This is a really cool thing that we wanted you Blimpsters to know about. A blistering lineup of Maine’s best blues rockers will perform an evening of music of the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughn to benefit the ongoing American Red Cross relief efforts for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.


“When we saw how Harvey and Irma devastated the communities in their paths, we knew we had the power to make a difference,” said event organizer Marcus “Kap” Kaplan, the drummer for the Youngerbloods. “Mainers have big hearts. Our support means so much for people who have lost everything and are starting on the road to recovery.”

Of course, SRV was from Texas, one of the many areas affected by the hurricanes of the past few weeks

WHERE: Portland House of Music and Events, 25 Temple St.
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 24, 8 -11p.m.
WHO: The stellar house band features members of Hambone, led by guitarist/vocalist Samuel Grant Whitman, a guitar prodigy who “channels the essence of Stevie Ray Vaughn.”
Also performing are: Continental Shakedown and members of
• The Maine Dead Project
• The Youngerbloods
• The Tumbledown Saints
• Papa Tim and the Desperate Man's Blues Explosion
• PLUS other guests TBA
Tickets on sale now: $10 in advance and $15 day of show. For more information go to:


• In the last three weeks, the Red Cross and community partners have provided more than 890,000 overnight stays in emergency shelters due to hurricanes. Shelters were opened in 8 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
• The Red Cross has served nearly 2.3 million meals and snacks to people in need.
• Nearly 6,000 Red Cross disaster workers and 276 emergency response vehicles are on the ground right now, helping thousands of people affected by these storms.





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