Grad student's one-man jug band gives a new sound to Christmas

The most wonderful season of all took on a whole different tone the other day. But that’s what happens when traditional Christmas carols are played on decidedly nontraditional instruments. And if there’s anything UO doctoral student Steve Joslin knows how to do, it’s coax music out of things that look nothing like musical instruments.

After all, this is a guy who has made music with everything from old car fenders to his own brain waves. Still, one might be forgiven for doing a double-take at the sight of Joslin coaxing an eloquent “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” out of a rack of … Hydro Flasks.

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