RED GROVE, WA—Church members at Red Grove Collective said they were "absolutely blown away" by new cajon player Jimmy Hatherton's ability to sit on a box and hit it repeatedly.
"It's clearly a God-given talent," said longtime church member Susie Bayer. "There's no way you could do something like this without divine intervention."
"I'm not a hero or anything," Hatherton told reporters between services as he busted out his trusty vaping device. "I just want to use the talents God gave me. Some people have the gift of singing or playing guitar or even playing the real drums. My gift is to sit on this box and just bang on it. It's nothing special -- it's just how God made me."
The percussionist uses advanced techniques like hitting the box hard when the music is loud and sometimes hitting it softer when the music is softer. He can also bang on the box at different speeds based on how fast the given song is. He also can hit the center of the box or the edge of the box as required.
At publishing time, the cajon player had pulled out an egg shaker, causing half the congregation to faint from their shock at his unmatched musical abilities.