Daniel Higgs is a highly intelligent and multi-talented fellow from Baltimore.  Music exudes from him in his many solo recordings, along with his outputs from the 80's punk bands Reptile House, highly revered Lungfish, and his later projects with Skull Defekts.  
"Beethoven and Charlie Patton are on equal ground, musicwise. There is no soley [sic] secular music. Music sound travels from host to host. Classical, Jazz, Rock and Roll, Blues, Ethnic, etc. are primarily departments in record stores. Admittedly, they describe collective expectations of their tempos and instrumentation, etc. but never of their intent. MUSIC GIVES RISE."
--card from Daniel Higgs, Feb. 9, 1998