Read CAN Journal Article, “Makers: Christa Ebert, AKA Uno Lady”

“On a frigid day recently, Christa Ebert showed me upstairs to her West Park studio. Among the many effects pedals, microphones, and audio equipment stood a vintage projection screen – the kind of old screen that calls to mind the musty smells of a grade school AV closet. This borrowed screen will play a key role at her performance this Friday at the Akron Recording Company (February 8), along with her other gear in tow. As part of her artist residency for Akron Soul Train, Christa Ebert, better known by her stage persona, Uno Lady, has created a film to accompany her already mesmerizing live performance.

If you’ve never seen Uno Lady live, let me attempt to explain. A self-trained musician, Ebert composes songs mostly using just her voice. She’s been described as a “one-woman ghost choir”, which I find particularly apt. Her music includes dream-like layers of her own voice, looping like spells and chants, ethereal tones, instruments and beats all knit together into one lush soundscape. Every time I’ve heard her sing, I’ve had goosebumps – the beauty of her voice soaring, cutting through the air is so enchanting it can command the hairs on my arms to stand at attention.

I’ve seen Uno Lady perform many times over the years – she was the recipient of a CPAC Creative Workforce Fellowship, a Panza Foundation Award, and has performed at many venues and galleries: Transformer Station, the Cleveland Museum of Art, etc. But for the first time, she will be including a film component as part of her live show – thanks to Akron Soul Train. Akron Soul Train is an artist residency program that grants fellowships to provide resources for all creative disciplines – Ebert is the first musician they have supported.

 

As she explained, “For my Akron Soul Train artist-in-residency I proposed to take my shows to the next level, invest in a better camera (I was using a GoPro), and start making visuals for my performances. I am a visual person, captivated by imagery, and feel there is a cinematic element to my music. I’d like to write compositions for film and figured I may learn something if I tried it the other way around.”

If you can’t make her show in Akron on Friday, she will also be performing (with her film) at 78th Street Studios smART Space at the next Third Friday – on February 15, from 7-8:30pm. Don’t miss it.”

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Uno Lady Sings Remember (Christmas) By Harry Nilsson

Here is Uno Lady’s cover of “Remember” By Harry Nilsson, featuring Nick Cross on guitar. Recorded by yours truly for an early Christmas present for my mom. Listen on Soundcloud and download from Bandcamp. Happy holidays!

 

Akron Soul Train: Full Steam Ahead

Akron Soul Train announces 2018-19 fellows; nearly doubles number of artists supported

CANVAS MAGAZINE, CLEVELAND – “After supporting a total of seven local artists since its inception in 2016, the Akron Soul Train announced its latest class of fellows would nearly double that figure.

Thirteen emerging and established artists will serve as Akron Soul Train fellows from September 2018 to August 2019, including the program’s first artist of color, first non-Ohioan and first two musicians, says Natalie Grieshammer, Akron Soul Train arts and programming manager.

The Akron Soul Train fellowship selection committee reviewed 70 applications. Each of the 13 selected will lead a community program during their fellowship as well as present a final exhibition or performance in Akron to share the artwork they created.

“Akron Soul Train is thrilled to be supporting so many new artists this fellowship round. Expanding the number of artists we support allows us to not only validate the role of excellent local and regional artists, but helps enrich the greater Akron arts landscape,” Grieshammer says. “Since each fellow will be creating and leading a community program, Akron area residents will have opportunities to engage with each artists’ unique creative perspective in ways that they may not usually get to.”…

Christa Ebert, of Cleveland, is a musician widely known as Uno Lady. She blends elements of jazz, doo wop, ’60s pop and folk through her voice, electronic pedals and unconventional instruments.” – By Marissa Nichol

 

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Applause Performances: Uno Lady on WCPN Ideastream

“When she sings, she sounds like an entire chorus of voices. But in reality, she’s performing solo.

Thanks to the wonders of today’s digital technology, Christa Ebert – AKA ‘Uno Lady’ – is able to overlap her voice in real time, creating catchy yet haunting music that’s truly unique.

Recently she submitted her latest video for NPR’s Tiny Desk contest, and while she didn’t win, her performance stood out for us among all the other submissions from Northeast Ohio.

So we invited ‘Uno Lady’ to our Key Bank studio for our April edition of  ‘Applause Performances,’ live on both 90.3 and our ideastream Facebook page starting at 12:40 p.m. ET.”  – By Dave DeOreo & Dan Polletta

Watch the video here

HBD Roy Orbison! Listen to Uno Lady’s Cover of “Crying”

Listen to Uno Lady’s cover of Roy Orbison’s “Crying.”

Friendly reminder of Uno Lady’s NPR performance, Thursday April 26, @12:40pm on the  Sound of Applause! You can listen live at 90.3 FM or stream at http://www.ideastream.org/live/wclv

 

Uno Lady LIVE on WCPN Ideastream Sound of Applause, April 26, 12:40pm

My beloved local NPR station has invited me to perform on a the Sound of Applause! You can listen live  at http://www.ideastream.org/live/wclv

The performance will also be streamed via Facebook live. Visit the 90.3 WCPN ideastream® Facebook page this THURSDAY, APRIL 26th at 12:40pm for a special Facebook Live Applause Performance.

Upcoming shows:

May 11 @ with Yonatan Gat, Ma Holos, at The Happy Dog West,  Doors @ 8:30 pm, $8 adv. $10 at door. Presale tickets can be purchased here: http://ticketf.ly/2FzT4qm

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

Music Monday: Watch Space Flower an Uno Lady Improv Performance

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.