If you were there to experience the launch of Terry Watkinson’s “Ask” at The Peach Gallery and Blue Moth offices then you’ll remember that it was an energetic event which highlighted Terry’s latest paintings as well as the release of his newest solo album, Ask (engineered by Atilla Turi). The night featured live performances by Terry and his group from the center of the gallery, including a cover of Max Webster’s “Let Go the Line” in a duo with surprise guest Ron Sexsmith while the likes of Kim Mitchell (Terry’s long-time friend and band mate) watched from the crowd. Terry’s vibrant paintings circled the room while guests strolled and took them in as they listened to sax solos and beautiful accompaniments from Chloe Watkinson (Terry’s daughter on vocals) and Sam Boutouvis on guitar.

Terry Watkinson (born 1940 in what is now Thunder Bay, Ontario) is an artist, painter, illustrator, and musician. After spending his youth in Thunder Bay and Iroquois Falls Ontario, Watkinson attended the University of Toronto for two years in the field of architecture, until he left to participate in the band Max Webster where he gained national prominence as the keyboardist during the 1970s and early 1980s. Upon the dissolution of the band, he returned to the university to study medical illustration and after graduating with a Bachelor of Science, he taught the subject at the University of Toronto. Lately Terry’s time has been devoted to music and painting. In 1993 he painted the third and most popular of Klaatu’sGreatest Hits, Peaks. source

If you’re interested in purchasing Ask ($15.00 – CD) feel free to contact Terry via his website, or drop us a line at Blue Moth to pick up a copy.

Note: Thanks to Snapped College for the photography and TorontoRox for the video – check out their series Musicians In Bars Getting Beers.