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.



October 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm


free event

An evening with Miss Cindy's Glee Club.
To listen to samples, visit

Gleeche is a fantastic group of teens from The Philadelphia area who gather each week to make beautiful music together. Cindy Duffie-McCord directs this wonderful group of super talented teenagers who want to ROCK your SOCKS offf! From Bruno Mars, to Cee Lo Green, this musical menagerie appeals to all ages.





Free Event


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 with Bernard Sarkissian

$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.

-- Opening will be special guest Bernard Sarkissian



$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


$8 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)




$8 Cover + $2 BYOB

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 3, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Bethel Steele and Under The Oak

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Bethel Steele and Under The Oak.
A special double feature.

Americana-inspired singer songwriter Bethel Steele has toured from Portland, Maine to Austin, Texas slinging songs and sharing stories with listeners. Steele’s career began in Boston, MA in 2008 and after releasing four projects there, is now based out of Fort Collins, Colorado. Kelly Walker, host of the Sundilla Radio Hour, says this of the latest release, an EP called “Shadows and Light”: "Bethel draws the listener in with songs that are clearly intensely personal, but reveal themselves to be true for us all. You cannot help but be moved and perhaps changed a little for the better in listening to them." To listen to samples, visit

Adam Monaco (of The Adam Monaco Band) combines his musical talents and adept command of the mandolin with the pure vocals of emerging singer-songwriter Maggie Pope in a project rooted in traditional folk music, but also reaching into the realms of bluegrass and folk-rock. The collaboration produces a refreshing sound capable of evoking stirring emotion in it's listeners and will culminate in the creation of a new album, set to be released later this year. To listen to samples, visit



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 4, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Jason McGovern and Heather Pierson

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

An evening with Jason McGovern and Heather Pierson.
A special double feature.

After a number of years writing, workshopping, rewriting, recording, rerecording and starting again from scratch, Jason McGovern finally released "In Fits and Starts" in late 2015. With stubbornness to self-record/produce and a bad habit of picking at edits like a scab, it is no wonder the album took so long to finish. Leaning on his Americana, singer-songwriterly and some oddball influences, McGovern's songs from "In Fits and Starts" try to make honest observations about anxieties and trials without losing sight of hope. Whether alone or with his band, McGovern wants to make real connections with audiences of all kinds through his music. To listen to samples, visit

At first glance, Heather Pierson appears to be the girl next door – youthful, friendly, a little bit shy - but she is an awardwinning pianist, multi-genre singer/songwriter, arranger, bandleader, and performer. From New Orleans-style jazz and blues to rousing Americana and poignant folk narratives, Heather’s memorable live performances feature her virtuosity on piano, her bell-tone vocals, and her commanding yet playful stage presence while wielding a tenor banjo, melodica, or acoustic guitar. She performs both solo and with her acoustic trio, featuring Davy Sturtevant on strings/cornet and Shawn Nadeau on upright bass. Her music moves seamlessly and effortlessly from one style to the next, and a growing catalog of wildly divergent CD releases reflects her boundless creativity. To listen to samples, visit



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 5, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Rivers and Ryanhood

$15 Cover$15 Cover

An evening with Rivers and Ryanhood.
A special double feature.

“Rivers is an all-acoustic trio. Whether playing in or out on the streets this group changes it up and throws it down with surprising song and sound. Indie meet folk, folk meet pop and pop meet Rivers.” Rivers is a smattering of genre-bending sounds—tapping into folk rock, pop, funk, blues, chamber pop, Americana, roots rock and alternative—that make up a fluid and dynamic indie folk style. But, when you think you can put a finger on their overall sound, Rivers keeps you guessing. That’s the beauty of their music. After just two short years of playing together, Joe Schaefer, 25, Matt Sinkovitz, 31, and Vincent Yarnell, 25, are eagerly working to get their distinctive folk amalgamation into the eardrums of as many people as possible. To listen to samples, visit

Named ‘Best Group/Duo’ in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards, acoustic-duo Ryanhood got their first break more than a decade ago as street-performers at Boston’s Quincy Market. It was there that they were spotted by a college booking agent and thrust into the college touring scene, where Campus Activities Magazine would name them “one of the most requested acts by college buyers all across the country.” They’ve since gone on to perform more than 800 shows in 45 U.S. states over the past decade and have shared stages with Jason Mraz, Matt Nathanson, Train, American Authors, and have even been tweeted about by Ellen DeGeneres. To listen to samples, visit



$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 10, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Lucy Wainwright Roche and Matt the Electrician

$20 Cover$20 Cover

An evening with Lucy Wainwright Roche and Matt the Electrician.
A special double feature.

Lucy Wainwright Roche was born in NYC into two influential musical families (daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche). A full time touring musician, with an ever-expanding solo career, Lucy is known for her crystal clear voice, straightforward, humorous stage presence, and insightful, melodic songwriting. Her recordings include: 8 Songs, 8 More, Lucy and her brand new 2013 release CD called There’s a Last Time For Everything. Fairytale and Myth is the first collaboration between Lucy and her mother, Suzzy Roche and has been nominated for Best Singer/Songwriter Album of the Year by the Independent Music Awards. To listen to samples, visit

Despite the name, Matt the Electrician is no longer an electrician, focusing instead on a music career that has spanned the course of two decades, a dozen records, and literally thousands of shows. It’s folk music for a modern age, rooted in lyrics that focus on the realities and challenges of the 21st century as opposed to, say, the old-school thrill of hopping trains. “I don’t generally write mining disaster songs,”he explains. “I tend to write about things that have happened to me and my family. Songs about the small things in life, which, to me, are really the big things.” To listen to samples, visit



$20 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 11, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Christine Havrilla with Vanida Gail

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Christine Havrilla and Gypsy Fuzz.
To listen to samples, visit

Award-winning Philadelphia native Christine Havrilla brings her “well-built, catchy, smart tunes” (Upstage Magazine) to audiences everywhere, touring nationally solo and also with the support of her band, Gypsy Fuzz. Christine utilizes the soft gritty texture of her vocals to express warmth and honesty listeners quickly embrace as well as her aggressive, raw, trash-style guitar playing and looping.

Main Line Today Magazine lists Christine as one the 25 “Power Women” ready to lead (October 2015). “Christine Havrilla is a creative, talented powerhouse wrapped up in one complete package!” exclaims Nor’easter Magazine (Aug 2015). Mike “Jacobs” McKenna of Steel Notes Magazine reviews & says “This CD (Vol. 2- The Sunset Sessions) just defies description. It is hot, tight, precise and just plain kicks ass.

This ambitious Philly native manifests her talent in certain ways that allows her to create eclectic music which will grab your heart and leave a lasting memory. Her Roots/Folk/Americana background coupled with that unique individuality that she possesses allows her to be a presence that steps into many genres and gives her the tools to crossover to different music formats.

-- Opening will be special guest Vanida Gail



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 12, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Callaghan and Jesse Terry

$15 Cover$15 Cover

An evening with Callaghan and Jesse Terry.
A special double feature.

When Callaghan moved from London to Atlanta during the summer of 2010, she was still a relatively unknown name in the States. A singer/songwriter whose music blurred the edges between pop, adult contemporary and Americana, she had been drawn to Atlanta by one of her biggest influences - Shawn Mullins - after he had agreed to produce her first album. It was a classic story of taking risks, of willingly throwing your life into upheaval in order to chase your dreams. Just a few years later, Callaghan’s writing a second chapter of that success story. On her second album, A History of Now, she draws upon four years of touring, recording and growing appreciation in the U.S. She's transformed herself from a burgeoning indie songwriter — playing to 20 people at her first US show — to a full-fledged headliner who's toured across 46 states, played the Cayamo Cruise, performed at packed venues around the country and logged more than 50,000 highway miles per year. To listen to samples, visit

Jesse Terry is an award-winning singer-songwriter who has often been compared to the likes of Ryan Adams, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon and Josh Ritter. Jesse has toured relentlessly across the nation and throughout the world — from Europe and Greenland to the UK and New Zealand. Along the way, he has landed a Nashville publishing deal, attended Berklee College of Music and shared stages with folks like Paula Cole, Darrell Scott, Liz Longley, Tony Lucca and Red Molly. He’s a winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, The International Songwriting Competition and the NSAI/CMT Song Contest and his songs have been featured on many network television shows, including ABC’s Forever, the CW’s Hart of Dixie and PBS’ Roadtrip Nation. Terry has released three full-length albums so far and is currently putting the final touches on a brand new EP, slated for a Spring 2015 release. Jesse is officially endorsed by Stonebridge Guitars, a boutique acoustic guitar line handmade in the heart of Europe. To listen to samples, visit



$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 17, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Heather Maloney with Ethan Pierce

$15 Cover

An evening with Heather Maloney.
To listen to samples, visit

Heather Maloney is a Massachusetts based singer-songwriter and writer-songsinger.

Her latest record Making Me Break was produced by Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses, Avett Brothers, Lissie) and features an all-star backing band including members of Band of Horses (Bill Reynolds, Tyler Ramsey), The Wallflowers, My Morning Jacket, and Darlingside.

Upon the release of Making Me Break, Maloney landed on SPIN Magazine’s “Artist to Watch”, with enthusiastic reviews from The Huffington Post, Consequence of Sound, and No Depression. The last song on the record, “Nightstand Drawer”, became Maloney’s first major television song placement on the CBS series “Elementary”.

-- Opening will be special guest Ethan Pierce



$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 18, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds
with Anna Spackman

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds.
To listen to samples, visit

During a solo journey to the Azores Islands in 2011, Dana Louise, a visual artist, taught herself to play guitar. The daughter of Ezra Idlet of the Grammy-nominated Trout Fishing in America, Dana forged the beginnings of her sound, practicing amidst the archipelago’s lava rocks and dragon trees.

Back in the States, she began singing and songwriting professionally, touring regionally and internationally, and is currently recording her debut album with Trout Records. Joined by the Glorious Birds -- Adams Collins (vibraphone and 5-string banjo), and Ezra Idlet and Keith Grimwood (Trout Fishing in America/guitar, percussion and bass) -- Dana brings her vibrant, melodic vocals and finger picking to a body of complex songs.

Drawing from jazz and bluegrass, carrying a contemporary beat, the sound is roots-rooted flung-into-the-future folk. Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds work to leave their audiences glowing with the magic music can bring: genuine human connection.

-- Opening will be special guest Anna Spackman



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Robby Hecht and Kate Vargas

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Robby Hecht and Kate Vargas.
A special double feature.

Nashville-based singer/songwriter Robby Hecht crafts melodic and captivating songs that don’t shy away from the complexity of human relationships and delivers them with a smooth tenor that evokes both sorrow and hope. Across his four indie releases, Robby has distinguished himself as the second coming of James Taylor, a gentler Damien Jurado. But, whatever the comparison, it’s hard to miss that his songwriting is distinct and individual. He doesn’t shy from the obvious rhyme, but manages it with a delicate audacity, placing it only where it best serves the story or the mood. And, there’s something about the way he unfurls a line that feels less like trying to work something out and more like just calling it what it is. Robby has won many prestigious national performing songwriter awards including the Kerrville New Folk, Telluride Troubadour and the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriting Competitions. To listen to samples, visit

Kate Vargas is a singer/songwriter who lives in New York City. She was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, whose southwestern culture and storytelling traditions inspired many of her lyrical themes. Kate began playing flute at age eight and picked up guitar and songwriting at eleven. Guitar remained a hobby as Kate excelled in jazz flute, earning several Albuquerque Jazz Festival awards for Excellence in Improvisation, a UNM Jazz Festival Superior Jazz Performance for vocals, and the Keith Gilbert Scholarship award from the Outpost Performance Space, a popular jazz venue in Albuquerque. After graduating from high school, Kate enrolled at Berklee College of Music as a jazz flutist. When she received high praise for her voice and lyricism, Kate decided to switch her primary instrument to guitar to pursue her interest in singing and songwriting. She graduated from Berklee in 2009 and moved from Boston to New York City in 2010. Kate continues to write, perform, and record her music in New York City. To listen to samples, visit



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 24, 2016

Burlap and Bean is Closed


Burlap and Bean is Closed for Thanksgiving.


November 26, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

The John Grecia Band and Drew Nielands

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with The John Grecia Band and Drew Nielands.
A special double feature.

The John Grecia Band, a piano-driven four-man original rock band based in the Philadelphia area that combines modern and progressive rock with classic rock, jazz, and soul of old. With members coming from four diverse backgrounds in music, the band comes together to create a sound with a piano, guitar, bass, and drums that is truly unique. To listen to samples, visit

Born & raised on the outskirts of Philadelphia, Drew Nielands' sound taps the heart of American music with influences like Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, & Bob Dylan. Drew's preparing to release his debut album on CheapO Records later this fall & a video for the first single, "Cross that River" is currently on Youtube (Directed & Produced Pat Taggart). To listen to samples, visit



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 10, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

Michele Lynn

$15 Cover

Dull Dime Presents and WXPN Welcomes Michele Lynn.WXPN Presents
For more info, click here

Join Michele Lynn for the release of her album titled “Vilomahed.”

The Vilomahed album’s goal is to raise awareness for suicide prevention by combining Michele’s poems of grief and loss with the music and voices of her songwriter friends -- all in memory of her son David, who took his own life September 2013.

Artists involved in the project are: Adrien Reju, Allison Polans, Andrea Nardello, Angela Burns, Annie “Nardo Lilly,” Autumn Walden, Christopher Davis-Shannon, Dani Mari, Galen Fitzpatrick (Black Horse Motel), Ginger Coyle, Heather & Eric Hurlock (Tin Bird Choir), Hezekiah Jones, Jeff Klemens, John Galla, Ross Bellenoit, Tim Celfo (Mason Porter), Valentina Raffaelli (Sunshine Superman).

Proceeds from the show and sales of the album will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.



$15 Cover

Doors Open at 8:30pm


*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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