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!
VIDEO CREATED BY MILISA COLEMAN AND CHRISTA EBERT.
This summer, Maelstrom Collaborative Arts hosted an event called Bricolage, which paired up Cleveland creators who had never met to make an original, new fusion work. Christa Ebert and MiLisa Coleman crafted this video, “In The Dust Of Gale” reflecting on overconsumption.
My face hurts from smiling. I love the Panza Foundation and am honored to be a recipient of their generosity. They provide something truly unique and very much needed in the Cleveland music community. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland’s non-profit Panza Foundation will give cash grants in 2018 to four local musical projects: Hip-hop duo FreshProduce., sludge metal act Pillars, avant-garde pop vocalist Uno Lady and indie rockers The Village Bicycle…
In addition to playing dozens of shows this past year, experimental “one woman choir” Uno Lady became an Earthquaker Devices artist, and now incorporates many of Akron-made pedals into her creations. She was also part of Dark Songs, a week-long collaborative songwriting festival at the Holiday Music Motel in Sturgeon Bay, WI which ends with a two day show at their local performance art theater, Third Avenue Playhouse. This coming year, Uno Lady plans to write and record a new album with the support of the Panza Foundation.”
I am pleased to announced Uno Lady has partnered with Earthquaker Devices and is a featured artist. Their pedals have become a key component in my performances. They are also locally made in Akron, Ohio, by great people, and have a lifetime warranty.
Visit the Uno Lady featured artist page at earthquakerdevices.com/uno-lady
Watch the Uno Lady’s Earthquaker Devices Session
“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…” (full article here)- Earthquaker Devices
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.
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
“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.
The version of “Washed Away” that we recorded together will be out in October. I’ll be sure to share it 🙂
At every show I perform at my own tiny desk. This portable podium was hand crafted from a vintage suitcase. “All Right Now” is about living in the moment and the pursuit of a greater good.
Love these dudes! I’m lucky enough to share a stage with some of my favorite musicians.
Tony Cross, drums
Nick Cross, guitar
Matt Charboneau, Bass.
Check out the rest of the videos and don’t for get to subscribe.
Video recorded by Lauren Voss, www.vimeo.com/laurenvoss. Audio recorded by Brian Straw at Survival Kit, www.survivalkitgallery.org
Heather is a wonderful woman. It was her hands that made the crafty, colorful magic of each vinyl at Gotta Groove Records. After watching this video, I got to admit, she is kinda my hero.
“What drives people to do? What motivates a person to wake up and do something? Passion. It is a driving force in many people. It’s what drives me and many others to continue on. Heather Gmucs, a woman of strong passion, works at Gotta Groove Records, a vinyl record press plant in Cleveland, Ohio. Throughout her time on this planet, she has made music her priority and eventually, her life. Heather has surrounded every aspect of her life with music. Her friends, her career, and her hobbies all reflect the passion she radiates. She loves pressing records at Gotta Groove. As she has said to me before, “I get to do art on other people’s art, and that’s fucking cool to be a part of.” Balance is a struggle many of us face. How much time do you give to what you love versus what actually pays your rent. Heather has found a balance between Gotta Groove and the several bands she plays in. She can still take small tours, and still have food in the fridge. If there is anything I want the viewer to take from her story, it is to do what you love and what makes you happy.”
By Tyler Hill –Vimeo