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

 

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.

 

 

Listen to Bones!

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!

Free download of White Hurricane

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!

 

Watch Uno Lady’s New Video for Bows


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.

 

Uno Lady is an Earthquaker Devices Artist

Photo by Diana Hlywiak

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

 

 

Uno Lady “Tonight You Belong To Me” ~ cover from The Jerk

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.

New Orleans is magical, inspiring, and super friendly.  So much great music! Other musical highlights were Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, and Aurora Nealand (who went to Oberlin College).

Enjoy!

MUSIC MONDAY: New Video for “52-Hertz” ~ Tale of the Loneliest Whale

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. 🙂