Cormac Neeson, the lead singer of Irish rock band The Answer, is thrilled to announce his first ever solo run of headline Irish shows and the UK support tour dates with American blues, folk and soul artist, Shawn James.
His new White Feather album, released on April 26th will propel Neeson into the life-affirming world of the singer/songwriter with a series of beautifully crafted, introspective songs that draw on a recent past that has served up its fair share of challenges and heartache.
The tour kicks off in the UK on May 7th for a run of seven support shows followed by six Irish headline dates
“I’m feeling very lucky to be heading back out on the road with some great players and a brand new record to fuel the next phase of the White Feather journey. The guitars are in tune, the tank is full and I’m ready to sing my heart out for the good people of the UK and Ireland!”
White Feather was recorded in 2018 at the legendary Nashville Studio 19, now the Sound Kitchen. Neeson immersed himself in the rich musical history of both the studio and the city, channelling a re-energised creativity working with some of the finest Nashville musicians including Steve Grossman on drums (Gibson Miller band, India Arie), Doug Kahan on bass (Cody Johnson) and John Heinrich on Pedal Steel (Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, and Tammy Wynette). Following the album tracking, he returned to complete dubbing and mixing in Belfast where he brought in some of Northern Ireland’s finest musicians to help with final arrangements The result is a powerful blend of two diverse and rich musical cultures, a Celtic-Nashville concoction connected by Neeson’s unique vocal tones and song writing prowess, performing songs co-written with leading USA and Nashville country writers including 2016 Tennessee songwriter of the year Corey Lee Barker; Steve O Brien, Blue Miller, Chase Akers, Blake Densmore and Allen McKendree Palmer who between them have sold in excess of 30 million songs.
“Everything I am is wrapped up in this record. I’ve been, at times, brutally honest with myself and tried to create something with real truth and power attached to it. Whether other people hear White Feather and relate to the message or not, I know I’ve written a collection of songs that mean more to me than anything I’ve ever done in the past”
It’s no surprise then that much of the powerful subject matter of White Feather album is rooted in the life-changing events of the past five years.
May 7th: The Underworld Camden, U.K (supporting Shawn James)
May 8th: Palladium Club, Bideford, U.K (supporting Shawn James)
May 10th: The White Horse Inn, Tiverton U.K (supporting Shawn James)
May 11th: Town Hall, Bridgewater, U.K (supporting Shawn James)
May 12th: The Bunkhouse, Swansea, U.K (supporting Shawn James)
May 13th: Bannerman’s Edinburgh, U.K (supporting Shawn James)
May 14th: Trillian’s Rock Bar, Newcastle U.K (supporting Shawn James)
May, 16th: The Grand Social, Dublin, IE (Headline Show)
May 18th: Central Arts, Waterford, IE (Headline Show)
May 19th: The Spirit Store, Dundalk, IE (Headline Show)
Tickets : www.ticketweb.ie / Ticketmaster
May 23rd: Dolan’s, Limerick, IE (Headline Show)
Tickets : www.dolans.ie
May 24th: The Black Box Belfast, N.I (Headline Show)
May 29th: Fred Zeppelin’s, Cork, IE (Headline Show)
Aug 15-17: Stendhal Festival, Limavady, Londonderry NI. (Festival)
1. White Feather
2. Do Something Today
3. Don’t Wait Up
4. Broken Wing
5. Sweet Gentle Love
6. Oh Son
7. Song That Lives Forever
8. Look Down On Me
10. Home To me