Uno Lady’s “WILD CHILD” Video Premieres October 26

Video premiere of Uno Lady’s “WILD CHILD” October 26, 2021 @12pm EDT

WILD CHILD is on the OSMOSIS LP. Get the limited edition green vinyl through Volar Records or Uno Lady directly.

WILD CHILD was written, recorded, produced, filmed, and edited by Christa Ebert, the Uno Lady. Thanks to Washmachine Productions for helping as a cameraperson and with direction.

Listen on Spotify and share the WILD CHILD playlist.

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Christa Ebert Receives the Foundation House Residency in Greenwich, CT

I’m ecstatic to announce I have been selected for the artist residency program at Foundation House. I’m honored to be a part of the Foundation House’s creative, philanthropic community.

I’ll be spending a few weeks in Connecticut creating compositions and editing videos. The property is a century old great estate, with a grand manor house, old stables, and greenhouses.

Foundation House represents life at the crossroads; respecting the past, while inspiring the future. Foundation House opens its doors to artists and activists working on projects related to the mission of bettering environmental, community, and mental health. These creatives of all disciplines – painters, writers, sculptors, designers, visionary thinkers and doers – are offered an inspiring retreat, space and time to create (FoundationHousect.org).


I’ll keep you posted on what I’m working on and more about the residency as the details unfold. If you’d like to support my travel to the residency you can through venmo @TheUnoLady and paypal UnoLadyMusic@gmail.com

Thank you Foundation House. I am grateful for the opportunity.

UNO LADY SINGS FRIDAY @ GROG SHOP + A NEW BANDCAMP RELEASE

This Friday, September 3, I’ll be singing at the Grog Shop with Herzog & Pharmacy Keys. This is my last show on the books for now, so if you feel comfortable coming, I’d love to see you. The new vaccination policy is in place so bring a photo of your vaccine card or proof of a negative COVID test within 48 hours of the show.

BANDCAMP: A year ago, I set up my recording equipment on the porch and recorded an improv performance. To celebrate the anniversary, I have released Impromptu Loops Porch Performance. You can listen and watch the videos here.

Impromptu Loops: Porch Performance, was recorded live from my front yard in Cleveland, Ohio.

These impromptu loops were the aftereffects of the interview and performance with LaToya Kent during the pandemic. Feeling creatively charged after our collaboration, with equipment ready to go, I hit record and started singing. These tracks are the result. The mosquitos were vicious so pardon my impulsive bug reactions.

In the following weeks, I’ll be releasing the songs LaToya and I made. Watch the interview: A conversation and creation with Latoya Kent & Christa Ebert at https://youtu.be/N42gNjurhJ0

Presented in partnership with Mahall’s. September 10, 2020.

Recorded, edited, and filmed by Christa Ebert, Uno Lady.


Uno Lady Receives the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Residency in Rockland, Maine

I’m honored and ecstatic to announce I have been awarded the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Residency. I’ll be composing and creating art in Rockland, Maine in December 2021.

The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation recognizes that the arts are essential to an open, enlightened society. The residency program values innovation, experimentation and creative risk-taking in all genres, known and as yet to be discovered. They envision the residency as inclusive and diverse, prompting reflection and dialogue with other residents and the community, offering the gift of concentrated time and space in which to unveil new ideas and imagine new ways of working. More at www.Ellis-BeauregardFoundation.org

If you’d like to donate and help me get to the residency you can through venmo @TheUnoLady and paypal UnoLadyMusic@gmail.com I’ll keep you posted on what I’m working on and more about the residency as the details unfold. Thanks for your support.

Watch Uno Lady’s New Video, “Don’t Break My Heart”

Watch the video premiere for “Don’t Break My Heart.” Filmed at the Little Rose Tavern by Diana Hlywiak, “Don’t Break My Heart” features Christa Ebert (Uno Lady) with Cleveland musicians Beth Hiser (Bass), Theresa May (Trumpet), and Roseanna Safos (Drums).

Here’s a playlist inspired by the song. Buy the album, OSMOSIS, through Volar Records or Uno Lady directly.

Thanks for your support!

xoxo,
Christa

Read the Uno Lady Interview in LandEscape Art Review, Special Edition

I am ecstatic to be featured in my first international arts publication, LandEscape Art Review’s Anniversary Edition.

Read the 26 page spread on GROUNDED below (pdf)

LandEscape is an international art publication for established and emerging artists to engage in professional critique and artistic introspection, that aims to open the dialogue between artists and audience, between thoughts and their articulation.

Get GROUNDED on Bandcamp and listen on all other streaming sites. Thanks for your support.

xo,
Christa

Uno Lady Live at the Massillon Museum – Saturday, June 12 – Reserve Your Free Tickets Today!

I’m honored to be a part of the opening reception for “A Thrilling Act: The Art of Anthony Eterovich (1916-2011)”.

JUNE 12, from 5-7pm at the Massillon Museum
121 Lincoln Way East. Massillon, Ohio

Free to attend. Space is limited.
To register visit MassMu.org/Tickets.

I’ll be singing live and sharing some pre-recorded compositions created for the event. This will be my first live audience show since December 2019. I am elated to share songs with you again.

Read the Uno Lady Interview with Into Fruition Collaborative

BY INTO FRUITION COLLABORATIVE

Members / Instruments Christa Ebert, vocals and whatever I bang together for percussion 

Years Active 2006 – present

Latest GROUNDED– released January 12, 2021

Favorite Local Artists Mourning [A] BLKstar 

Current Album on Repeat Monster Rally – Castaways, Vol. 1

Currently Reading Real Love, The Art of a Mindful Connection, by Sharon Salzberg 

Favorite Venue to Perform I loved singing in the Superior Viaduct, the lower level of the Detroit Superior Bridge but that’s a rare occasion they let an art event happen there. Happy Dog feels like a second home so I love and miss singing there too.https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/album=917498454/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/minimal=true/

How is everyone holding up during this time?

I’m holding up alright. I cannot wait to hug all my friends this summer.  I am used to recording and writing on my own. I craved time to create before covid and I have it now. It’s not the ideal situation nor inspiring but I’m doing my best to focus on the silver lining of this continuous catastrophe, stay safe, and fill my time with art. I have gotten better at giving myself permission to rest and move at a slower pace.

What do you think is the biggest lesson we can all take away from this past year?

Slowing down, we were made to collectively pause. The biggest lesson is reevaluating what is important in our lives and what is worth risking our health and happiness over. I think many people have a better understanding and recognize the impact our actions have on each other. Also, learning how to show love to family and friends without embracing each other. 

I hope to find hand soap in every music venue bathroom moving forward.

Tell us about how this project got started?

I started recording as Uno Lady because I had to sing and create. Music is part of me. I wasn’t sure how to organize a band so I just started singing and layering into a music program and then people started to ask me to play shows.

Are you working on anything new / specific at the moment?

My latest project  GROUNDED released in two parts: A short film aired December 2020 and the album released digitally through Bandcamp January 2021. GROUNDED is mindfulness mantras, soothing songs, and guided meditations. The sights match the sounds. Slightly modulated, natural layers of vocal and video to help find peace in the present moment. 

I filmed mostly in my backyard. Stop-motion animations were created with homegrown flowers and sweet potatoes, drawings and paintings. The film depicts a busy mind and uses hypnotic mantras to retrain focus. Some songs are lyricless, ambient, and the visuals abstract – others pieces feature natural sounds and have breathing exercises intertwined. The first track, “Thinking About Thinking” is a stop-motion animation that shows my MRI images with stop-motion thought bubbles floating through. The animated bubbles dissipate to show these thoughts and emotions pass. 

I’ve never had this much time to focus on a project and the quality is better than anything else I have made. I’m really proud of it and excited to share it.

Anyone you’ve collaborated with recently? 

I’m grateful to work with a few talented friends on this release. Sequoia Bostick added the hypnotic animations to a few songs: Ways We Wish The World Was, Ditch Resistance, Chill Out For One Minute, and Here Now. I added modulated nature visuals behind her animations.

Meditations are guided by LaToya Kent and Erica Snowden-Rodríguez. LaToya is a meditation teacher and musician who performs solo and as a part of Mourning [A] BLKstar. You can hear her calming voice guide you through the meditations Breathe and You Are Love. Erica plays cello in the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra and is Principal Cello at Erie Philharmonic and Principal cello at Akron Symphony Orchestra and guides the beautiful breathing exercise, Meditación. 

Both artists were approached with a breathing exercise idea but allowed creative freedom. Written separately but together, the recordings were sent to me and then I composed vocals and music around their words. I’m so happy with the results.

What’s the biggest thing that your band could use help with (Promotion, Recording, Merch, Booking, Touring, etc)?

Promotion and touring when it’s safe. I think Cleveland has so many wonderful musicians, amazing venues, and also manufacturing like GottaGrooveRecords, but we don’t have management services like booking, promoting, and labels. We’re stuck promoting ourselves in a town that takes pride in being an underdog. It can be challenging to get press or book shows outside of the local bubble.

Strangest thing you’ve heard from someone at a concert?

Too many to mention but I really enjoyed receiving a handwritten note that read, “Do you yodel?” 

What has your recording experience been like?

I love the recording process and sometimes it is my writing process. I record my home studio and use Logic Pro. Some of my songs are 40-70 vocal tracks so going into someone else’s studio is not the best fit. I’m pretty meticulous too and re-record those tracks.

What’s the next move?

I’m going to keep doing what I do, chip away at recording an excel list of 100+ songs, and hope a fitting opportunity comes along. I’d love to compose songs for films and that is why I began working with video art. I know I have more meditation songs in me. I have some songs and videos from a residency in France I’d love to finish. I got a jingle business idea in my pocket. The possibilities are endless


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Watch the new video for “Lassoed My Heart” live from the Akron Art Museum

2021 Midwinter Blues performance at the Akron Art Museum.

“Lassoed my Heart” is a new song composed by Christa Ebert (2020) with vocals through Earthquaker Devices Afterneath pedal and a Boss RC30 Loop pedal.

Virtual tips welcome: venmo @theunolady & paypal unoladymusic@gmail.com

Lyrics

How deep is your love?
Mine is as wide as the wild midwest
Fits like hand in glove
Bind and tied
I must confess

You lassoed my heart

Be with me

Waiver at labeling
Unsure about settling
Push and pull of love
Run to and from
You lassoed my heart

Hear my plea

When we rendezvous
I get the sense of deja vous
Familiar guiding light
Riding close to you
There’s nothing more I’d rather do
but your squeeze
is tight

You lassoed my heart

Set me free