During the 1980s, Materick withdrew from music for a period of approximately eight years, assuming employment in a Toronto woodworking company. He later relocated to Hamilton, Ontario.
Materick returned to recording as of 2000, releasing seven albums of new material in two years, and has regularly released new material and compilations since that time. The majority of Materick's later releases have been on his own label, King Kong Records.
In 2012, Materick was subject to two tribute concerts, in Toronto and Hamilton, respectively, by "Honouring Our Own", an organization dedicated to honouring musicians, while living, who have made a lifelong contribution to Canadian music.
Currently: Hamilton, ON, Canada
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Label: Big Pink – BIG PINK 37
* Ray Materick - Vocals
* Paul Mills - Guitar
* Michael Renzi, Guido Basso - Bass
* Don Thompson - Piano
* Terry Clarke - Drums
01. Home From Parade
02. Season Of Plenty
03. One Thing I'll Never Ask Is Why
04. Final Fire
06. Dear Christine
07. Hard Life Alone
08. Morning Song
09. Cherylee Rose
11. Sidestreets (Demo)
12. Cherylee Rose (Demo)
13. I Think I'll Try Tomorrow (Unreleased)
14. It Ain't That Easy (Unreleased)