Cormac Neeson hits the road on both sides of the Irish Sea next month as fans of The Answer frontman get to hear his new solo material for the first time.

The singer songwriter will open up for US blues, folk and soul artists Shawn James across the UK.

And he will headline his own run of headline shows in Ireland in support of solo debut White Feather.

“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,” said Neeson.

“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 while 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. 

“Everything I am is wrapped up in this record,” he added. “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”

White Feather is released on April 26.