1848-1904: the life and time of Blind Tom Wiggins, born a slave . blind at birth, an autistic idiot savant and a musical prodigy. exploited to the tilt: world wide acclaimed concert performer and freak show superstar at the same time from age six, amassed a huge fortune for his masters and the Confederacy cause. death shrouded in controversy. buried in an unmarked grave.
John Steinbeck attended his concert and raved about his performance.
” The ballad of Blind Tom” biography by Deidre O connell
“John Davis plays Blind Tom: The Eight Wonder” . CD
“Oh Susanna dont you cry for me. ‘m just from Alabama with my banjo on my knee. Susanna, dont you cry for me.” Negro Reel