No, I'm not Irish, and you needn't kiss anything. Heheh. This is the project that has kept me away from blogging lately. My very first CD cover! It's been a while since I did any print work, and so this was a lot of experimenting and remembering how to do things in hi res. I also got to do the website design, which was a lot more fun, and you can see both here: www.kelticcowboys.com
There's an interesting backstory here. This friend of ours, Frank Mackey, wrote and recorded a song called Kiss My Irish Ass about 10 years ago. Well, unbeknownst to Frank, it became a big hit with the Irish drinking crowd online. It's all over the net, but listed as the wrong artist!!! Apparently nobody knows Frank did it. Everybody seems to think it was done by some other group, either Flogging Molly, Great Big Sea, Young Dubliners, or Drop Kick Murphy. Poor Frank. Not to get credit for his own hit!
ED: The hubs wanted me to be sure to state categorically that "Kiss My Irish Ass" is by Frank Mackey and the Keltic Cowboys, not by any of those other bands, and that the CD contains some other great songs, including his (the hubs') personal favorite "I Won My Wife in a Pissin' Contest" (which he didn't). [Now he owes me a nice dinner. :)]
The bad news is the old CD master is dead. The good news is, he's reissuing the song on a new CD, and the better news is, I got to do the cover. The bad news is, since it's a friend, and my hubs paid for the publishing, I get no monies until a profit is turned. So, get thee hence and spend some of your hard-earned ducets on this CD, just in time for St. Patty's day of course, so yours truly can see some green as well!