Nancy Wilson, an Ohio native, passed away last week. Her voice was phenomenal and this song makes my heart ooze happiness. I hope you like it.
I’m ecstatic to announce I’ve been named an Akron Soul Train fellow. It is a privilege and an honor to be a part of the fellowship program. Thank you for the opportunity to share my art and support my work.
“Akron Soul Train (AST) is thrilled to support 13 new local and regional artists from September 2018 through August 2019. The AST Fellowship Selection Committee reviewed 70 applications and selected a wide variety of excellent visual and performing artists, ranging from emerging to more established. Each artist 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
For Music Monday, while I prep for Saturday’s show in NYC, I’d like to share, “The Story Of Everybody” off the Tacocat 7″ (2010). This song has been hitting home lately. Flashback to when I had the time consuming idea to wood burn all the lyrics into taco shells.
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.
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!
Bows was written, recorded, and filmed by Uno Lady (Christa Ebert). Song created with vocals through pedals and inspired by the Earthquaker Devices pedal, Bows, rhymes about tying shoes, and remedies for forgetfulness.
Other pedals used in the song are Disaster Transport SR, Afterneath, all compiled on a Boss RC-30 loop pedal.
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