• Inspirations
  • Uno Lady is Awarded 2018 Panza Foundation Grant

    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’s Panza Foundation awards 2018 funding to four music acts

    “By Nikki Delamotte, cleveland.com

    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.”

    read full article here

     

  • Shows/Events
  • NOV 4: SPACES In Wonderland Annual Benefit + Art Auction + Costume Party

    SPACES In Wonderland

    Annual Benefit + Art Auction + Costume Party

    Saturday, November 04, 2017, 6:30PM – 12:00AM

    SPACES honors Fred & Laura Ruth Bidwell during our Annual Benefit + Art Auction + Costume Party, SPACES In Wonderland. Join our madcap adventures in Wonderland (Hingetown) as we chase the White Rabbit, race the Dodo Bird, get tied up with the Tweedles, wrap with the bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beat the Queen of Hearts at her own game. Dress up as your favorite Lewis Carroll character or glam it up cocktail party-style for one of the most spirited art events of the year. Guests will criss cross through the SPACES galleries lined with work from over 75 artists, including a specially curated section where the proceeds from art sales will go directly to the SPACES capital campaign.

    Purchase tickets or sponsor the event, and bid on artworks, here.

    PARTY DETAILS
    6:30 pm – 8 pm / VIP Preview / $150 ticket
    Includes preview of the auction art, the opportunity to purchase art with a guaranteed purchase price, entertainment by the fantastical Uno Lady, hearty hors d’oeuvres, live music, an open bar, 1 drink ticket for after the open bar closes, and preferred parking, plus a few surprises….

    8 pm – 1 am / General Admission / $50 ticket
    Includes a bid number, guaranteed purchase price option, light hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment by DJ April Bleakney, and cash bar.

    10 pm – Midnight / Dance Party / $10 ticket
    Includes light hors d’oeuvres, live DJ entertainment, and cash bar.

     

     

  • Audio/Visual
  • 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

     

     

  • Shows/Events
  • PorchRokr Fest in Akron- Uno Lady in the Beer Garden at 3pm

    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 

  • Shows/Events
  • Save the Date: AUG 27th~ Kaki King & Uno Lady at the Beachland Ballroom


    Sunday, August 27th, 2017
    $20 ADV / $25 DOS / ALL AGES / BEACHLAND BALLROOM
    Kaki King  & Uno Lady

     

    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.

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  • Shows/Events
  • Listen to Swamp Thing + Show at 3204 Lorain Tonight!

    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!

  • Shows/Events
  • Uno Lady: Small Hall Concert at Transformer Station June 8th, 7pm

    Uno Lady will perform a at the Transformer Station, Thursday, June 8th at 7pm. Admission is limited to 50 guests and tickets can be purchased in advance at transformerstation.eventbrite.com

    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

    Photo by Melissa Auf Der Maur, Channels
    Photo by Nick Zinner, 3D Dublin

    THEM! Will be showing at the Transformer Station May 19 – August 13, 2017

  • Music Mondays
  • 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 Mondays
  • 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. 🙂

  • Audio/Visual
  • Check out Uno Lady’s EarthQuaker Session: “Underground”

    I visited EarthQuaker Devices in Akron, Ohio to record this new song I wrote, “Underground.”

    Video by Chris Tran, Brad Throla and Jess France. Audio recorded by Jeff France at EarthQuaker Audio Recording Laboratory.

    EarthQuaker Devices built me a pedal board and now my sound library feels limitless. I’m sonically inspired – like a  jolt to my creative process. I’m playing around with Avalanche Run, Disaster Transport Sr., Levitation, Arpaniod, Bows, Afterneath, Transmisser, The Depths, Night Wire, and the Organizer. Check out each device here. EarthQuaker Devices pedals are handmade by fellow musicians and music lovers in Akron, Ohio and have a lifetime warranty.

    Check out “EarthQuaker Session: Uno Lady – “Underground”

    AKRON, OH – “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.

    In this performance of “Underground” she uses the Bows’ treble mode with the Afterneath and Disaster Transport SR to craft an ambient, slightly overdriven wordless backing vocal that sits tight in the mix before adding the melody. From her DIY suitcase podium, she builds layer upon intertwining layer of call-and-response vocal patterns that lift off into a dreamlike fugue state before engaging the Avalanche Run at the song’s end, using the reverse function to bring it all tumbling down, down to the “underground” of the song’s namesake.” Arron Rogers, EQD