Folk-pop, folk-rock enchant the Camp House.
The Camp House is hosting folk-pop band Bombadil this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Taking their name from J.R.R. Tolkien’s charismatic forest-dweller Tom Bombadil, the band takes advantage of the connection, marketing themselves as upbeat and magical. And those are two words that can certainly be used to describe their music.
Bombadil’s songs are quick and to the point—that kind of feel-good music you would listen to while driving aimlessly on a sunny autumn day. The band is made up of three guys from North Carolina, who all sing harmonies and play multiple instruments, of which the primary ones are drums, bass, ukulele and piano.
The recently available album Metrics of Affection, released in July of 2013, is another step forward for Bombadil’s folk-pop sound. The album focuses more on vocality and catchiness than previous releases and shows off that quintessential good feeling music that Bombadil is known for.
Opening for Bombadil is Knoxville-based folk-rock band William Wild. William Wild combines chill vocal harmonies, staccato guitar riffs, swelling strings, beautiful piano and dynamic drums. The outcome is music that sneaks down your throat, music that crawls onto your spine.
— Zach Nicholson
Bombadil, William Wild
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
The Camp House
1427 Williams St.