Ghost of Paul Revere supporters rally to swap audio gear stolen on tour

It appears fitting that customers of the Portland band The Ghost of Paul Revere contact their music “holler folk.” Last 7 days, the band hollered for help – soon after their trailer comprehensive of gear was stolen from a Colorado lodge parking lot – and their lovers and mates answered.

A fundraising campaign established up to recoup the charge of the missing gear has lifted additional than $28,000 in two days, in accordance to the band’s web page at

The theft occurred someday among about 8:30 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Friday in the again parking large amount of a Double Tree by Hilton resort in Aurora, Colorado, according to a write-up 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 begin a monthlong tour of Western states. The 5-by-7-foot box trailer was filled with devices, which includes a drum set, as effectively as goods the band sells on tour. The theft was documented to law enforcement.

The band played an outdoor present for the opening of Carnaval ME on Portland’s Japanese Promenade on Feb. 18 ahead of heading out on tour.

“Without these issues, we are remaining without the tools to give for ourselves and our households and do what will make us happiest in existence, participate in songs,” the band customers wrote on GoFundMe on Saturday.

Inside of 24 several hours, the band experienced achieved its $20,000 target, and by Monday afternoon, the total was at a lot more than $28,800.

“Thank you to each individual and every a single of you who arrived at out and/or shared our story on social media,” the band wrote on its Fb website page just after donations commenced pouring in. “Your continued assistance means the earth to us.”

The band is well-known in Maine and commonly excursions the place. In 2019, Gov. Janet Mills signed legislation declaring the band’s music “The Ballad of the 20th Maine” the formal state ballad. The tune, prepared by band member Griffin Sherry, is about the 20th Maine Regiment’s very important position in profitable the Fight of Gettysburg through the Civil War.

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

No a single from the band could be straight away arrived at to say no matter if new instruments have been purchased or no matter whether any displays had to be canceled.

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