It appears to be fitting that associates of the Portland band The Ghost of Paul Revere call their new music “holler folk.” Last 7 days, the band hollered for assist – immediately after their trailer total of gear was stolen from a Colorado resort parking ton – and their supporters and pals answered.
A fundraising marketing campaign set up to recoup the price tag of the missing machines has lifted a lot more than $28,000 in two times, according to the band’s webpage at gofundme.com.
The theft happened sometime in between about 8:30 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Friday in the back again parking large amount of a Double Tree by Hilton lodge in Aurora, Colorado, in accordance to a submit on the band’s Instagram account. The four users of the band experienced just pushed 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 loaded with instruments, like a drum set, as perfectly as items the band sells on tour. The theft was reported to law enforcement.
The band performed an outside display for the opening of Carnaval ME on Portland’s Jap Promenade on Feb. 18 before heading out on tour.
“Without these items, we are left with no the equipment to deliver for ourselves and our households and do what would make us happiest in lifetime, play songs,” the band members wrote on GoFundMe on Saturday.
In just 24 hrs, the band had attained its $20,000 target, and by Monday afternoon, the complete was at a lot more than $28,800.
“Thank you to every single and each and every a single of you who achieved out and/or shared our tale on social media,” the band wrote on its Fb web site right after donations started pouring in. “Your ongoing assistance signifies the globe to us.”
The band is properly-known in Maine and routinely tours the country. In 2019, Gov. Janet Mills signed legislation declaring the band’s tune “The Ballad of the 20th Maine” the official point out ballad. The tune, composed by band member Griffin Sherry, is about the 20th Maine Regiment’s essential role in winning the Struggle of Gettysburg during the Civil War.
The band was scheduled to perform in Colorado in excess of the weekend and then play in Idaho, Washington and Oregon this coming week.
No just one from the band could be instantly achieved to say whether or not new devices have been purchased or regardless of whether any demonstrates experienced to be canceled.