From a NJ.com article:
Her name and her voice are familiar to anyone who has ever lived in Trenton, sat in a supper club where she sang or discussed the legends that came and conquered the residents of New Jersey’s capital city.
“I started singing at the former Lanzi’s in South Trenton around 1971, she recalls. “That’s where I guess you could say I really got my start. There used to be lines around the corner.” Last year she sold out “Brunch with Barbara” at the City Museum at Ellarslie and was shocked to find a full house of “people from all over” during a recent performance at Under the Moon Café.
Her longest engagement was at the Blue Ram in Washington Crossing, where she performed for 11½ years. The Yardville Inn was another stop in her long journey. And she never had a contract at any of the places where she performed.