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.
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
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