Listen to Uno Lady’s cover of Roy Orbison’s “Crying.”
May 20 @ with Powerhouse 5 at Mechanic Street House Concert. Doors open at 6:30pm, music starts at 7:00pm, $20 suggested donation, tickets must be reserved in advance through http://www.mechanicstreetmusic.com
Improv audio synced to the scenery of California’s redwood forests.
Performance recorded March 6, 2017. Filmed with a GOPRO in El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve in Redwood City, CA and around the giant sequoias of Calaveras Big Trees State Park in Arnold, CA.
Music was created with vocal through Earthquaker Devices effect pedals and Boss RC 30 loop pedal.
Letting the audience see my process helps them get in the moment with me and be a part of a shared experience. Music is a way to connect with total strangers. It’s a way to find your tribe hundreds of miles from your home. I really appreciate when someone shares their attention and is open to experience the performance with me. It makes us feel like we’re in it together.
Sometimes after the show, people will share that I reached them or inspired them to create their own music.
I had a tough biker guy once tell me I made him cry. I had written a song called “Ash Wednesday” about a tragic fire that happened in Lakeview Elementary School in 1908. I told that biker guy, “I’m sorry, and you’re welcome.”
During a show, I get caught up in the moment, lost in the music, and I’m part of that place and time where everything floats by. Ideally, I reach a good flow and nothing is going through my head except the music. But it took a lot of work and discipline to get to that space. I used to have intense stage fright. Nerves are proof that I am challenging myself, trying something new and growing as a person.
At the end of a concert, I want audiences to know that they are not alone and that someone understands them. They can do whatever they want to do. — as told to Ken Schneck
Uno Lady is Christa Ebert, a one-woman ghost choir from Cleveland, Ohio. Uno Lady composes songs using only her voice, effect pedals, and a DIY podium desk. Sanguineous means optimistic, and was written, recorded, and filmed by Christa Ebert.
This song was written during She Shreds Magazine‘s #1riffaday challenge that took place in December. Artists were asked to create everyday and share what they wrote on Instagram. You can see/listen to all the entries on Uno Lady’s Instagram @TheUnoLady
My favorite project of 2017 was a collaboration with a new friend in the UK, The Death Particle. The record was released a few days ago on Spotify, Bandcamp and Soundcloud. The entire album is captivating.
I’m super excited to share this song because it is like nothing I’ve ever done before. Check out Bones!
I was also asked to help cover “Widower” by Dillinger Escape Plan and I accepted the challenge.
Creating something new and expand my comfort zone feels good. I hope you enjoy it!
To commemorate this snowy occasion here’s a free download of “White Hurricane” off the first tape release, “I really like genetics but I’d rather have a good time.” You can download this song and others off that album at the bandcamp and soundcloud.
I wrote this song while walking my dog, Flip, after a blizzard. The sloshing sounds are field recordings of that walk, my feet, his dog paws, crunching through the ice crust that covered the ground. The beat birthed the song. Enjoy!