So, thanks to Janice for this link to a beautiful acoustic performance of some of the music from Peter Jackson THE HOBBIT. I've never seen a guitar like this, and was quite surprised to find it's a bass (given how high the pitch is of some of the notes); the 'e-bow' he uses around the mid-way point is also new to me.
Even the best instrument needs material to work on and talent to show it at its best. I think this arrangement and performance shows both.
Here's the link:
current reading: CATCHER IN THE RYE (Salinger), THE WORD FOR WORLD IS FOREST (Le Guin)