Archie Roach performs the song 'Watching Over Me' from his 1997 album Looking for Butter Boy in this home movie footage. His partner Ruby Hunter plays a rainstick.
This delightful short segment provides an engagingly unrehearsed glimpse into the lives of two accomplished musicians and recording artists. Roughly filmed in the pair's lounge room it captures the playfulness between Archie and Ruby and is a wonderfully intimate recording.
The presence of their son Eban watching television in the foreground of their impromptu performance adds to the clip's charm and warmth.
In this interview clip Archie talks more about his musical family. Learn more about Archie and his music in the NFSA's online Archie Roach curated collection.
Notes by Beth Taylor and Adam Blackshaw