Barbara made her debut in the folk music world with the song "The Date," which was included on Rounder/Philo's CD Big Times In A Small. Her first CD Stranger To This Land resulted in several high profile awards in 1995: Boston Music Award for Outstanding Debut Acoustic Album, National Academy of Songwriters Female Acoustic Artist of the Year and Kerrville New Folk Winner.
In 1996 her title track "notion" was chosen by Putamayo for inclusion in its classic 1996 complication, Women's Work featuring all women singer-songwriters.
She co-wrote, produced and sang the popular end-credit theme to SONY Playstation's game, Rogue Galaxy, Dreaming My Way Home.
She has had hundreds of placements on TV, including the shows The Voice, All My Children, NCIS, Jag, Young and the Restless, MTV (various shows) and more.
"Kessler makes the listener connect with sharply etched images.
BK will be included on a upcoming Bessie Smith tribute album - stay tuned!