Ghost of Paul Revere admirers rally to replace music gear stolen on tour

It seems fitting that associates of the Portland band The Ghost of Paul Revere simply call their audio “holler people.” Last week, the band hollered for help – following their trailer comprehensive of gear was stolen from a Colorado lodge parking good deal – and their admirers and good friends answered.

A fundraising marketing campaign established up to recoup the expense of the dropped equipment has elevated additional than $28,000 in two days, in accordance to the band’s web page at

The theft transpired sometime between about 8:30 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Friday in the back again parking whole lot of a Double Tree by Hilton resort in Aurora, Colorado, in accordance to a article on the band’s Instagram account. The 4 customers of the band experienced just driven some 2,000 miles from Maine, towing the trailer powering a van, to start off a monthlong tour of Western states. The 5-by-7-foot box trailer was crammed with devices, which includes a drum set, as very well as goods the band sells on tour. The theft was documented to law enforcement.

The band performed an out of doors demonstrate for the opening of Carnaval ME on Portland’s Eastern Promenade on Feb. 18 in advance of heading out on tour.

“Without these points, we are still left without the resources to give for ourselves and our family members and do what will make us happiest in daily life, participate in music,” the band users wrote on GoFundMe on Saturday.

In 24 several hours, the band experienced arrived at its $20,000 purpose, and by Monday afternoon, the overall was at extra than $28,800.

“Thank you to every and each 1 of you who attained out and/or shared our tale on social media,” the band wrote on its Facebook website page immediately after donations started pouring in. “Your ongoing guidance suggests the world to us.”

The band is very well-recognized in Maine and frequently excursions the country. In 2019, Gov. Janet Mills signed legislation declaring the band’s tune “The Ballad of the 20th Maine” the formal point out ballad. The track, published by band member Griffin Sherry, is about the 20th Maine Regiment’s vital function in winning the Struggle of Gettysburg in the course of the Civil War.

The band was scheduled to perform in Colorado in excess of the weekend and then perform in Idaho, Washington and Oregon this coming week.

No one particular from the band could be promptly reached to say whether new devices have been acquired or no matter whether any displays had to be canceled.

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