Erica Dee Mah

Erica Dee Mah is a singer-songwriter, storyteller, and contemporary guzheng player based in Whitehorse, Yukon. In 2022, she released “The Sargasso Season”, an original collection of songs written on the traditional 21-stringed Chinese zither. The album is an exploration of sounds and possibilities on the versatile instrument, and seeks out a place for the guzheng in Canadian folk-roots music. Erica writes about transoceanic journeys, Chinese-Canadian identity across generations, and finding connection in new landscapes. Exclaim! Magazine named her one of the “must-hear” emerging artists in Canada, and she was featured on CBC Music alongside artists like the Polaris Music Prize finalists, Pantayo, who are incorporating Asian heritage into their music. Erica has performed at festivals and arts centres across Western Canada, and is known for weaving well-crafted stories into her performance. She often performs with her husband, Darcy McCord, a classically-trained cellist, and together they create a unique orchestral folk sound. Erica’s performances are intimate, innovative, and captivating, sure to transport audiences to another world.