Baltimore Sun reviews performance of "Blind Tom" Wiggins

TOM' the MUSICAL WONDER. We enjoyed an opportunity last night to hear the performance of the blind negro boy 'TOM' at Carrol Hall, and though prepared for something uncommon, all expectation was surpassed by the reality. Nay more, all preconceived ideas of music as a science, an art or an acquisition, were thoroughly baffled, and a new question thrust upon us as to what music really is in the economy of nature....and informing us that there is a musical world of which we know nothing.”

— The Baltimore Sun