We're still beaming from the fun that was had on Friday at The Sea In Between documentary and concert with Josh Garrels and Mason Jar Music. It turned out exactly as we pictured: dusty, comfy, perfect weather, hay bales, lovely people. What an incredible honor to be in the presence of such great and graceful musicians.
The day started with a picnic and potluck by the creek.
Local musicians, Johnny and Arthur, from Yohanan Music played for us. So very good!
followed by a pie contest judged by the one and only Roxanne Rosensteel(our very own baker), Gabriel and Dana Miossi (owners of the ranch), Dan Knobler of Mason Jar Music, and Josh Garrels. It was a tough call but the winner was Vanessa Pham with her coconut pie with fresh berries.
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The Sexton Sisters serenaded us before we loaded into the barn sitting on hay bales to watch the film.
|photo by Kyle Ahlgren|
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|photo by Jaymie Shearer|
The concert started right after and everyone sat on quilts and rocks to enjoy the music. They encored with "I'll Fly Away" with all 400 people in the audience wiggling their butts and clapping along.
We are so thankful to have had the opportunity to have Mason Jar Music and Josh play in slo.
If you missed it, you can still buy the documentary. Every frame is pure beauty.
You can also help Josh build a recording studio so he can use and share his gifts even more.
"I'll Fly Away" Josh Garrels, Mason Jar Music, and our very own Phil Wahl on banjo
A huge thank you goes out to all our volunteers. You make things happen so seamlessly. We are ever grateful for your friendship. To our friends who shuffled chairs, sound equipment, and crackerjacks. Thank you. We couldn't do anything without your love. To the pie bakers. There wasn't a bad pie in the bunch! Thanks for sharing your talents! To the Moores. You introduced us to Gabriel and made this all possible. We were waiting and losing hope that we were going to find the perfect venue. You led us to the right place. To Gabriel and Tom, holy cow! You are so great to work with. We are trying to make up reasons to get back out to your property. To Phil, our hero of the day. Chicken strips are hardly payment enough. To the Mason Jar crew and Josh, thanks for trusting us and being down to play on a dusty ranch in the middle of nowhere. We appreciate you so much.