What Happens When the Ever-Narrowing Gap Between Artist and Audience Disappears?

In the documentary performance film “The Sea in Between,” Portland-based songwriter Josh Garrels and NYC arts collective Mason Jar Music travel to remote Mayne Island, B.C. to build music from the ground up, on a trip made possible by one inspired family of fans.


CMT Edge blog reviews The Sea In Between

February 22nd, 2013

“We’ve all come into contact with people who are really, really good at what they do,” says singer-songwriter Josh Garrels in The Sea in Between, an uplifting new documentary produced by Mason Jar Music. “What they are doing is inviting you into their joy.”

Shot on a remote island in British Columbia, Canada, and featuring stunningly beautiful photography, the inspiring film follows an experiment in friendliness that became a discovery of joy for the musicians and locals who helped make it happen.

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The Reviews are Rolling In

January 30th, 2013

Don’t miss the  reviews of “The Sea In Between” that rolled out this week by Billboard, American Songwriter, and the Huffington Post!

Announcing Our Southeastern US Tour

January 25th, 2013

Check the schedule for our new 5-city, southeast tour for Josh Garrels and Mason Jar Music’s premier and concert of “The Sea In Between”, including stops in Virginia Beach, Raleigh, Atlanta, Birmingham and Nashville!

Pre-order Your TSIB 2-DVD Box Set Now!

December 7th, 2012

Finally, we are able to offer you this one-of-a-kind package of the film on DVD. We have designed a custom cigar-box which holds a bounty of treasure:

  • 2 DVDs with bonus content
  • Full-color Concert Poster with a Map of Mayne Island on the reverse side
  • 12 Art-quality photo postcards
  • Download ticket to enable you to download a digital version of “The Sea In Between”

Hurry! Supplies are limited. The price is $25 + Shipping and handling. Just click the Buy button in the right-hand column or the link in the top menu.

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‘The Sea In Between’  DVD

“The Sea In Between” DVD Contents Include: ** 1 DVD containing the feature length film. ** 1 DVD of Additional Content: including a “Visual LP” of 12 stand alone music video’s, bonus material from the documentary, and musician solo pieces! ** An instant digital download of the feature length film! ** An instant digital download of the AUDIO SOUNDTRACK of the film! $20 plus shipping.


Own or Rent the digital version of  ‘The Sea In Between’

Buy the digital version for $9.99 or rent the film for 24 hours for $3.99.