Unwoman (aka Erica Mulkey) is a San Francisco-based cellist-singer-songwriter and the recipient of the 2013 Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice Award for Best Solo Musician. Layered with skillful cello, rich vocals, and electronically arranged beats, her music is a futuristic homage to her classical training. Unwoman’s solo performances have been featured at major steampunk, goth, and sci-fi-related events all over the United States. Extremely versatile, able to perform with no amplification, just cello and voice (“acacella”), on acoustic or electric cello, with or without live looping, or with full backing tracks, she also plays the piano, cello banjo, and theremin. She has gained notoriety for her collaborations as well, including Amanda Palmer, Abney Park, Stripmall Architecture, Voltaire, Rasputina, Jill Tracy, Vernian Process, Caustic, MC Frontalot, Jody Ellen, Nathaniel Johnstone Band, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, and Attrition.