Yes, she was unique - what style! My brother and his wife have been long time fans and since I was exposed to that music as I grew up, I came to appreciate Roberta as well. Have seen her in person twice. WEnt to Wabash, INdiana and just about missed her act (they changed the line up) as the four of us were next door in a little bar waiting to only hear Roberta! Took her out for breakfast - only little spot open was truck stop (of sorts) and we had eggs and bacon and wine! Took our children to see her while appearing at French Lick Resort in French Lick, INdiana and she hosted us for a late dinner after her performance! Our intent had been to treat her, of course. What a lady!
My brother would talk to her on the phone periodically through the years and had a nice conversation with one of her three sons after her passing. They're interested in getting some of her best music onto CD - that would be terrific. Anyway, just some fond memories I wanted to share.