Margie Adam is owner of Pleiades Records, an independent record label, which has produced nine recordings:
Performances and Collaboration
Opening performance of “We Shall Go Forth!” at the March for Women’s Lives in Washington, DC in April 2004. This march was attended by one million pro-choice people.
“At The Edge: A Conversation Between Seeker and Activist” with music and the labyrinth launched October 2002 with Lauren Artress, founder of Veriditas, The World-Wide Labyrinth Project. The collaboration includes conversation, song, story-telling, labyrinth walk accompanied by piano improvisation and discussion.
Shared the stage with performers Bonnie Raitt and Lily Tomlin as well as feminist activists Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker and Kate Millet, among others.
National Women’s Political Caucus Tour: On the Road for Women’s Rights (a 20-city concert tour raising funds for feminist candidates running for office).
Mainstage performance at 1993 Lesbian, Gay and Bi March on Washington.
Associate Producer & Manager
Associate Producer for “No Secret Anymore: The Times of Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon” Premiered in 2003. Directed by Joan Biren and produced by Dee Mosbacher of WomanVision Films.
Associate Producer for “Radical Harmonies: A History of Women’s Music.” Premiered 2002. Directed and produced by Dee Mosbacher of WomanVision Films.
Campaign fund-raiser for U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Al Gore, Alan Cranston. Also fund-raiser for progressive organizations including Emily’s List, National Women’s Music Festival, Veriditas and National Center for Lesbian Rights.
Coordinated the “Three of Hearts” national tour, a series of concerts co-starring Margie and two other solo pianists, Liz Story and Barbara Higbie.
Recordings by Other Artists
“Something About Us” from Soon and Again included on David Benoit’s 2001 CD compilation, Songs without Words, a Windham Hill Piano Collection.
Dusty Springfield’s 1974 rendition of Margie’s song, “Beautiful Soul” released posthumously on Hip-O Records. The Collection is called Beautiful Soul: The ABC/Dunhill Collection.
“Best Friend -The Unicorn Song” recorded by Peter, Paul & Mary, among others.
“Having Been Touched (Tender Lady)” recorded by Holly Near on her current release, Simply Love: The Women’s Music Collection. Also recorded by Cris Williamson on Changer And The Changed.
Songs Used for National Projects
Selections from Naked Keys and Soon and Again, Margie’s solo piano recordings, used extensively as musical interludes on National Public Radio.
“For All the Times” from Naked Keys used to accompany First Lady Barbara Bush’s Literacy Project public service announcements aired on network TV.
“How Many?” from Another Place used for AIDS Memorial Quilt Display ceremonies and AIDS Walks.
Awarded the Lifetime Achievement in Women’s Music Award at the 22nd National Women’s Music Festival 1997.
“We Shall Go Forth!” placed in Division of Political History at the Smithsonian Institution.
Print, Radio and Television
- Christian Science Monitor
- Houston Chronicle
- Washington Post
- Chicago Tribune
- USA Today
- Boston Globe
- New York Times
- San Diego Union
Extensive coverage on progressive AM and FM stations including the Pacifica Network and
National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” “The Morning Edition” and “Horizons.”
Live performance/interviews on NBC’s “Today Show,” CNBC’s “Real Personal;”
CNN’s “Entertainment Today;” and news segments in most major media markets.
Festivals, Conventions and Celebrations
- All major Women’s Music Festivals
(Michigan, National, West Coast, etc.)
- Lambda Legal Defense & Ed. Fund
- Women in Law Conference
- Women in Psychology Conference
- N.O.W. National and State Conferences
- N.W.P.C. National and State Conventions
- National Women’s Studies Conferences
- Women’s Health Conferences
Theatres and Clubs
- Constitution Hall-Washington, DC
- Coliseum-Houston Convention Center
- Wilshire-Ebell Theatre-Los Angeles
- Bottom Line-New York
- Second City-Chicago
- Lyric Theatre-Kansas City
- Zellerbach Auditorium-Berkeley
- Berklee Performance Hall-Boston