Listen to Uno Lady’s cover of Roy Orbison’s “Crying.”
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.
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!
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
I’m pretty excited to share with you my cover of “Tonight You Belong To Me!”
I visited New Orleans for an environmental conference, took advantage of the location and explored every chance I had. A pal of mine mentioned checking out the Spotted Cat, a music venue on Frenchman Street. The final night was unforgettable. I heard one of my favorite song played live for the first time. The Jumbo Shrimp Jazz Band performed “Tonight You Belong to Me” and I belted along from the audience.
The song was originally written in 1926 by lyricist Billy Rose and composer Lee David. The versions I’m most familiar with are Patience and Prudence and the adorable scene with Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters in The Jerk.
There is a creature that roams the Pacific. The calls and travel patterns have been documented for over 20 years. At 52 Hertz, the frequency is 2-3 times higher than the calls of a blue whale. The cries drift on unanswered. It has been named the loneliest whale in the world.
For music Monday I decided to mash up some old footage with this song. “52 Hertz” was recorded live by Jeff France at EarthQuaker Audio Recording Laboratory. The shaky footage was shot by yours truly from a 2013 trip to Cape Cod, MA and a whale watching tour in Provincetown that J Mascis happened to be on.
This song was written in 2015 by Christa Ebert, Tarl Knight, and Dan Smrz in Sturgeon Bay, WI at the Holiday Music Motel. You can hear the original version here (Performed by: Christa Ebert – vocals, saw / Tarl Knight – Rhodes keyboard, vocals / Dan Smrz – drums, cymbals / Julia McConahay – violin).
To end on a positive note – some articles say, “The world’s loneliest whale may not be alone after all” – BBC Earth
Let me know what you think. 🙂