I played with The Punch Brothers and Tbone Burnett on the soundtrack of The Hunger Games on various ehtnic instruments including hammered dulcimer, Appalachian dulcimer, cimbalom and auto harp. It was great to meet Gary Ross and I was amazed to see how passionate he was about the music. We recorded the soundtrack at British Grove Studios in Hammersmith west London. Scenes of Jennifer Lawrence hunting in the Appalachian mountians were depicted by some powerful blue grass music. The first thing you hear is the cimbalom melody.