Tabitha Fair is the product of a family with rich musical heritage. “Chickasaw” Native American by descent, she was raised in Oklahoma, the daughter of a preacher, and his wife, a musician who ministered through music. Tabitha grew up singing in her father’s church and was heavily influenced by her Gospel roots.
She began making records with her family at age 11. By 15, she made her way to Nashville, where she signed and recorded her first record for Skylight Records. She immediately began to tour the country, playing churches and ministering through her music, while simultaneously taping her own TV show in Tulsa, OK. Back in Nashville, she was quickly discovered by producer Keith Thomas, who soon had her recording and touring with Amy Grant. She began gaining a reputation, and working with other producers such as Tony Brown who had her recording with Wynonna Judd, Faith Hill, Lee Ann Womack, Trisha Yearwood and more. She continued to explore her Gospel roots both as a writer and performer, co-founding Avalon, the highest selling Contemporary Christian group of all time, and working with many legendary Christian artists, Cece Winans, Third Day, Clay Cross, Twyla Paris and Mark Shultz.
Smitten by New York, she moved north to put more focus on her solo career, and soon after received the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s prestigious Abe Ohlman Award, which recognizes writers of great promise. Tabitha has written and recorded with Carole King, co-writing “If We Get Through This” which was featured in the movie “Sum Of All Fears” featuring Ben Affleck and Morgan Freeman. Recognized as a songwriter to watch, she was featured by BMI alongside Norah Jones in their “Artist On The Rise Series”. She was then handpicked to travel to the south of France to Miles Copeland castle songwriter’s retreat to write with some of the industry’s biggest songwriters.
She quickly found her place amongst the A-list singers and musicians in NYC, and has been featured in concert duets with musical greats Sting, Travis Tritt, Michael McDonald, and the legendary Sam Moore (Sam and Dave), with whom she toured the world. Tabitha has performed at both President Clinton and President Obama’s Inaugurations in Washington DC singing alongside musical heavyweights Mary J Blige, Beyonce and James Taylor. Her discography includes feature, lead or background artist credits on many award winning albums including Victor Wooten’s “Ying and Yang”, the movie “Nine”, Amy Grant, Celine Dion, Vanessa Williams, Travis Tritt, Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley new breakaway project, most recently, U2, Rosanne Cash, Bette Midler and Citizen Cope.
Television performances include Hope For Haiti Now Benefit Concert with Jennifer Hudson and Shakira, the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors (past 12 years), and Sting and Trudy’s all-star cast Rainforest Benefit Concert alongside Elton John, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Esperanza Spaulding, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, Debra Harry and Sting... She has been a regular on the Jimmy Fallon Show singing background vocals for The Roots and most recently America’s Got Talent.
Tabitha’s vocal abilities and versatility has offered her the opportunity to perform with The Roots, John Legend, Joss Stone, Sara Bareilles, Snoop Dog, Charlie Wilson, Terence Blanchard, Rita Wilson, Christine Ebersole and landed her national commercial spots with Hanes, V-8, Lays, Gillette Venus, Victoria Secret, E Trade, Bud Light, Maybelline and featured in a nation wide commercial for The Chickasaw Nation.
She has written songs with Grammy nominated songwriter Phil Galdston, Mark Copely, Grammy winning producer Barry Eastman, Louise Goffin, Greg Wells, and multi-Grammy winning songwriter/producer Desmond Child.
As a solo artist, Tabitha has been performing sold out solo shows all over NYC’s club scene.