Marita Brake

Is It Too Late To Be Good Santa?
- Download/Digital single

A sexy siren song to Santa. This retro swing, big band styling harks back to tunes like "Santa Baby". This is a song the rat pack would have loved. Vocals are delivered with a sleight of hand innocence packed with lighthearted, irrepressible lyrics. Platinum producer, Erik Nelson, has made this irreverent romp playfully fun using amusingly placed (almost burlesque) percussion cushioned with a masterfully played horn section. A song sure to put a smile on all that holiday stress. And after all, don't we all want to know if it's too late to be good.

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Shaken Not Stirred
- Digital download

Marilyn Monroe Meets Mad Men! An Atomic lounge vibe with a Brazillian beat. Brake's original song sizzles with fun, sophistication and intrigue. A very hip nod to mid century modern and jazz greats like Dave Brubeck. You can almost see the smokey, blue haze of a 1960's jazz club and hear the clink of martinis.

Here's a toast to great listening!

The Celtic Rose

In the tradition of Riverdance, Enya and the ever increasing fascination with all things Celtic, comes Marita Brake's breathtaking collection of Celtic Americana, The Celtic Rose. With a voice as big as the two continents it traverses, Brake creates a CD of fresh and sensitive ballads, rousing anthems and angelic choruses. What is even more impressive about this CD is that Brake and collaborator, Kent Thompson wrote, arranged and produced it. Features Cinematic nuances (track 1, The Celtic Spirit, was featured in the film, 10MPH) haunting melodies and diverse instrumentation. Stand out tracks include: The Celtic Spirit, The Celtic Rose, By the River and On Me Mother's Grave. Sounds like: Enya, Loreena McKennitt, Connie Dover, Clannad.

- CD/MP3

This CD includes such favorites as Homegrown Tomatoes, Seize The Day, Forever Young and Ain't Misbehavin' plus Marita's originals. From Appalachian folk songs to world beat gypsy music, this CD will capture your heart. Instrumentation features: dulcimer, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bowed psaltery, banjo, percussion piano and bass. Sounds like: Alison Krauss, Adrienne Young and Little Sadie, various bluegrass/folk crossover groups.

The Road I Took To You
- CD/MP3

From the heartrending, "Miss The Mississippi and You" to the playfully familiar "Garden Song" this CD features all of the most significant work Marita has done for PBS through the years. The reissue has only a limited number available. Themes deal with family, love, nature, relationships and spirituality with a wonderful downhome feeling. Sounds like: Kate Wolf, Emmy Lou Harris, instrumentals reflect a Windham Hill feeling.

The Celtic Rose
- CD

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Untamed Heart
- Poetry Book

Marita Brake's chapbook of 17 poems. Vibrantly voiced poetry with 17 accompanying graphics on vintage tint paper with a rich feel to it. One to savor, with soulfilled, untamed poetry. Very similar to her CD, The Celtic Rose.

Marita Brake In Concert Songbook
- Book

A delightful collection of Marita's most cherished songs from her lengthy career and repertoire. 13 songs in all, includes sheet music and guitar chords. Songs include: Ain't Misbehavin', Homegrown Tomatoes, The Quilting Song and many, many more, including the story behind each song. Spiral bound. Serenity Swift Press. $10 plus $4 postage. Send requests, check, money order or inquerries to: PO Box 501, Normal, Illinois 61761 or use Contact Us.
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