You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your ReverbNation experience.
The 18th Annual Ford Arts, Beats & Eats presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort takes place in Downtown Royal Oak. The festival offers more than 200 performances on nine stages, a highly ranked Juried Fine Arts Show, and local restaurants with some of the finest cuisine in Metro-Detroit. Each year international, regional and local attractions at the festival make the City of Royal Oak the premier destination for Labor Day weekend.Tickets Save
Sounds Like: Pogues, The Waterboys, Van Morrison (Official), David Gray, Demian Rice
Label: Blend Productions
Manager: Faustin Donnegal
Bio: Founded in early 2010, The Corktown Popes set out to create something familiar, yet unique. We began by seeking out talented musicians with a penchant for energetic live performances and a strong Hibernian soul. We have found them. We're not a Celtic band, we're not a rock band, but we've been ac...See Full Bio
“their sound defies classification. On the one hand, they're a rock band. But a Detroit rock band, with that quintessentially gritty, urban, Rustbelt sound so familiar to fans of the Detroit rock scene of the 80s and 90s. On the other hand, they're definitely an Irish band, from Burns' subtle Irish brogue to Paul Goodmen's triplet infused fills on the accordion. Their vocal harmonies are spot on and sound like they've been singing together since they were kids. The classic combination of Mike Martin's mandolin with guitarist Jason Kuehn's contributions on the Irish whistle help further define their sound and remind you of the band's Irish roots. Drummer Dave Younquist and Bassist Joe Bagozzi form what might be the best rhythm section I've heard in quite some time. Tasteful at times and powerful when needed, they kept the energy flowing all night long.”