I Am Here, the debut album by poet songwriter Matcham Caine, is set to be released 5 November. Featuring guest appearances by Californian folk songstress Kristina Olsen, Old Spice Boy Azo Bell, ace pianist Steve Russell and cowgirl fiddler Gleny Rae Virus, the album introduces a songwriter of the first order whilst delivering a fresh sound that borrows from a variety of roots influences.
Produced by local roots musician Slim Pickens (Happy Trails, Cactus, Next Time), the album provides worldly perspectives on romance, finding peace, and mortality. The emotional range of the album is as rich as life itself so that the journey its 14 songs offers is as compelling and rewarding as anything you’ll see, hear or read.
The album’s title track I Am Here I Am Home straightaway reveals the depth of imagery and emotion Matcham Caine is able to evoke seemingly at will, while Make Me Wise Before I’m Old is an almost bluegrassy holler, albeit with wit to burn. Light and shade abound in I Am Here. There’s rollicking good humour in Baby Keep Your Nightdress On while My Black Dog will be instantly recognisable to anybody who has ever fought serious depression. The album will be released on Saturday at the Mullumbimby Bowling Club.