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.
Ten years ago today was the first Uno Lady show.
It was Coffinberry, Sun God, and Uno Lady at Pat’s in the Flats for the annual Thanksgiving Day bash. I was lucky enough to play with my two favorite Cleveland bands at the time. These photos are by the talented Lou Muenz.
Look at these Coffinbabies!
Here is “Orange Floats,” and “I only got 2 Days,” songs I would have performed that night. You can download them for free.
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.”
SPACES honors Fred & Laura Ruth Bidwell during our Annual Benefit + Art Auction + Costume Party, SPACES In Wonderland. Purchase tickets or sponsor the event, and bid on artworks, here.
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 is playing PorchRokr Music and Arts Festival This Saturday at 3pm. The Performance will be on the Earthquaker Devices Beer Garden Stage on the corner of South Rose Blvd & Augusta Ave. near Will Christy Park (map).
Highland Square’s annual PorchRokr Music and Art Festival transforms the verandas of one of Akron’s most historic and eclectic neighborhoods into one-day art studios and concert venues. Thousands of locals and out-of-towners rock out to some 130 diverse musicians and artists, using both area residences and business establishments as their personal stage. The festival rotates each year among four sections of Highland Square to encourage spontaneous interaction among all its neighbors.
Below is the map and line up and here is a link to the brochure
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” composer and guitarist Kaki King is a true iconoclast. Over the past 13 years the Brooklyn-based artist has released 8 extraordinarily diverse and distinctive albums, performed with such icons as Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and The Mountain Goats, contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks including Golden Globe-nominated work on Sean Penn’s Into The Wild, and played to an increasingly fervent following of music lovers on innumerable world tours.
Her latest work, “The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body,” is Kaki at her visionary best: deconstructing and redefining the role of solo instrumental artist though virtuoso technique, insatiable imagination, and boundless humanity. This groundbreaking new multi-media performance uses projection mapping to present the guitar as an ontological tabula rasa in a creation myth unlike any other, where luminous visions of Genesis and death, textures, and skins, are cast onto her signature Ovation Adamas guitar which has been customized specifically for this production.
In addition to her own solo work, Kaki sometimes performs accompanied by NYC-based string quartet ETHEL. She has also performed at Carnegie Hall, premiering a classical piece commissioned by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang.
Check out the new song, “Swamp Thing” inspired by Grace Frank’s paper mask.
You can hear this song live and see the mask tonight at 3204 Lorain Gallery for Some Nice People Made Some Nice Things! Come see what local artists Grace Frank, Erin Guido and John Paul Costello have been up to. Uno Lady performance at half time #CAVS
You can win the Swamp Thing mask, an Uno Lady record, and other sweet art through the $5 raffle. Details in post below. See you there!
We’re doing another raffle! You could win an original paper mask by Grace Frank, an Uno Lady t shirt and record, a cheetoh painting or a mystery item from Erin Guido! Tickets are $5/each and there’s no limit. We will pick the winners Friday night at “some nice people made some nice things”! ***if you’d like to buy a ticket but can’t make it this Friday you can purchase them from me. Venmo – @MikeSobeck PayPal – firstname.lastname@example.org
Most of the songs for this set were crafted just for this show. The performance is part of the exhibit “THEM!, a group showcase centered around music and photography. Artists include Melissa Auf der Maur, Tim Davis, Joseph Desler Costa, Jacob Koestler, Darin Mickey and Nick Zinner. Representing large commercial bands such as Hole, Smashing Pumpkins and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Melissa Auf der Maur and Nick Zinner separate their artistic practice, their photography and music functioning as separate entities.”
– Transformer Station
THEM! Will be showing at the Transformer Station May 19 – August 13, 2017