed Away” that we recorded together will be out in October.  I’ll be sure to share it 🙂

    Follow @theunolady on soundcloud, twitter and instagram

  • Shows/Events
  • Thanks for having me, Akron

    I had a great time playing at Hive Mind in Akron. Big thanks to HolyKindOf for playing and the rad folks at Hive Mind for having me.

    If you haven’t already, check out Like a Villain (Portland), who also performed that night. It was the first show I have played (in 9 years!) where I was matched with a similar act (she loops operatic vocal).  It was mesmerizing.

    Next Uno Lady show is this Thursday, November 17 at Happy Dog West.
    FUCK RAPE CULTURE : A benefit for the campaign to unseat Judge Aaron Persky.
    http://www.recallaaronpersky.com/
    PERFORMANCES BY: Uno Lady, Blaka Watra, Ouster, & Old Brooklyn
    Doors open 8:30 pm/ Bands 9:30 pm/ $8

     

  • strange and unusual
  • Oh la la

    My cousin is so incredibly awesome. I’m very lucky to have such a supportive family. LOOK WHAT SHE MADE ME!

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    I appreciate everyone’s birthday wishes. Pardon the delay in my gratitude. One of the most special things I got on my birthday were these galaxy Uno Lady prints from my cousin, Jessica Ebert.

    If you’ve hung out with me in the past few weeks I probably forced you to look at a picture of this cake she made…ITS MAGICAL! She really is the best! Check out her blog here.

    Unicorn cake close-up! It’s an orange poppyseed cake with orange filling and citrus buttercream.

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    My latest cake! Happy birthday, @vsorcher A photo posted by Jessica (@theclusterf__k) on

    Last year, I received a magical gift when the Universe blew a balloon into my yard and my rose bushes caught it for me.

    Awe! My garden caught this stragler balloon for my birthday. No joke! Thank you roses!

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  • Press
  • DANGEROUSMINDS.NET- THE DIY ‘NEW SINCERITY’ OF UNO LADY: WES ANDERSON MEETS LAURIE ANDERSON MEETS REGGIE WATTS

    DANGEROUS MINDS – September 13,2016 –  “Almost a decade ago, Cleveland music audiences began to be charmed and amused by a sprightly new presence known as Uno Lady, a memorable one-lady act with a seemingly preternatural gift for harmonizing, daft wordplay, and knob twiddling….

    Music critics love mashing up well-known artists to define the essentially un-definable traits of what makes an artist unique, and I’m going to engage in a little of that now. Uno Lady is (more or less) one part Reggie Watts (you know, with the genius knob-twiddling), one part Laurie Anderson, and one part, ah, the Swingle Sisters, maybe? But it has to be emphasized that the overall tone isn’t like any of those people, it’s closer to a ‘New Sincerity’ figure such as Wes Anderson (whom she name-checks in one of her song titles)….

    Today marks the premiere of her video for “Bikini Weeding,” which is the 5th track on Amateur Hour. The video was directed and co-produced by Uno Lady with Lauren Voss and Teresa Crockett of Sugarbowl Creative.”

    Full article Posted by Martin Schneider

     

     

     

  • Audio/Visual
  • Watch the Video For “Bikini Weeding,” A Song By UNO LADY- Cleveland’s One-Woman Ghost Choir

     

    Check out Dangerous Mind‘s coverage of the video here!

    At last, I can share with you my creation! Lauren, Teresa and I have worked very hard on this video and I am proud to present “Bikini Weeding” for your viewing enjoyment.  Special thanks to the Rodemann’s for their guest appearance in the video.

    Nothing brings me more joy than digging in the dirt, connecting to nature, and watching tiny seeds transform into healthy food. Thanks for watching! Don’t forget to subscribe!

    About the video

    Filmed in Uno Lady’s backyard “Bikini Weeding” features time lapses of growing plants, villainous weeds, and the artist herself, hard at work growing her own food. “Bikini Weeding” was directed and co-produced by Uno Lady with Lauren Voss and Teresa Crockett of Sugarbowl Creative.

    You can buy the album at the Uno Lady shop or online at CD Baby.

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