Bombadil: 'Jellybean Wine' Bombadil is a North Carolina-based band that uses whimisical lyrics and upbeat melodies to create catchy folk-pop. According to the band, "Bombadil was born in the backseat of a dusty Jeep as it clunkered down Bolivia's 'la Calle Más Peligroso del Mundo,' meaning 'The World's Most Dangerous Road'."
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Bombadil: 'Jellybean Wine'

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Bombadil: 'Jellybean Wine'

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Bombadil is a North Carolina-based band that uses whimisical lyrics and upbeat melodies to create catchy folk-pop.

Bombadil (L to R) is Stuart Robinson, Daniel Michalak, Bryan Rahija and John Michalak hide caption

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Bombadil (L to R) is Stuart Robinson, Daniel Michalak, Bryan Rahija and John Michalak

According to the band, "Bombadil was born in the backseat of a dusty Jeep as it clunkered down Bolivia's 'la Calle Más Peligroso del Mundo,' meaning 'The World’s Most Dangerous Road'.

"Bombadil grew up fast in a children's music studio, but his time in Bolivia was short-lived. Upon returning to the United States, he found himself paralyzed by culture shock. The world of suspenders and suitcases consumed him and became his only solace on those dark and lonely evenings. Tragedy befell the hapless lad when the suitcase gods turned his home into a smoldering pyre, claiming it as an offering. With his suitcase collection in ashes and his financial assets liquidated, he was forced to live off milkshakes and sweet dill pickles.

"Many years passed. Now, as an embittered codger, ol' man Bombi has finally found the inspiration to pick up his kazoo and recount his adventures to the other graybeards in his retirement home in Durham, N.C."

Indeed, Bombadil is somewhat elusive but their music reflects on an impish, creative streak. The featured song is "Jellybean Wine."