Doc Higgins is a multi-instrumentalist who writes songs as a means of communicating the need for social
action, and as a basis for thoughtful consideration of the broad realities
of human existence. His art is in running a deep stream through a wide
range of melody and style. Doc's 2011 CD "Strange Highs And Watery Eyes"
contains original songs played in a folky 12-string mode with the support of a bit of his
piano playing and smooth sounding Gibson Les Paul leads. Tracks include: Wish Life Again,
Find Another Way, This Ole Gun, and Song For The People of Haiti.
Doc is the founder of OpenFolk, a not-for-profit organization that
seeks to promote and facilitate folk arts in the community. He hosts
the OpenFolk Open Stage and Studio every Sunday and encourages fellow
singer-songwriters to take ownership of their creative and expressive
development in a "do it yourself" (DIY) approach.
The "Strange Highs And Watery Eyes" CD is an exquisite example of DIY as Doc wrote, sang,
played all instruments (real and synth'd), arranged, recorded, mastered,
the songs, and designed, drew, and imaged the artwork for the package.
This is the new way of music of the people and for the people.
Doc hopes to use his home-based recording experience to assist others
in doing the same.