A benefit show will be held for Dan Duggins next month at Clash Bar in Northern New Jersey. Duggins, the drummer for the acclaimed electro-latin-pop group Zigmat, suffered a stroke a year ago due to a blood clot in his neck. After the tragic occurrence, Duggins was in a “locked-in” state. Last month however, his friend Jeannie Muller posted via Facebook that he successfully stood on his own and pushed his body off a table with the help of hospital personnel.
Signs of improvement like this shows that he’s come a long way, but he still has a lot to overcome—and a big old medical bill to pay. Like many musicians, or many independent contractors, Duggins doesn’t have health insurance. Because of this, friend and former bandmate Gerry Perlinski is putting on the benefit show to try to help him out.
Playing at the show are melodic folk outfit Waking Lights, indie-rock quartet Old Wives, eclectic New York soul/punk singer-songwriter Lisa Bianco, and New Jersey based singer songwriter and show organizer, Gerry Perlinski. For more information on Duggins and updates on his condition, check out his website. The show is on April 22 at Clash Bar in New Jersey.