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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September 7, 2015

Burlap and Bean is Closed


Burlap and Bean is Closed for Labor Day.


September 11, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Charlie Phillips

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

An evening with Charlie Phillips.
To listen to samples, visit

Continuing his series of tributes and theme shows, Charlie Phillips performs the radio hits of the 1970"s.

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, alluring audiences by dipping 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.



$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

September 12, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

JD Malone with John Beacher

$12 Cover

An evening with JD Malone.
To listen to samples, visit

Sturdy rock riffs mingled with a dusty twang and rumbling like a well tuned hemi on a flat open stretch. – Direct Current Music

J.D Malone and the aptly-named Experts form a loose-limbed yet muscular pub-rock crew, deftly manhandling country-rockers, heartland stompers, southern boogies and closing-time weepers. -Jim Musser (Iowa Press Citizen)

J.D Malone writes songs that grab you right away and then resonate deeply. - Nick Cristiano (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Equally at place at a dive bar in New Jersey or onstage at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. – David Voigt (Toronto Music Examiner)

-- Opening will be special guest John Beacher



$12 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

September 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

Johnny Boy Whaler Hootenanny

free event

3rd Annual Johnny Boy Whaler Hootenanny!
Benefiting Musicopia - giving instruments and lessons to children.

Join us for a night that promises self-expression ~people breaking through whatever stops them from being free to do what they love. Musicopia is the beneficiary of all proceeds, an organization that trains young people in the joy of making music by giving them instruments and lessons. There will be singing, guitars, basses, violins, drums, poetry, Shakespeare, rapping, and a raffle of great prizes. A fun night for all.

The Johnny Boy Whaler Hootenanny came about because I had just taken up the guitar and found that performing in public was such a thrill that I wanted to provide the opportunity for others. Then I thought why not benefit a charity and I discovered Musicopia, a non-profit, that provides musical instruments and lessons for under-privileged children. A perfect match for my event. What I want to accomplish is a great night of entertainment and raffle prizes that raise money for Musicopia.



Donations Accepted

Doors Open at 6:30pm

September 17, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Antje Duvekot with Chuck Cannon

$15 Cover

An evening with Antje Duvekot.
To listen to samples, visit

Antje has extensive touring experience, criss-crossing the US and Europe several times. She is a compelling live performer and has been invited to play some of the top festivals including The Newport Folk Festival as well as the Mountain Stage, Philadelphia and Kerrville Festivals. Internationally, she's headlined the The Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland and the Tonder Festival in Denmark.

In December of 2007, The Bank of America featured Antje’s song “Merry Go Round” in a national TV advertising campaign seen by millions, including a Super Bowl audience. Antje’s fast growing fan base, the viral spreading of her music and a track record of sold-out shows are a testament to her growing popularity.

-- Opening will be special guest Chuck Cannon



$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

September 18, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

The Young Novelists with Emily Mure

$15 Cover

An evening with The Young Novelists.
To listen to samples, visit

Through their rich but rustic sound, Toronto roots-rock outfit The Young Novelists deliver a dose of honesty in audible form. Made us Strangers, their upcoming sophomore effort, showcases a significant sonic progression for the band.

Ripe with raw but elegant instrumentation and stacked multi-layered harmonies, their pure take on folk-tinged rock translates equally well from the stereo or stage. What first began as a stack of songs that frontman Graydon James had amassed behind the drum kit in various bands during his university years eventually became a collection of recordings performed by the six-piece band, Graydon James & The Young Novelists. But over time, as James’ wife Laura Spink became integral to the creative process and the band began performing and touring as a duo, the more succinct banner of The Young Novelists was born.

Since dropping their debut EP, a small town eulogy, in 2011, they’ve made impressive strides up the industry incline. Their catalog also includes a live collection and their 2012 debut LP, in the year you were born, which cemented their status as an act to watch. Now, with made us strangers, The Young Novelists are set to make their most impactful musical statement to date. “We were looking to inject a bit of excitement and edginess into it this time around,” James says, “but also wanted the recordings to be more organic and true.” For that, The Young Novelists enlisted the aid of producer Carlin Nicholson (Jason Collett, The Golden Dogs), also a member of Toronto rock outfit Zeus. Together, with a minimalist approach to recording – no pitch correction, no click tracks, and some cuts captured entirely live off the floor – they added some grit to The Young Novelists’ sonic grace.

Cuts like “brothers in the garage” showcase the fruit of that union – rooted in folk with the band’s captivating and catchy vocal phrasing but boosted by slightly overdriven guitar and a triumphantly authentic chorus. Similarly, “come back to me” is an upbeat earworm that showcases their breadth of influence. Conversely, more sombre offerings like “always make the mistake” – this one anchored by Spink’s vocals – are delicate but alluring. “This record hinges on interpersonal relationships,” James explains of made us strangers’ underlying lyrical theme, which includes both traditional and non-traditional ones – from brothers in a band to a torrid love triangle to a new father missing the sound of his son’s voice when they’re apart.

-- Opening will be special guest Emily Mure



$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

September 19, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

John Galla with Rivers

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

An evening with John Galla.
To listen to samples, visit

Rooted in the rich history of music -- but with an emphasis on attaining an original perspective -- singer/songwriter, John Galla deftly blends a multitude of musical influences into a captivating aural mosaic, framed by dynamic rhythm, lyrical wordplay, and poignant expression.

John's 2011 debut, "Sketch", has become a favorite among local radio stations, with four tracks, ("Coming Through?", "Fear", "Sweet Relief" and "Binary Stars") receiving significant airplay. Building on this success, John began laying down tracks at the end of that year for what would become his newest album, "Drifting to Bella" (2014). However, while continuing to play as a solo-artist and with the newly-formed, 'John Galla Band', (in addition to three other side-projects), it wasn't until a hiatus from performing in May 2013 that John was able to return to the studio in earnest to finish the project.

During this two-year interval, John underwent a personal, (and by extension, creative) evolution that transformed the project from "Sketch"-sequel to alternate musical phase. This metamorphosis has been eloquently captured in the narrative of the new album from its first to final track ("Drifting" to "Bella").

-- Opening will be special guest Rivers



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

September 24, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Dull Dime presents Café Americana Vol 2

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Dull Dime presents Café Americana Vol 2.
A night of musicians you should know!

Performing will be:

Dylan Jane
Jason Grunwald
Hayley Derbyshire
Tim Hein
Sophie Biesecker.


To listen to samples, visit




$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

September 25, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Nathan Bell and Craig Bickhardt

$20 Cover$20 Cover

An evening with Nathan Bell and Craig Bickhardt.
A special double feature.

Folk/Roots artist Nathan Bell is known for his straightforward yet poetic lyrics, supported by master guitar playing. Acoustic Guitar Magazine compared his style to the “gruff troubadour lilt of Kris Kristofferson.” Sing Out! Magazine called his music “Powerful stuff…bleak, yet oddly comforting.” Bell’s records have been played on nationally syndicated stations such as NPR’s ‘Midnight Special’ and have topped folk/roots charts in the US and in Europe. To listen to samples, visit

Craig is a singer/songwriter of the old school – you can hear echoes of such ‘60s folk revival artists as Tom Rush, Gordon Lightfoot and Eric Andersen in his work. Added to this is the melodic sophistication of a Jimmy Webb or a Paul Simon, as well as a spare but telling lyric approach. “I admire songwriters like Woody Guthrie and poets like Robert Frost because they created functional art,” he says. “Too much music today is just for the singer, not for Everyman. To listen to samples, visit



$20 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

September 26, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Mary Fahl (of October Project)

$30 Cover

An evening with Mary Fahl, former lead singer of October Project. To listen to samples, visit

"Sounding like no other singer of her generation" (, Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s NYC-based chamber-pop group OCTOBER PROJECT. The hallmark of their sound was Mary Fahl's awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication.

As a solo artist, Mary has released several compelling albums, including the fantastic re-working of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" for V2 Records; her wonderful, original studio album "The Other Side of Time" on Sony Odyssey; and her acclaimed album "Love and Gravity". She has also written and performed songs for several major motion pictures, including the lead song ("Going Home") for the Civil War epic Gods and Generals.

Now Mary returns with her album "Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House", a collection of twenty-three tracks recorded live at one of America's oldest vaudeville theaters and winner of the Indie Acoustic Award for multi-genre "Album of the Year". The show was filmed for PBS and is currently airing around the country. Fahl's elegant, cinematic songs draw on classical and world music sources, American art song, as well as thinking man's folk-pop which she performs with an earthy, viscerally powerful contralto that Boston Globe critic Steve Morse calls "a voice for the gods that can transport listeners to other realms".



$30 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

September 29, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Slaid Cleaves

$20 Cover

An evening with Slaid Cleaves.
To listen to samples, visit

Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter’s Still Fighting the War spotlights an artist in peak form. Cleaves’ seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Dress William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string for a good idea. “Slaid’s a craftsman,” says Terri Hendrix, who sings harmony on “Texas Love Song.” “He goes about his songs like a woodworker.”

Cleaves delivers equal measures of hope and resignation throughout this 2013 release as life lessons slide subtly through side doors. “Normally when I start writing a new batch, a theme starts to emerge after three or four songs,” says Cleaves, who built an unlikely success story from scratch after moving to Austin, Texas, from Maine two decades ago. “This time around I thought, I’m just gonna write where the muse takes me and each song will be its own thing. So I ended up with a CD that has a bit more variety on it compared to my previous releases.

Half the songs are about struggle and perseverance and half are all over the place, some tongue-in-cheek stuff, a gospel song, a Texas pride song.” “Slaid is my favorite co-writer,” says Picott, who also co-wrote the new album’s standout “Welding Burns.” “He’s a smart writer with a gift for wringing the most out of a melody. Slaid understands that the song has to rule. He's patient and unwavering in his pursuit of the best.” Cleaves humbly accepts the praise. “Despite the odds, through persistence and good fortune I've carved out a niche for myself,” he says. “You could say I have a ‘Whim of Iron.’"



$20 Cover

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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