Susan Anthony-Tolbert’s newest release, “Rappahannock River Christmas: Tides of Joy and Peace for My Harp,” celebrates the season, the river and its history. Proceeds will benefit the Northumberland County Historical Society and at the Lancaster Virginia Historical Society.
Although the harp is certainly the focus of the recording, marimba and bowed psaltery were also played to contribute to traditions and locale, said Anthony-Tolbert.
The Rappahannock River has been a witness to history over the centuries. Before the colonists, the surrounding lands were home to indigenous peoples. In the colonial period, merchant ships from Europe sailed…[to-view-more]