Yoko Ono, Soul Coughing Play For Sick Musician

Cibo Matto will be performing too. Photo by Jay Blakesberg.

New York musicians will do it for one of their own on April 3 at Tramps when

Yoko Ono and IMA, Cibo Matto, Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postisos and Arto

Lindsay gather for a show to benefit drummer Dougie Bowne.

Although music

fans might not immediately recognize the name, Bowne has likely played on a

number of albums in your collection. A fixture on the East Village scene, Bowne

has been behind the kit for twenty years, starting with his work for Iggy Pop

and former VU member John Cale, and continuing through his stint with the

Lounge Lizards and recordings with Laurie Anderson, Marianne Faithfull, Jack

Bruce and Arto Lindsay.

More recently, Bowne played drums on and

co-produced Chris Whitley's excellent new album, Terra Incognita, as

well as worked with Cibo Matto, Holly Cole and Grammy Award-winning jazz

chanteuse Cassandra Wilson. Bowne also debuted his own jazz trio last year on

his first album as a band leader, One Way Elevator, which features his

original compositions and a guest spot from Medeski, Martin & Wood member John

Medeski.

Bowne was stricken with the neurological condition toxic

leukoencephalapathy last fall and has been hospitalized since November, during

which time he has had to re-learn how to talk, walk and coordinate his muscles.

These shows, plus a pair by Soul Coughing tonight (March 5) at the Knitting

Factory, are to benefit Bowne and help pay for some of his hospital

bills.