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.

OSMOSIS Premieres Today

Art-pop songstress Uno Lady is releasing new album on Volar Records. You can listen to the digital premiere today. Osmosis assimilates sounds and styles from ’60s pop, doo wop, folk, and soul. Preorder limited edition green vinyl and digital album at https://volarrecords.bandcamp.com/album/uno-lady-osmosis-lp

You can also listen on Spotify 

Listen to the new song – Sasquatch Disco

Listen to the new song – Sasquatch Disco. Featuring field recordings in the woods, crunching leaves, skipping stones, and turkey tail mushrooms as percussion.

Artwork by Michelle Droll, a super talented artist and Akron Soul Train Fellow. To support my trip to France, Michelle commissioned me to write a disco song about Sasquatch. Sasquatch is a metaphor for creating, an elusive yet familiar monster lurking on the fringe. Thanks again for your support. Please give a listen.

 

Photos from the Akron Soul Train artist-in-residency performance

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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for coming out to the shows last week. I love you, friends. You are what keeps me going. Huge thanks to Akron Soul Train for supporting my vision and breathing life into my project. Thanks to Akron Recording Company for running an amazing recording studio and sharing your space for the public performance.  Big thanks to the marvelous McKenzie at Gordon Square Arts District  for helping set up the Cleveland show.  I wanted to share these lovely photos Arnold Tunstall captured at the Akron Recording Company show. Thanks Arnie.

Ps. Have you heard I’m going to France?

 

 

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 

 

 

NOV 30- Uno Lady at Happy Dog for Panza Foundation Benefit

PERFORMANCES by the 2018 Panza Foundation bands: The Village Bicycle, Uno Lady, FreshProduce, and Pillars.

HUGE RAFFLE of musical gear, services, and other awesome stuff.  The Panza Foundation will also announce the bands it is supporting in 2019.  Have a good time and support the local, independent music scene. link to event page 

Happy Dog West
5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH
7pm doors, 9pm show
$8
www.panzafoundation.org

 

 

 

 

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

 

Full article