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Blair Tefkin writes “artful pop suffused with a darkly comic outlook”; mordant, wistful and wry. Her musical sensibility runs the gamut from rock to pop to cabaret and everywhere in between.
In 1998, Blair played bass and sang major dates across the U.S. on the Lilith Fair tour with her former band, Lucie Gamelon. Their EP, Everything Is Nice [PolyGram International], was described by Puncture Magazine as: “Short on material, long on substance and leaves the craving sensation that smacks of sugar and sex.” She released her solo CD, Shocked and Devastated in 2001.
Her one woman show, In the Land of the Giants, a tragicomedy with music, won glowing reviews during its 2004 run at the 2nd Stage. The L.A. Weekly called it “Painfully funny . . . a remarkably enjoyable evening of tuneful self-deprecation.” The Los Angeles Times wrote: " Hilarious tales of minor celebrity and humiliation. Deceptively breezy. Witty.”
As an actress, Blair is probably best known for her role as Robin Maxwell on the sci-fi classic V and as Chris Elliot's love interest on the iconic sitcom Get A Life.
Blair was a longtime member of L.A.’s famed improv group, the Groundlings. She starred in their hit production, Just Like the Pom Pom Girls, for which she won L.A. Weekly and Dramalogue awards her comedic turn as Baby Bump. The play was later turned into the film, A Sinful Life, in which she also starred.
In addition to performing her own material, Blair writes songs for film and television. A number of her works have appeared on soundtracks including Glen Ballard's Clubland and The Anniversary Party in which she also appears, singing her song, If Your Love Is True.
Blair has been performing new material around Los Angeles, most recently at Poetic Research Bureau and Stories Bookstore in Echo Park. Look for more appearances in 2020 and the debut of her new show, Death Is Always on the Way, A Comedy in early 2021 . . .