Born in Lompoc, CA in 1947, Margie was raised by a newspaper publisher and piano teacher in a household pulsing with politics and culture. She began playing the piano as soon as she could climb up on the piano bench. Her performance career was launched in 1973 at an open mic session at Kate Millett's legendary Sacramento Women's Music Festival.
From early celebrity as a feminist singer-songwriter, she developed the unique interplay of piano and voice, lyric and melody, of spirit and talk that is the unique theatre of Margie Adam. A composer as we ll as a songwriter, she introduced a special brand of pop-jazz solo piano music to audiences and helped establish women's music as a political and cultural force.