Blind Tom as witnessed by a Washington lady one summers night...

We could plainly see, dancing in and out of the rose trees, a dark figure, leaping from bush to bush in perfect ecstasy and abandon...

Knowing that Tom’s inspiration was upon him, we waited for his next move. He tumbled into the room: a confused mass of head, hands and feet, and only having partly regained his perpendicular, he announced: “I will now tell you-what-what that stars - have - said to me”.

Seating himself at the piano, with a prelude of most exquisite chords, he suddenly burst into such brilliant, such wildly gay, at one moment, and at the next such heart-breaking melodies as never before or since...

Listen to the music of Blind Tom Wiggins, whose compositions echoed the sounds of nature and machines. Musical selections performed by John Davis. http://youtu.be/YOqkX2j_mt0