Ghost of Paul Revere followers rally to substitute tunes gear stolen on tour

It appears to be fitting that members of the Portland band The Ghost of Paul Revere get in touch with their songs “holler folk.” Last week, the band hollered for help – just after their trailer full of gear was stolen from a Colorado resort parking whole lot – and their lovers and friends answered.

A fundraising marketing campaign established up to recoup the value of the shed machines has elevated much more than $28,000 in two times, in accordance to the band’s site at

The theft happened someday concerning about 8:30 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Friday in the back parking lot of a Double Tree by Hilton resort in Aurora, Colorado, in accordance to a post on the band’s Instagram account. The four customers of the band experienced just pushed some 2,000 miles from Maine, towing the trailer at the rear of a van, to start a monthlong tour of Western states. The 5-by-7-foot box trailer was filled with devices, including a drum set, as effectively as merchandise the band sells on tour. The theft was described to police.

The band performed an outdoor exhibit for the opening of Carnaval ME on Portland’s Jap Promenade on Feb. 18 ahead of heading out on tour.

“Without these matters, we are still left with no the equipment to provide for ourselves and our family members and do what will make us happiest in lifestyle, play music,” the band users wrote on GoFundMe on Saturday.

In just 24 several hours, the band experienced attained its $20,000 goal, and by Monday afternoon, the whole was at far more than $28,800.

“Thank you to just about every and each individual one particular of you who achieved out and/or shared our tale on social media,” the band wrote on its Facebook page just after donations started pouring in. “Your continued assist usually means the globe to us.”

The band is effectively-regarded in Maine and usually excursions the state. In 2019, Gov. Janet Mills signed legislation declaring the band’s music “The Ballad of the 20th Maine” the official point out ballad. The music, written by band member Griffin Sherry, is about the 20th Maine Regiment’s vital purpose in successful the Fight of Gettysburg all through the Civil War.

The band was scheduled to play in Colorado around the weekend and then participate in in Idaho, Washington and Oregon this coming week.

No a person from the band could be straight away attained to say regardless of whether new instruments have been procured or no matter if any reveals had to be canceled.

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