North Carolina's Bombadil performs for The Day's "Live Lunch Break"

Bombadil, from left, James Philips, Stacy Harden and Daniel Michalak (Contributed)
Bombadil, from left, James Philips, Stacy Harden and Daniel Michalak (Contributed)

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When's the last time you heard reference to just a "rock 'n' roll band" or "country singer" or "folk musician"?

I know: the media and or the artists themselves continue — in a perhaps not unreasonable attempt to categorize what they do — to come up with increasingly specific genres. "Dark space-folk." "Finnish pagan/psych/bro-country." "Shoe-gaze trap-metal." "EDM with jam/prog overtones."

How, then, would one describe Bombadil, the Durham, North Carolina, trio performing at noon today for The Day's "Live Lunch Break" concert series in the Telegraph Records store? Hmm. Well, anchored in the pure folkie tradition of the Kingston Trio but with the earnest and gentle poppery of such CSN's "Our House" or Loggins & Messina's "House at Pooh Corner — and the honey-ladled vocal harmonies thereof — Bombadil are distinctive and infectiously listenable. And, touring behind their well-received "Fences" album, the band should offer a warm and winning show.

Bombadil, "Live Lunch Break," noon today, Telegraph Records, 19 Golden St., New London; free; theday.com/livelunch.

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