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Retro Cocktail Hour - May 7, 2012

More airplay....Retro Cocktail Hour, hosted by Darrell Brogdon, Kansas Public Radio. Sat. 7-9 (central). Thanks Darrell!

Cocktail Nation!!! - April 17, 2012

G'day to all you would be Aussies! Koop Koopers program,

Cocktail Nation, started airing "Shaken Not Stirred" this month

on his program originating out of Sydney. Plus he is also carried by The Penthouse, (NYC) Sundays at noon. 

WOS airplay - April 17, 2012

One of my favorite internet stations, Women of Substance Radio! This month they are featuring

one of my songs from my first CD, The Road I Took To You. "Home" will be in the rotation for their

"Women In Harmony" program all this month at 3-7pm ET and 12-4pm on Wed. Sat. Sunday.

Sam's Journal - March 24, 2012

A few weeks ago, one of my guitar students, Sam Jackson, asked to interview me for a school project, as one of the most interesting people he knows. So herewith I give you snippets of Sam's take on me.

"Marita was born in Springfield, Il. date unknown (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) In spite of attending Sacred Heart Grade School, the one with the mean nuns, she turned out fine."

"Marita started playing the guitar when she was ten and couldn't get enough of it like a crack addict who has a lifetime supply of crack."

"Marita has touched the souls and hearts of many........without Marita all of her students would have to learn guitar from a boring, non-inspirational mentor that had no sense of humor........that is why everyone loves the mystical and wonderous, Marita Brake."

For more: See my Facebook page with Sam's picture.


NYC Radio Play - March 22, 2012

Wow! Lucky me! The Penthouse jazz programming for NYC is playing "Shaken Not Stirred" in rotation with other artists such as Diana Krall and Tony Bennett. This is a very cosmopolitan, cool club, classy and global station. To make a request go to: Special thanks to Bob Perry.

A Perfect 10! - February 23, 2012

"My Turn" one of my latest compositions has just been featured in an Easter Seals video. Sung by Gretchen Meyer, written and co-produced by myself. This will be our tenth year for working with Easter Seals producing music for various projects. You can find it at youtube under my name or Easter Seals.

All Stirred Up - January 3, 2012

Shaken Not Stirred now on youtube. Through the artistry of Jeff Williams, a new edgy video is posted on youtube at:


Shaken Not Stirred by Marita Brake, Marilyn Monroe meets Mad Men!

Check it out!

Shaken Not Stirred - December 15, 2011

Marilyn Monroe meets Mad Men, sorta. Marita's newest digital release, Shaken Not Stirred, is now available as a download at Check it out. Only .99! Cheers!

2200 Hits for Santa! - December 2, 2011

Wow! 2200 plus hits on youtube for "Is It Too Late To be Good Santa?"

And Unity Radio FM Played Marita's "Woman of Faith". They are a satellite station on XM. Also archived it. Show aired 12/1/2011.

Shaken Not Stirred! - November 20, 2011

"Shaken Not Stirred" goes to video. One of Marita's newest creations, "Shaken Not Stirred" goes into video creation this week.

Kari-On Productions of Evans, Georgia is handling the technical creation. This is the second video Marita has done with them. Last year they created the youtube sensation,"Is It Too Late To be Good, Santa?"

No word yet on release date.

Celtic Roots Radio! Yes! - November 19, 2011

Thanks goes out to Celtic Roots Radio for playing "By The River" from the Celtic Rose. It is also part of their podcast. Check it out!

In Lithuania? - November 6, 2011

Many of you know my that some of my familial roots are in Lithuania. Well, guess what? Through the magic of CD BABY

you can now upload my music in Lithuania!!!! And several other Baltic countries including Bosnia!

"You might be a little bit happier, living a little south of Latvia!"

_from "Lithuanian Blond"   Marita Brake


Marita's Newest Project - October 16, 2011">What an honor and opportunity to be included in an upcoming New Thought Songbook from Hal Leonard Publishing. My friends, Charylu Roberts and Doug Lebow are putting together an outstanding collection of 101 songs with positive and inspirational music and lyrics. "I Am One" and "Woman of Faith" are my two contributions to the book.

Click on the picture of the new book once you get to the site. Take a peek. Help make this book a success!


Santa Hits 2100+ - August 11, 2011

It's August the last time I checked, "Is It Too Late to be Good Santa?" hit 2100 this month.......Christmas is how far away!

Hey Deano! - August 1, 2011

Great news from the East Coast. Performer, Eric Richardson just recorded "Shaken, Not Stirred" written by Marita, for his nightclub renderings of Dean Martin.

Check out this dynamic performer at: 

Thanks Eric!

More Radio Play - May 26, 2011

More wonderful radio play on Women of Substance Internet Radio.

This month they are airing "The Flower That Shattered The Stone" from my Gypsymoon CD. Tune in:

Celtic Roots Radio - May 3, 2011

Celtic Roots Radio on Live 365 is airing "By The River" from my Celtic Rose CD. They are out of Belfast. Northern Ireland.

Youtube hits 2025 - May 2, 2011

It's how many months after Christmas and "Is It Too Late To Be Good, Santa?" is still ringing in the hits at 2025 and still counting. Check it out


Maui Radio - May 2, 2011

For all you Celtic Music fans in Maui, my music is being featured on Maui Celtic Radio's Sunday Solstice program hosted by Hamish Burgess.

Now Recording - May 2, 2011

In the studio all month recording for HBO, Avon, Easter Seals and Hal Leonard Publishing.

UK or Bust! - April 17, 2011

Word has it that I am invited to tour the UK in 2012 0r 2013!

I have toured once before in the UK but would love to go back. Keep your fingers crossed. Talley Ho!

Great American Song Contest - April 15, 2011

Yes and Wow! Just got word that "Is It Too Late To Be Good, Santa?" is a finalist in the Great American Song Contest. Fantastic!

100 Positive Songs - April 3, 2011

Do you love songs with a positive message as much as I do?

My friend, Charylu Roberts, is putting together a songbook with 100 positive songs. What a fabulous idea! Charylu has an amazing track record in publishing, primarily with Hal Leonard ( a HUGE publisher). For this one, she needs financial assistance, underwriting, producing. Can you help? Or at least mention it to someone who can? This will be an amazing adventure

so hop on board!


Katerina's in Chicago - March 25, 2011

On Wed. April 6th I will be performing at Katerina's in Chicago. 1920 Irving Park Road ( at approx. 7:30. There are seven of us performing that night. The highlight of these shows is the improv songwriter's segment. The performers take suggestions from the audience to compose songs on the spot. Kind of like the Second City of songwriting. Hope you can come.

oliverdiplace blogspot - March 17, 2011

Here is a wonderful blogspot, St. Patrick's Day 2011 Darius Rips reviews "Bonnie and her Bold Companion" from The Celtic Rose CD. A lovely review and a wonderful site for music lovers of every genre.

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