Uno Lady’s Performance on WCPN 90.3FM Ideastream Sound of Ideas Community Tour

WCPM- 90.3FM Ideastream NPR- Uno Lady is Christa Ebert, who calls herself a one-woman choir. She uses digital equipment, a keyboard, her voice and live looping to create an enchanting wall of sound. This year, she traveled to France to participate in an artist-in-residency at Chateau Orquevaux. In 2018, she received an Akron Soul Train Fellowship and was a Panza Foundation awardee. Christa Ebert is now a board member of the Panza Foundation.

You can listen to the Sound of Idea’s Community Tour NEO Artist Showcase here 

Here she is, as Uno Lady, performing, “Sanguineous” and “Don’t Break My Heart,” which features Roseanne Safros (drums), Theresa May (trumpet) and Beth Hiser (bass).

Listen to the new record, OSMOSIS on Volar Records. You can stream, buy digital or order a limited edition green vinyl here.

PBS WCPN 90.3 Ideastreams’ The Sound of Ideas Community Tour Airs Today

I was fortune enough to be a part of PSB/ WVIS Ideastream’s 2019 The Sound of Ideas Community Tour, NEO Artist Showcase. The show will be airing this morning at 9am on WCPN 90.3. 

Listen at 90.3FM if your in the Cleveland area or stream at https://www.ideastream.org/programs/sound-of-ideas/the-sound-of-ideas-community-tour-neo-artist-showcase

Photo by Phil Kidd

Northeast Ohio has an incredibly talented and diverse arts scene, including many award-winning performers in all kinds of disciplines. The Sound of Ideas Community Tour gathered some of the best and brightest artists in the area to performed in an artist showcase at the Beachland Ballroom in Collinwood, on December 11.

Review: One Woman Ghost Choir: ‘Uno Lady’ Casts Her Spell On Campus

YOUNGSTOWN, OH–  Christa “Uno Lady” Ebert performed at the McDonough Museum of Art on Nov. 6 as part of the MUSE series, which features “innovative expressions of contemporary culture.” The MUSE series serves to bring groundbreaking new music and dynamic collaborations to enrich the culture of Northeast Ohio…

Junior theatre studies major Elizabeth Sabo attended the event and witnessed much more than she expected. “I loved Uno Lady, and the theme of innovative expression was nailed by her performance. Her use of pedals and tracks changed the listener’s perspective of what to expect next.” …

Delanie Fairchild, an attendee from Canfield, went into the show not knowing what genre Uno Lady was going to offer “I was incredibly impressed. It’s amazing to see what can be created with such little. Her style was unique and she had a really memorable voice. I loved the covers because I was able to appreciate her unique style and take on songs I had already known and loved,” she said….

The Jambar, Cailey Barnhart

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Cleveland’s one-woman band Uno Lady is going places (including France)

“CLEVELAND, Ohio – Uno Lady is going places. Literally, and musically. Cleveland’s one-woman choir is the recipient of two new fellowships, one in Akron and the other in France, that are sending her in new musical directions as well as across the globe.” FULL ARTICLE 

Please consider helping support my travel to France through GoFundMe
 https://www.gofundme.com/unolady

 

 

Read CAN Journal Article, “Makers: Christa Ebert, AKA Uno Lady”

“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 

 

 

Akron Soul Train: Full Steam Ahead

Akron Soul Train announces 2018-19 fellows; nearly doubles number of artists supported

CANVAS MAGAZINE, CLEVELAND – “After supporting a total of seven local artists since its inception in 2016, the Akron Soul Train announced its latest class of fellows would nearly double that figure.

Thirteen emerging and established artists will serve as Akron Soul Train fellows from September 2018 to August 2019, including the program’s first artist of color, first non-Ohioan and first two musicians, says Natalie Grieshammer, Akron Soul Train arts and programming manager.

The Akron Soul Train fellowship selection committee reviewed 70 applications. Each of the 13 selected 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 is thrilled to be supporting so many new artists this fellowship round. Expanding the number of artists we support allows us to not only validate the role of excellent local and regional artists, but helps enrich the greater Akron arts landscape,” Grieshammer says. “Since each fellow will be creating and leading a community program, Akron area residents will have opportunities to engage with each artists’ unique creative perspective in ways that they may not usually get to.”…

Christa Ebert, of Cleveland, is a musician widely known as Uno Lady. She blends elements of jazz, doo wop, ’60s pop and folk through her voice, electronic pedals and unconventional instruments.” – By Marissa Nichol

 

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Uno Lady is an Akron Soul Train Fellow

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

 

 

May 20: One-Woman Band Uno Lady & Cartoon Music Sextet Play Ohio City House Concert

Cool Cleveland – “The Mechanic Street house concerts, held in the living room of Ohio City residents Joel Elvery and Lynn Phares generally feature Americana/roots-style artists from around the country, looking for intimate settings to play while on tour.

This week they’ll be hosting a pair of local artists they believe people ought to hear.

Christa Ebert aka Uno Lady constructs her intriguing earworms of tunes using by mixing and looping her own voice, adding layer after layer to create a billowing cloud of ethereal sound. She’s been developing her act for a decade, and won Cuyahoga Arts and Culture’s Creative Workforce Fellowship for her unusual approach to pop music.

By contrast to Ebert’s one-woman show, Powerhouse 5 features six noted Cleveland jazz musicians who will somehow shoehorn themselves into the living room to perform the music of Raymond Scott who composed classic cartoon music in the ’40s and ’50s and was a major influence on the entire genre with his offbeat, lighthearted compositions.

It’s a $20 suggested donation, all of which goes to the artists. To make a reserve and learn the exact location, email mechanicstreetmusic@yahoo.com. doors open at 6:30, music starts at 7pm.”