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Burlap and Bean in Newtown Square 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.

BYO Policy $5 charge per bottle of wine or 6 pack of beer. More fine print 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.

 

 

November 23, 2017

Burlap and Bean is Closed

CLOSED

Burlap and Bean is Closed for Thanksgiving.

 

December 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

John Lennon Tribute

$15 Cover

An evening with Charlie Phillips performing a Tribute to John Lennon. To listen to samples, visit www.charliephillips.com

Local singer/songwriter, Charlie Phillips, will perform a tribute to John Lennon. Charlie will play selected John Lennon songs in chronological order, covering John’s recording career from 1962 through 1980. Charlie encourages you to bring your requests!

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.

Cynical moptop. Political revolutionary. Spiritual visionary. John Lennon’s music reflected all of the facets of his complex and creative personality. Charlie Phillips performs a chronological compendium of his greatest hits, from 1962’s “Love Me Do”, through 1966’s “Strawberry Fields Forever”, up until 1980’s “Watching The Wheels”. Simply put, you will hear some of the most beautiful and poignant songs of the 20th Century in Charlie’s tribute to the great John Lennon!

 

 

$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Danny Barnes Trio

$18 Adv / $20 At the Door

An evening with Danny Barnes Trio.
To listen to samples, visit www.dannybarnes.com

Danny Barnes is already known as an iconic American musician, a banjo playing innovator who’s earned high praise from everybody from Bill Frisell and Dave Matthews to Steve Martin, who presented Danny with the Prize for Excellence in Banjo in 2015. From the days with his groundbreaking Austin band, the Bad Livers, to his two decade solo career experimenting with electronic music, jazz, old time string band music and more, he’s a genre bending, rule breaking original who prefers to color outside the lines.

Now, with Stove Up, due out March 3, 2017, he’s showing us that it was always a choice, that he’s always had the chops to play straight ahead bluegrass banjo with the best of them. With a top-flight band backing him up, Danny turns in an amazing set of tunes that demonstrate his respect for tradition and his commitment to his own musical voice.

“Happily, with Stove Up, our five-string hero steps out of the lab and into the sunlight where his pre-war Gibson can really shine,” says Tim O'Brien. “Producer and guitarist Nick Forster wisely loosens the reins and lets his pack of thoroughbreds set a fast pace around the bluegrass track. Mandolinist Chris Henry, with his bone-dry tone and expanded traditional approach, is a particularly inspired foil to Barnes. Along with Forster, much decorated fiddler Jason Carter, and everyone’s favorite bassist, Mike Bub, they cut through some beautiful territory, including two Don Stover’s compositions—”Black Diamond” and “Rockwood Deer Chase.” Three vocal tracks peek through the instrumentals and give new listeners a look into the quirky mind of Barnes… These are live and lively performances where you can almost hear the musicians smile.”

 

 

 

$18 Adv / $20 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach

$15 Cover

An evening with David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach.
To listen to samples, visit www.davidjacobs-strain.com

David and Bob met on a Philadelphia Folk Festival Workshop Stage in 2002. Over the next eight years they would come across each other at festivals, conferences and other music venues. These chance meetings eventually convinced them that working together could create something very special. Since 2010 they have been doing exactly that at festivals, clubs, house concerts and more. They currently perform between 70 and 100 shows a year on both east and west coasts. Their live show moves from humorous, subversive blues, to delicate balladry, and then swings back to swampy rock and roll.

David Jacobs-Strain is a fierce slide guitar player, and a song poet from Oregon. He is known for both his virtuosity and spirit of emotional abandon. David displays a range that ties him to his own generation and to guitar slinger troubadours like Robert Johnson and Jackson Browne. “I try to make art that you can dance to, but I love that darker place, where in my mind, Skip James, Nick Drake, and maybe Elliot Smith blur together.” His newest album, “Live,” speaks of open roads, longing hearts and flashbacks of Oregon– a record of emotions big and small, and lyrics that turn quickly from literal to figurative. “I’m fascinated by the way that rural blues inscribes movement and transience. The music that frees a singer keeps them on the run; there’s a crossroads where a thing can be enchanting but dangerous; damaging but beautiful.”

 

 

$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Jackson Pines and Mike Herz

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

An evening with Jackson Pines and Mike Herz.
A special double feature.

Jackson Pines is a band from Philadelphia, PA that has just released their first full length album, “Purgatory Road”. It was produced by Simone Felice at his Sugar Mountain Studio in Palenville, NY in the summer of 2016 after he heard two of Joe’s demos. Featuring members of The Felice Brothers (Simone and James) the record mainly focuses on the duo of Joe Makoviecki, 26, on guitar/vocals and James Black, 26, on stand up and electric bass. These songs were written at a time of indecision and angst in their lives as their last band parted ways and Joe’s mother fell ill. The tumultuous nature of current events, growing up, and the feeling of moving from one phase of their lives into the next permeates this record, but the songs seek to find a way out of the malaise through nurturing positive relationships with companions, friends, and family, even and especially when it feels like they’re slipping away. Combining singer-songwriter sentiments with the tradition of American folk music, Jackson Pines harkens to a time we think was better than now, but insists the best is yet to come. To listen to samples, visit www.jacksonpines.bandcamp.com

With an uncanny ability to turn a phrase and pen lyrics that rattle around in your head, Mike Herz writes and performs in a style that is all his own. Music has brought him across this great nation and into spellbound evenings in some of the best rooms around. An aspiring poet long before picking up an instrument, Mike came to the realization his words were better served put to a tune. Flash forward years and many miles later and he is most comfortable performing in front of a room of complete strangers. He has released 3 albums, the latest being The Acrobat in early 2017. Herz was named a winner of the NJ Folk Festival Songwriting Competition, an Emerging Artist at Falcon Ridge Folk Fest and this past August was a Showcase Finalist at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, CO. To listen to samples, visit www.mikeherzmusic.com

 

 

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Far Pines with Ian Alexy of Hobo Nephews

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Far Pines.
To listen to samples, visit www.farpinesmusic.com

Far Pines is the latest musical project from Kevin Manning, a Philadelphia based singer-songwriter and winner of the 2012 Milkboy Open Mic Songwriters’ contest.

Growing up in Philadelphia around a musical family, Manning was captured by music from an early age. When he picked up a guitar at the age of 14, he taught himself to play and a life-long love of making music was born. After winning the Milkboy Open Mic Songwriter’s Contest in 2012, he released his debut EP, “Leaving St. Paul.” The Indie Folx radio station included the album’s song “Stars” in their “Best Indie/Folk/Acoustic Songs // Playlist #15.”

His most recent performances include opening for David Wax Museum at Johnny Brenda’s New Year’s Eve show in Philadelphia. Manning has also opened for Benjamin Francis Leftwich and Ivan & Aloysha.

-- Opening will be special guest Ian Alexy of Hobo Nephews

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Tracy Grammer - LOW TIDE CD Release
with Jim Henry
 

$16 Adv / $18 At the Door

An evening with Tracy Grammer.
To listen to samples, visit www.tracygrammer.com

Called “one of the finest singers and musicians in folkdom,” (Boston Globe), Tracy Grammer is one of folk music's most beloved and inspiring artists. Renowned for her pure voice, deft guitar work, spirited violin playing, and masterful storytelling, Grammer has toured with Joan Baez, recorded with Mary Chapin Carpenter, and enjoyed 12 consecutive years as one of folk radio's 50 top-played artists.

Her tenth release, LITTLE BLUE EGG (a basement-tapes release featuring the late Dave Carter), was the most-played album of the year on folk radio for 2012. Tracy Grammer has dedicated the last 15 years of her career to preserving and promoting the musical legacy of songwriter Dave Carter, with whom she performed from 1996 until his death in 2002.

Though she still performs some of Carter’s songs in her shows, 2017 marks a much-anticipated musical bend in the road for Grammer as she begins sharing her own material and prepares to release LOW TIDE, her first recording of original songs. Produced by Grammer and Jim Henry, the new project is entirely fanfunded, with Kickstarter backers from all over the world raising the $25,000 budget in a head-spinning 34 hours — a testament to the devotion of Grammer’s fan base, and their enthusiasm for her new work.

 

 

$16 Adv / $18 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Scot Sax and Suzie Brown
 

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

An evening with Scot Sax and Suzie Brown.

Suzie Brown sings and writes songs that quite often leave her audience tearing up. Perhaps, it's because Suzie writes from the heart about the vulnerabilities we all share. In 2015 she was asked by TEDMed to speak about her dual life as a Nashville songwriter and a Cardiologist at Vanderbilt Hospital. She will be performing songs from her recnt album "Sometimes Your Dreams Find You" as well as fan favorites like "Heartstrings" and "Almost There"

Scot will be performing songs from "Mr. Chocolate", a new album inspired by the loss (and art) of Sax' hero David Bowie as well as Wanderlust favorites! Scot Sax is a Grammy-winning songwriter ("Like We Never Loved At All" performed by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw) who first arrived on the scene with Wanderlust (RCA) and his song "I Walked". His next band FEEL scored a radio hit with "Won't Stand In Your Way". His songs have since been heard in movies like American Pie ("I Am The Summertime") and he has toured with the likes of Robert Plant and Allison Krauss.

 

 

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

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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