Uno Lady (Christa Ebert) sings Summertime. Footage recorded by Christa Ebert in Crescent Meadows in Sequoia National Park, May 2017. Frog samples from Crescent Meadows and beach sounds from Edgewater Park in Cleveland, Ohio.
Summertime was originally composed by George Gershwin from Porgy and Bess.
Peak of Power is a new song from the upcoming album, Osmosis. Uno Lady live from Akron Recording Company, February 8, 2019.
Projections: filmed and edited by Christa Ebert, Uno Lady, as part of her Akron Soul Train artist-in-residency. Audio: Recorded and mastered at Akron Recording Co.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for coming out to the shows last week. I love you, friends. You are what keeps me going. Huge thanks to Akron Soul Train for supporting my vision and breathing life into my project. Thanks to Akron Recording Company for running an amazing recording studio and sharing your space for the public performance. Big thanks to the marvelous McKenzie at Gordon Square Arts District for helping set up the Cleveland show. I wanted to share these lovely photos Arnold Tunstall captured at the Akron Recording Company show. Thanks Arnie.
“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. full article