It looks fitting that associates of the Portland band The Ghost of Paul Revere connect with their new music “holler folks.” Last week, the band hollered for assistance – soon after their trailer comprehensive of equipment was stolen from a Colorado hotel parking large amount – and their followers and friends answered.
A fundraising campaign established up to recoup the charge of the misplaced equipment has elevated extra than $28,000 in two times, according to the band’s web site at gofundme.com.
The theft occurred someday concerning about 8:30 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Friday in the back parking large amount of a Double Tree by Hilton lodge in Aurora, Colorado, according to a put up on the band’s Instagram account. The 4 users of the band had just pushed some 2,000 miles from Maine, towing the trailer driving a van, to begin a monthlong tour of Western states. The 5-by-7-foot box trailer was loaded with devices, together with a drum set, as perfectly as items the band sells on tour. The theft was reported to law enforcement.
The band performed an outdoor display for the opening of Carnaval ME on Portland’s Eastern Promenade on Feb. 18 in advance of heading out on tour.
“Without these things, we are left devoid of the applications to supply for ourselves and our family members and do what helps make us happiest in everyday living, engage in new music,” the band customers wrote on GoFundMe on Saturday.
Inside of 24 hours, the band had attained its $20,000 intention, and by Monday afternoon, the full was at far more than $28,800.
“Thank you to each and every and every a person of you who attained out and/or shared our tale on social media,” the band wrote on its Fb web site immediately after donations commenced pouring in. “Your ongoing assistance means the planet to us.”
The band is perfectly-recognised in Maine and routinely excursions the region. In 2019, Gov. Janet Mills signed laws declaring the band’s track “The Ballad of the 20th Maine” the formal point out ballad. The tune, prepared by band member Griffin Sherry, is about the 20th Maine Regiment’s crucial function in successful the Battle of Gettysburg in the course of the Civil War.
The band was scheduled to engage in in Colorado around the weekend and then play in Idaho, Washington and Oregon this coming week.
No one from the band could be promptly reached to say no matter whether new instruments have been acquired or no matter whether any displays experienced to be canceled.