The Shops at Springton Pointe
204 South Newtown Street Rd
Newtown Square, PA 19073
• 484-427-4547usamap



Burlap and Bean is transformed from a cozy cafe into an intimate listening room each weekend.

Listening Room Each Friday and Saturday evening, we are a listening room. Please respect the performers and others in the audience by setting your cell phones on silence mode and keeping conversations to a minimum.

Advance Tickets To reserve tickets for a show in advance, simply follow the "Reserve Ticket(s)" link under the show you desire.  Before purchasing, please review the Advance Ticket Reservation Policy here.

Table Reservations If you plan to attend a music event with a party of 2 or more, a limited number of tables are available to be reserved. More details can be found here.

Live Broadcast Select performances will be streamed live over the internet. To view, click here.

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Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm

free event

Join us each Wednesday evening from 7:00 - 10:00

Hosted by Michael Braunfeld

Sign up starts at 6:30 pm and the list fills up fast!

Please review the house rules here.

Check out upcoming features here.



September 22, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Ross Bellenoit, Dylan Jane, and John Mallinen

$10 Cover$10 Cover$10 Cover

An evening with Ross Bellenoit, Dylan Jane, and John Mallinen.
A special triple feature.

After moving here in 2003 to acquire a degree in Jazz Guitar at University of the Arts (where he know teaches as part-time faculty), Bellenoit became an extremely active guitarist-for-hire, willing to play with anyone at a moment's notice. He has shared stages with many local acts including Cowmuddy, Chris Kasper, Hezekiah Jones, Denison Witmer, George Stanford, Gillian Grassie, John Mallinen, and countless others. He spent 5 years touring nationally with retro honky-tonk band The Sweetback Sisters, opened for Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello on tour with Amos Lee, and continues to trek across Europe with Philly ex-pat Joseph Parsons. Bellenoit's own music is a unique blend of songwriting, equal parts Richard Thompson and Elvis Costello, with the tragically lyrical poetics of Joe Henry and Leonard Cohen. When performing with a full band, you can expect big soundscapes with frenetic guitar work. When performing solo (or duo with the enchanting Sonja Sofya), you can expect heartbreaking songs sung with passion and the most humorous traces of hope. To listen to samples, visit

A natural-born storyteller, it was at a young age that she started writing short melodies on a children's keyboard to express her experiences. This began a relationship with music that she has never shaken. She grew up listening to Cat Stevens and Carole King among many others in her parents' collection, artists whose influence would later surface in her own style. By integrating Alternative, Indie, and Americana tastes from her own generation, she began to develop an Alt-Folk sound all her own. Fused with a fascination of all things literary, she describes her music the same way we hear it: “lyrically centered.” Born and raised in South Florida and relocating to North East Pennsylvania and then her current home in Philadelphia, Dylan likes to stay in motion. She has travelled to play in cafes, venues, and listening rooms up and down the East Coast and spends much of her time on the road. To listen to samples, visit

Nearly 10 years ago, after releasing the critically-acclaimed EP 25:47, John Mallinen was unwittingly catapulted onto the national music scene. The project, as brief as the duration of time for which it is named, gave way, in contrast, to a long period of new musical inquiry. Mallinen toured extensively behind the EP, at venues across the country—Portland’s White Eagle Saloon, Seattle’s Tractor Tavern, NYC’s Mercury Lounge and Philadelphia’s Johnny Brenda’s, to name a few— and cut his teeth with notable, national artists. In addition to ushering in a new life for Mallinen as a touring performer, 24:57 introduced audiences to his particular artistic voice, conjuring nostalgia, romance and exploration into the mysteries of human experience. Mallinen has recently released his first full-length record with producer Ross Bellenoit and many notable philadelphia musicians, titled 44:40. To listen to samples, visit



$10 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

September 23, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Matt Duke with Haley Slagle

$15 Cover

An evening with Matt Duke.
To listen to samples, visit

Having taken time to refocus after the 2014 release of singer/ songwriter, Matt Duke returns with the release of The Phoenix, a conceptual album about clinical depression, the desire to come out from under, and the ebb and flow of one's emotional state of being.

Realized through the help of producer and engineer Andrew Lipke (Hezekiah Jones, Chris Kasper), Duke returned to the studio with longtime friends and fellow musicians Dane Kline, Nathan Barnett, Andrea Weber, and others, to create an album that is both insightful thematically, while also eclectic in its artistry.

Presently a student at Aria's Health School of Nursing, Duke spends much of his time wondering where he left his keys.

-- Opening will be special guest Haley Slagle



$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

September 24, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Project Ico

$10 Cover

An evening with Project Ico.
To listen to samples, visit

Project Ico combines a variety of styles such as jazz, funk, and R&B into one soulful blend. Our aspiration as a group is provide a unique, positive musical experience for both our listeners and ourselves at every show.

We thrive on improvisation as a means of expression as well as a form of communication in our music.

The band includes:
Mike Talento- Sax
Sam Thomas- Drums
Jordan Chavous- Bass
Alex Dragonetti- Guitar




$10 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

September 30, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

The Chris Paterno Band

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

An evening with The Chris Paterno Band.
To listen to samples, visit

The Philadelphia-based seven-piece was formed in 2015 by Chris Paterno (lead vocals, acoustic guitar). Once a solo project, the band formed after Paterno was personally asked by the Philadelphia Freedoms to play the pre-match bloc party at the Villanova Pavilion in front of 2000 people. For the show, Paterno brought on his friend Connor McElwee (electric guitar, vocals) and their old high school English professor, Doug Parsons (percussion). To round out the eclectic group, Mike Clark (trumpet), Adam Monaco (mandolin), Nate Sims (bass) and Frank Rein (trombone) came on board.

Later that year, Grammy-winning producer Joe Nicolo saw them play at Chaplin’s (Spring City, Pa). He quickly signed them to his label, BlacBird Productions, where they began recording their debut EP. The Chris Paterno Band recently released their debut singles “Unfaithful,” and "Morning Light" which were featured on blogs Elmore Magazine, Vents Magazine, Filthy Tracks, Leading Us Absurd, Throwback Thursday Philly and more.

The self-titled EP is slated for release in August 2016.



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

October 1, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

James Maddock

$20 Adv / $25 At the Door

An evening with James Maddock.
To listen to samples, visit

The best singer-songwriters serve the song. The songwriter’s songwriter, James Maddock, who has earned the respect of masterful writers such as Bruce Springsteen and Willie Nile, has built his acclaimed legacy on humbly honoring purity of expression.

Many albums in his beloved catalog are elegantly spare, conveying his songs and sentiments in the most direct possible way. But for his latest album, The Green, the songs guided him into recording the most eclectic, exhilaratingly soulful, and imaginatively produced album in his career.




$20 Adv / $25 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

October 7, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Charlie Phillips Who Tribute
with Justin DePaola

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Charlie Phillips - The Who Tribute.
To listen to samples, visit

Raised amidst the musical melting pot that was 1970’s Philadelphia, listeners agree that Charlie Phillips’ songs cannot be categorized into genre. His musical influences – rooted primarily in rock, soul, folk, and blues – have been blended and distilled to create his eclectic style and fresh sound. From the blues-rock and reggae flavored “Preacherman” and “Give It Up”, to the Asbury Park blare of “Natural”, to the campfire folksiness of “Donny T” and “Wealth of Friends”, his heartfelt and melody-driven songs leave the listener singing after the song is over.

Charlie’s charisma and spontaneity are evident in his live shows, captivating audiences by digging deep into his reservoir of original music and cover tunes. Also a yoga teacher at his own yoga studio in suburban Philadelphia, Charlie adds the compelling ingredient of his positive and hopeful “spiritual realism” into his recordings (evident in songs such as “Little Things” and “What It Is”) as well as his live performances.

Charlie has issued 3 CDs of original material, and his songs have received airplay on WXPN 88.5 in Philadelphia and other stations across the country. But he is also known for his “tribute” shows, having played homage to George Harrison, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and performs a John Lennon Tribute show annually each December at Burlap and Bean. He is a member of “The Core”, a popular Eric Clapton Tribute Band.

-- Opening will be special guest Justin DePaola



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

October 8, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Brad Cole, Matt Nakoa, and Robinson Treacher

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

An evening with Brad Cole, Matt Nakoa, and Robinson Treacher.
To listen to samples, visit

The trio of Cole Nakoa & Treacher joins the forces of three of the most soulful and engaging performers in the singer/songwriter world today.

Brad Cole, Matt Nakoa and Robinson Treacher weave their sound, lyricism and inspiration to cultivate a live music that is as undeniably unique as it is powerful.

Elmore Magazine noted "Heart Stopping Harmonies" "Poignant songs, seamless harmony blends, bedrock roots power … overall killer chops. A must-see!" -Acoustic Live Magazine



$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

October 14, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Lizanne Knott and Nathan Bell

$15 Cover$15 Cover

An evening with Lizanne Knott and Nathan Bell.
A special double feature.

A long standing member of the singer-songwriter scene in Philadelphia, Lizanne Knott has been captivating audiences throughout the Northeast and garnering attention from radio listeners across the globe. Well known locally for her floating vocals and lyrical juxtapositions, her apparent depth and transcending warmth make for an inviting mix of music which moves easily through dark poetic ballads to folk driven rock. To listen to samples, visit

Nathan Bell has lived life. At 56, the wizened songwriter’s weary voice bleeds experience. He’s seen both sides of the coin—traveled the nomadic, bohemian path of the hard-luck troubadour, and found comfort and meaning in the stability of a family, a home and a near two-decade corporate gig. And now, with a guitar back in his hands where it should be, he’s ready to tell the tale. But it’s not just his own story he’s after. It’s a story of America, of the working classes—both blue and white collar.. To listen to samples, visit



$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

October 15, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Billy Penn Burger with Billy Freeze

$15 Cover

An evening with Billy Penn Burger.
To listen to samples, visit

Most remarkable is Billy’s amazing growth the last few years. He’s become an engaging and confident performer, a compelling recording artist, and a widely admired singer-songwriter, all relatively late in life. Winner / First Place in the 2014 Beta Hi-Fi Emerging Music Festival.

His independent release, Living Documents, earned a 2014 Male Solo Artist of the Year Homey Award on Wilmington’s 93.7 WSTW, Hometown Heroes. Living Documents’ musician credits read like a Who’s Who of the Philadelphia / Wilmington music scene: John Lilley, Cliff Hillis, Jay Davidson, Tom Hampton, Rick Bell, Nick Bucci and so many more!

Nik Everett says, "Billy writes songs that touch your soul, fill your head, grab your heart and never let go. You have been warned." Marc Moss says, "Billy writes songs that make other songwriters say, 'I wish I wrote that song" So yes, he's played a lot of well known venues, and shared the stage with a lot of well own artists. But today is what’s important. Making new friends and fans every day. Still writing, still growing. Jangle Folk, Jazz, Heart, Rhythm and Blue-Eyed Soul.

-- Opening will be special guest Billy Freeze



$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

October 21, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Brother Sun with The Lowest Pair

$22 Adv / $25 At the Door

An evening with Brother Sun.
To listen to samples, visit

National Touring Artists Joe Jencks, Greg Greenway and Pat Wictor have made their mark as veteran touring singer-songwriters, but Brother Sun is no songwriter's round.

The trio's harmonies, as much as their lyrics, tell what they are about: warm as a campfire, stirring as a gospel church, rousing as a call to arms.

Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony, in the finest of male singing traditions.

-- Opening will be special guest The Lowest Pair



$22 Adv / $25 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

October 22, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Christine Lavin

$25 Cover

An evening with Christine Lavin.
To listen to samples, visit

Christine Lavin is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/recording artist living in New York City. On September 1, 2015 her 22nd album, CHRISTINE LAVIN & FRIENDS LIVE AT McCABE'S GUITAR SHOP was released, produced by Hillary Rollins, and includes five brilliant LA performers (Gary Stockdale, Pat Whiteman, Cynthia Carle, David Lucky, and MaryJo Mundy), and one revered British singer/songwriter, Daniel Cainer. Christine sings seven songs on this album, too.

She has produced ten compilation CDs JUST ONE ANGEL v2.0 being the latest, showcasing the holiday songs of 19 songwriters whose work she loves. The food-themed compilation One Meat Ball, includes a 96-page cookbook that Christine edited.

For four years she hosted "Slipped Disks" on xm satellite radio, playing CDs slipped to her backstage by compatriots, and is the occasional guest host for the City Folk Sunday Sunday Supper on WFUV-FM at Fordham University. She also writes freelance for various publications (including The Washington Post, Huffington Post, The St. Petersburg Times, The Performing Songwriter, and Delta "Sky" Magazine). Her song "Amoeba Hop" was turned into a science/music book by illustrator Betsy Franco Feeney (Puddle Jump Press), received the stamp of approval from The International Society of Protistologists, and a "Best Book Award" from the American Association for The Advancement of Science.



$25 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

October 27, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

The Sea, The Sea
with Jeffrey Martin and Anna Tivel

$15 Cover

An evening with The Sea, The Sea.
To listen to samples, visit

THE SEA THE SEA is an Upstate New York based indie folk-pop duo-band featuring what Huffington Post calls, “Two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear this or any other year.” Their 2014 debut release, Love We Are We Love, received praise from NPR, American Songwriter, and No Depression, among others, gathering nearly 10 million streams on Spotify.

The animated video for their song "Waiting" sparked viral interest including Buzzfeed, Pitchfork, and inclusion at the international TED 2015 conference. Mountain Stage host Larry Groce calls them "ready to take their place among the best young male/female duos now performing."

Their 2016 release, the six-song EP In the Altogether, recently earned features by Apple Music including Best of the Week and A-List Singer/Songwriter.

-- Opening will be special guests Jeffrey Martin and Anna Tivel



$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

October 28, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Rod Picott and Michael Braunfeld

$15 Cover$15 Cover

An evening with Rod Picott and Michael Braunfeld.
A special double feature.

It's been 15 years since Rod Picott laid down his work belt, picked up an acoustic guitar and put a permanent end to his gig as a sheet rock hanger. He'd been writing music in private for years, but it was 2001's Tiger Tom Dixon's Blues — a debut album that bridged the gap between between folk and Americana — that officially introduced him as a singer/songwriter, kick starting one of the more acclaimed careers in modern-day roots music. Since then, he's focused on a different kind of construction: building a catalog of songs that spin stories of hard work, heartache and the human condition. To listen to samples, visit

Michael Braunfeld is, first and foremost, a storyteller. His songs capture the everyday triumphs and struggles of ordinary people. Michael has been garnering critical acclaim and industry recognition including a prestigious slot on the 2013 Emerging Artists Showcase at The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival - where he received honorable mentions in audience voting (one of the only solo performers to do so) - and a coveted Quad Showcase at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance that same year. From sold out listening rooms to folk festivals up and down the East Coast, Michael has been delighting old fans and winning over new audiences at every stop. To listen to samples, visit



$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

October 29, 2016 @ 8:00 pm


$5 Cover + $2 BYOB

VILEWEEN - Wear your best costume!!!
To listen to samples, visit

Vilebred is a Philly-based experimental rock band, constantly churning out rich melodies, epic anthems and enough snark to make everyone a little uncomfortable.

Following the footsteps of his brother Kurt Vile, Sam Vile is the musical architect that leads this circus.

Vilebred's releases include: Lusty Dusty Kamikaze (LP, May 2009)
EEEP! (EP, December 2011)




$5 Cover + $2 BYOB

Doors Open at 7:30pm


*Advance Ticket Reservation Policy

Am I guaranteed a seat? Any show, unless otherwise indicated, in which a cover charge is collected will follow a general admission protocol.  This means that seating is consumed on a first come, first serve basis.  In the situation all seating is occupied, standing room only will ensue.
* If you are interested in reserving a table for a particular show, please call for availability.
* Smaller 2-top Table Reservations require a minimum purchase of 2 advance tickets and a $15 fee will be charged.
* Larger 4-top Table Reservations require a minimum purchase of 4 advance tickets and a $25 fee will be charged.
* Tables are limited. Additional stools at $5 each.

How will I get my ticket(s)? All tickets sold in advance will be waiting here for you at the time of the scheduled performance, similar to a "Will Call" procedure.  Please bring a form of ID that matches the information used at time of purchase. (A nominal handling fee will be charged to cover our electronic processing expense)

What if the show is cancelled? In the unlikely event a show is cancelled, either due to inclement weather, loss of power, technical malfunction, or in the case the performer fails to or can not attend - a full refund will be administered to any guest in attendance during the scheduled performance.  A ticket receipt, ticket stub, or proof of identity will be required if a refund is requested. In all other circumstances, tickets are NOT refundable.


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