Here's to Peace, Grace and Beauty. The first we hope for, the second and third, you got.” - Studs Terkel
Marita it was kind of you to share your music with me. I enjoyed my trip to Chicago and the warm welcome I received. I appreciate your generosity. Hillary joins me in sending best wishes.” - President Bill Clinton

— The White House

Marita is the best vocalist on the planet, as far as I'm concerned.” - Chris Reed

Word In Edgewise

I really enjoyed "The Celtic Rose". It's a captivating CD, well produced and a project you can be rightly proud of. I wish you great success!” - Rick O'dell

WNUA Clear Channel Radio Chicago

Is It Too Late To Be Good, Santa?" is a sexy siren song to Santa. You can't help but think that this is one song the rat pack would have loved.” - C.W. Ross

Wordpress.com

Brake has done much work for PBS, most recently "Road Trip Nation". She also composes for major corporations including Country Financial and Delta Airlines, Brake has a soothing, mystical voice singing stories of actual experiences and inspired imagination.” - Amreen Khan

Studio Magazine

Where would life be without musicians and songwriters like Marita Brake! Marita possesses a fine, clear voice with an impressive range that makes whatever song she's singing her own.” - Don Downing

— The Victory Review

I don't know what's more impressive--the fact that "The Celtic Rose" is all original or the fact that it is so good! There is a wonderful flow to this album that many try for, but few achieve. This CD can be enjoyed for her skill, lyrics,or for the musical arrangements. Any one of these things by itself is a masterpiece, but put all of it together and it is truly magical!” - Catherine L. Tully

Celtic mp3 Music Magazine

Anyone who kicks off an album with a strident Appalachian flavored version of Shady Grove and then includes Guy Clark's paen to organic gardening is fine by me.....her voice is eloquent and free flowing with soulful individuality. One to keep tabs on.” - John O'Reagan

— Ireland's Rock and Reel

Marita Brake is an outstanding raconteur whose easy on the ears music makes stories come to life. Her idealism is refreshing in a world of daily bad news. She is a comely distraction for the romantic in you.” - RJ Lannan

New Age Reporter

Brake's talent is certainly no secret to her fellow musicians and much of the listening public. She has performed with such superstars as Alison Krauss and John Hartford, played Carnegie Hall and two presidential inaugurations.” - John J. Dunphy

— 24/7 Arts News