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Song In Christmas Movie - April 6, 2018

Yes, My song "Is It Too Late To Be Good Santa?" will be featured in the upcoming movie, Christmas Crashers. Still in pre-production.

Easter Seals Video - January 16, 2016

2015 simple exploded with the arrival of a new Easter Seals Project. "Take Me As I Am" was written and produced by Marita. Uke tracks included.

LA Agent - December 12, 2014

My LA Agent, Mark, just signed one of my new songs to his roster. In showbiz speak that means he will be pitching it to various markets. Keeping my fingers crossed.

God Save The Queen - June 15, 2014

Brilliant! Just heard from my agent and he tells me my music will be playing in the UK store wide in McDonald's, Subway, Laura Ashley and DW Sports. 

I'm on Facebook - February 11, 2014

Check out my new Facebook page:

Title of page is: Marita Brake: Singer Songwriter

You can friend me too or like the page.

I Love to hear from you. Some new pictures of me too.

WOS Airing Times - December 4, 2013

Women of Substance radio will be airing, "Is It Too Late To Be Good, Santa?" Nov. 29th-Dec.2 on Wednesday 1-6 (CT) plus in the random mix throughout the holiday season. Also featuring two of my favorite performers on the Wed. shows, Nora Jones and Over The Rhine.

Women Of Substance Radio - November 13, 2013

Once again, a BIG thank you to Women of Substance radio for airing "Is It Too Late To Be Good, Santa?" beginning Nov. 29th. Go to:

Vachel's Cup - October 2, 2013

Marita's latest essay, "Vachel's Cup" is featured in The Illinois Times, Vol. 39 No.7

Check it out.

Garden of Earthly Delights - September 3, 2013

Sandy Baksys writer for did a lovely piece,

"Stankaitis Garden of Earthly Delights" on my paternal grandmother.

She featured some lovely family photos and even mentioned me.

A lovely step back in time! Miss you Grandma. 

Article featured in August 31st edition of "lithspringfield".




Featured In Illinois Times - August 24, 2013

Marita's latest essay, "Mr. Lincoln's Curtains" was just featured in the Illinois Times, August 15 edition. It will be archived so you can catch it that way too. Just go to The Illinois Times and enter "Mr. Lincoln's Curtains" in the search.

Three Cheers for WOS - July 2, 2013

Once again, Women of Substance Radio is featuring my music (for three months, this time). Check them out at:

Crystal Blue Radio - June 25, 2013

Marita's music to be featured on Crystal Blue Radio, talk about Crystal Blue persuasion! Details soon! Stay tuned.

ONE WORLD RADIO - May 5, 2013

Thanks to One World Radio ( for airing some of my music on their program, Perfect Remedy, in the UK. Thanks Chrissie and Steve

Daily Unsigned Review - March 20, 2013

Special thanks to Daily Unsigned for reviewing "Shaken Not Stirred" saying,

"cool sound and clever lyrics".

Also, thanks to Women of Substance Radio for airing "By The River".

"Invisible" on Youtube - March 1, 2013

Wow! I love what the film crew did with "Invisible" (written by myself and Gretchen Meyer). Gretchen is singing. Check out:

Invisible 2013 Easter Seals Central Illinois on Youtube.

Maui Matchmaker - February 2, 2013

I've had my music used in some fairly unique forums, but this is a first for me., a dating service is playing my song, St. Valentine, on their opening page. Beautiful visuals too. Check it out!

New On Youtube - January 11, 2013

Thanks to fan, randomstuff100 for posting "The Bonnie Prince of Why" from The Celtic Rose on youtube.

Plus, 3,000 hits for "Is It Too Late To Be Good Santa?"

2012 was a very good year.

2013, even better.

Best of 2012 - December 29, 2012

Big thanks to Koop Kooper, host of Cocktail Nation (an internationally syndicated radio show) for choosing "Shaken Not Stirred" in the "best of 2012" releases. Thanks Koop!

Koop's show originates in Sydney, Australia.

Will It Play in the UK? - November 30, 2012

My agent in LA informs me that "Is It Too Late To Be Good Santa?" is playing in retail stores across the UK. Brilliant!

Instint Anceztors - October 1, 2012

No that is not a typo, I am deep in the new book I am writing, "Instint

Anceztors". It's a book for anyone who is Ancestor Impaired. Or perhaps, had ancestors a little on the boring side.  Complete with your ancestors' pictures and mementos, this book is a hilarious look at your new "adopted"

ancestral past. So music is on hold for a bit, until this project is finished.

More details later.

Homegrown Tomatoes! - September 23, 2012

Always one of my favorite songs to sing, "Homegrown Tomatoes"

written by Guy Clark, is featured on a homegrown video made by two people growing tomatoes on the dashboard of their car!  Don't know these folks, but they are a hoot. Check them out at: My song starts about 2:20 in the video.

INDIE 104 - August 1, 2012

Thanks to LA Radio Station INDIE104 and iRadioLA for selecting my song, "Shaken Not Stirred" as part of their playlist. It's in their rotation now, check it out.

New Song Book out! - July 15, 2012

Thank you, publisher, Hal Leonard, for including my song "I Am One" in the newly released, 101 Inspiring Songs Fake Book. Kudos to editors, Charylu Roberts and Doug Lebow. Check it out!

3 New Videos - May 10, 2012

Hooray for fan, Kyle Links, who posted three new videos on youtube

featuring my songs from the Celtic Rose CD: Check out "Maiden In The Meadow Mist" "By The River" and "The Celtic Rose".  This is the first time songs from The Celtic Rose have been featured on youtube. Thanks Kyle!

Anand Bhatt and Marita. - May 7, 2012

Sonicwaves International chose Marita to collaborate with platinum artist, Anand Bhatt, on a new children's album. The CD will feature songs about racial harmony and respecting one another. No release date, as of yet.

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