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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.

 

 

April 29, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Ben Arnold with Andrea Nardello

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

Dull Dime Presents and WXPN Welcomes Ben Arnold.WXPN Presents
To listen to samples, visit www.benarnold.com

Ben Arnold has toured throughout the United States and Europe with various line-ups both solo and with his rollicking live band. He has shared a stage with everyone from Ryan Adams, David Gray, Ben Folds and Lucinda Williams to Ron Sexsmith, Randy Newman, Martin Sexton, David Johanson, Jackson Browne, Amos Lee and even a strangely mysterious week in Holland with Townes Van Zandt in the last year of his life. His lyrics remind you of John Hiatt and he's been told he sings a bit like Randy Newman, but writes hooks like Springsteen used to do in the '80s. His songs explore strong emotions while his music draws on rock, folk, R&B and all genres in between. Ben is also a member of US Rails, which tours regularly in Europe and has released 5 of their own records to date.

After releasing an independent cd in the early 90's Ben was quickly signed to Ruffhouse/Columbia Records where he released "Almost Speechless" a slacker songwriter disc which opened him up to wider international audiences. He has since released several independent records as well as "Calico" on The String Cheese Incidents' label, SciFidelity Records, Nevermind My Blues on Ropeadope and "Simplify" on Blue Rose.

His latest solo release "Lost Keys" is already drawing very positive reviews nationally and is in rotation quite regularly on Philadelphia's WXPN Radio. Featuring the songs "Stupid Love", "Nobody Hurtin' Like Me" and "When Love Fades Away", It is a collection of material drawn from the music of Motown, Stax, The Sound of Philadelphia and street corner Doo-Wop. WXPN Radio says "Lost Keys" is "A sleek and soulful work from a refined tunesmith. The brass arrangements paired with his husky baritone recall The Afghan Whigs’ New Orleans-rooted LP 1965; his self-described “sad guy drinking alone at the bar” ballads .(“Nobody Hurtin’ Like Me”) have a bit of Closing Time-era Tom Waits in them; and his pop nuggets are impossibly poppy, like the Randy Newman-esque bounce of “Stupid Love” that, I guarantee you, will be stuck in your head in the best possible way!"

-- Opening will be special guest Andrea Nardello

 

 

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

April 30, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Dan Collins and Katie Barbato
with Brooke Annibale

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

An evening and Dan Collins and Katie Barbato.
A special double feature.

Dan Collins has been a part of Philadelphia’s alternative folk scene since 2005. His debut album, “You Can’t Go Home”, was released independently in October, 2010. Dan has been featured on Gene Shay's folk show on WXPN, on Radio Volta and UPENN Radio WQHS. He regularly performs at Philadelphia's finest venues, including the World Cafe, The Tin Angel, The Fire, and Connie's Ric Rac, also making appearances at The Bitter End, Caffe Vivaldi, 169 Bar and Pianos in New York City. "You Can't Go Home" was produced in Philadelphia and Collins’ unique songwriting style is enriched by local musicians including acclaimed Cellist Michael Ronstadt, Katie Barbato (The Sleepwells), Jon Thompson and Patrick Hughes (Oud Blues Band, West Philadelphia Orchestra), Sean Lee (Amnesia Star Hotel), and Tom Spiker (Calvin Weston’s Big Tree, Mobile Pleasure Lounge). To listen to samples, visit www.reverbnation.com/dancollinsmusic

Since moving to Philadelphia from Boston, Katie Barbato has been cultivating her unique style of heartfelt, socially aware folk rock and growing her audience. 2016 is turning out to be an exciting year. Katie’s unique angelic voice and soulful songwriting garnered the attention of Grammy award winning producer Obie O’Brien. Along with engineer Matt Teacher, they have teamed up to record her full-length album at Blackbird Studios and The Sound Emporium in Nashville. Her solo album “Times Have Changed” will be released in March 2016 featuring 9 original songs and a cover of the Irma Thomas single “Times Have Changed”. The EP layers psychedelic keys and guitars over an upbeat and driving rhythm section providing the landscape for Katie’s powerful and haunting melodies. Dirty Holiday is Mike Lawson on keys, Matt Teacher on bass, Georg Beck on drums, and features Rogers Stevens of Blind Melon on guitar To listen to samples, visit www.katiebarbato.com

-- Opening will be special guest Brooke Annibale

 

 

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

May 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Jami Music Studios Student Showcase

$8 Cover

Jami Music Studios Student Showcase.
To listen to samples, visit www.jamimusicstudios.com

Jami music studios is a home based vocal/piano studio located in Broomall, Pa. Jami's been teaching private voice lessons for almost 9 years, and she along with her duet partner and husband, enjoys working with all levels as well as ages.

Their primary goals as teachers is to give each student the confidence for auditions, performances and to pursue their dreams. Lessons are designed to enhance your musical ability as well as each students unique style.

 

 

 

$8 Cover

Doors Open at 6:30pm

May 5, 2016 @ 8:15 pm

Jami Music Studios Student Showcase

$8 Cover

Jami Music Studios Student Showcase.
To listen to samples, visit www.jamimusicstudios.com

Jami music studios is a home based vocal/piano studio located in Broomall, Pa. Jami's been teaching private voice lessons for almost 9 years, and she along with her duet partner and husband, enjoys working with all levels as well as ages.

Their primary goals as teachers is to give each student the confidence for auditions, performances and to pursue their dreams. Lessons are designed to enhance your musical ability as well as each students unique style.

 

 

 

$8 Cover

Doors Open at 8:00pm

May 6, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Ethan Pierce, Matt Duke, and Tim Goodwin

$15 Cover$15 Cover$15 Cover

An evening with Ethan Pierce, Matt Duke, and Tim Goodwin.
A special triple feature.

Ethan's approach towards his craft starts with being honest with himself, processing experience, life lessons, and observation of his surroundings packed into songs that cause one to pause, reflect, and relate. He says "My songs only belong to me until they are shared, they are gifts, once offered, it is up to the recipient to decide for themselves what it all means. I have my meaning, my purpose, my process, but the overall goal is to share that in hopes that it benefits someone else." As a songwriter and Live performer you can expect nothing short of his best effort every time. Ethan's music can be found on Spotify, Itunes, as well as his facebook page "Ethan Pierce Music." To listen to samples, visit www.facebook.com/epiercemusic

Over the past decade, Philly-based songwriter Matt Duke has recorded albums that touch on topics from teen suicide and conversations of abortion on Winter Child (2006), to addiction and the impish supernatural on Kingdom Underground (2008), to Sex, God, and Rock and Roll (among other things) on One Day Die (2011), Duke personalizes every moment and channels that intensity not only through the songs themselves, but on stage as well - endearing his audiences with tremendous performances and an almost heart-breaking vulnerability. To listen to samples, visit www.facebook.com/mattdukesongs

Tim Goodwin is a singer/songwriter from West Chester, PA To listen to samples, visit www.reverbnation.com/timgoodwin

 

 

$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

May 7, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Kuf Knotz, Jase Harley, and Luke O'Brien

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

An evening with Kuf Knotz, Jase Harley, and Luke O'Brien.
A special triple feature.

No stranger to Philadelphia's live music scene for the better part of the last decade or so, Kuf Knotz has created quite a name for himself accompanying nationally renowned tours with the likes of artists ranging from Common to The New York Dolls. Kuf even battered down historical barriers by becoming the first ever hip hop act to open up for the legendary "Boss" -- Mr. Bruce Springsteen, himself -- at the internationally covered rally for then presidential candidate, Barack Obama on Philly's Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Kuf's career highlights did not end there, however, going on to record "Unstoppable," the official song of World Series Champions, The Phillies, last year with fellow notorious local artists, G. Love and Chuck Treece. To listen to samples, visit www.kufknotz.com

Jase Harley has been in the musical underground producing beats for artists since 2001. As an emcee Jase Harley earned his respect on the local college scenes in New York and Philadelphia. He is primed to be an industry changing force within the world of music for many years to come. “I know that a lot of people think I'm a weird guy because current times have fooled us into thinking that original equals weird. I will always have my influences and I respect anyone who dares to be themselves. To make a long story short, I am just a simple guy and I gotta be me. To listen to samples, visit www.reverbnation.com/jaseharley

Luke O'Brien is a Philadelphia based singer-songwriter and hip-hop artist with fresh flows and a positive purpose. If John Mayer, Frank Ocean, & Macklemore built a nest and laid an egg, that egg would eventually hatch and out of it would come Lukey The Bird. To listen to samples, visit www.lukeobrienmusic.com

 

 

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

May 8, 2016 @ 2:30 pm

A Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

$25 Cover

"Talking Tea with Emma" presents ...
... A Mother's Day Afternoon Tea!

Ticket includes:

- History of Afternoon Tea

- Tips on Proper Tea Etiquette

- A variety of tea, scones, specialty sandwiches, and desserts.

 

Guest are encouraged to wear their Sunday's Best!

For more info, visit www.facebook.com/talkingteawithemma

 

 

 

$25 Cover

May 12, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Kelley Mcrae, Grace Pettis, and Pierce Pettis

$15 Cover$15 Cover$15 Cover

An evening with Kelley Mcrae, Grace Pettis, and Pierce Pettis.
A special triple feature.

The great painter Georgia O’Keeffe once said, “When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment.” Americana songwriter Kelley McRae approaches songwriting the same way, immersing herself in the meaning each song offers up. Her new album, The Wayside, released April 7th, 2016, explores the rugged, unfolding experience of life on the road. McRae’s vision is completed by co-writer, guitarist and husband Matt Castelein, whose distinctive guitar work and vocal harmonies add nuance and energy to the album. To listen to samples, visit www.kelleymcrae.com

While still in college, Grace released her self-titled debut album recorded at the renowned Blue Rock Studio in Wimberley, TX. After releasing her album she splashed onto the music scene winning NPR’s Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, where her, "Nine to Five Girl" was selected for Best Song honors. Grace went on to join the Storyville Coffee "Freedom Tour" across the US with Willie Porter, David Wilcox, and her legendary songwriting father Pierce Pettis. She then continued to tour in various formats from solo shows, to performances with Pierce Pettis, to trio performances with her producer Billy Crockett and cellist Dirje Smith. In 2011 Grace won the Kerrville New Folk Contest, and was an Official Showcase Artist at the 2012 New Music Seminar. To listen to samples, visit www.gracepettis.com

After a lifetime of crafting finely-wrought, heart-touching songs, singer-songwriter Pierce Pettis feels that he’s finally found his comfort zone. “The biggest change,” he says of this point in his career “has been getting over myself and realizing this is a job and a craft. And the purpose is not fame and fortune (whatever that is) but simply doing good work.” Pettis hit the road and became a member of the “Fast Folk” movement in New York in the mid-1980’s. He released one independent solo album, Moments (1984) before signing with High Street Records, a division of Windham Hill. There, he released three albums: While the Serpent Lies Sleeping (1989), Tinseltown (1991), and Chase the Buffalo (1993). His relationship with Tinseltown producer Mark Heard transcended the album. After Heard’s untimely death in 1992, Pettis committed to including a song of Heard’s on every one of his own albums, a practice that continues to this day. To listen to samples, visit www.piercepettis.com

 

 

$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

May 13, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Sarah Peacock and Flagship Romance

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

An evening with Sarah Peacock and Flagship Romance.
A special double feature.

The perfect marriage of Ann Wilson and Sheryl Crow, Sarah Peacock is a country-rock powerhouse! Peacock delivers intensity and passion while her memorable melodies soar over heartfelt lyrics. And any die hard Peacock fan will tell you she is just as infectious off the stage as she is on it. Sarah's song "Hurricane" won best song in the 2014 American Songwriting Awards. Her song, "Beautiful" was a winner in the 2014 Unsigned Only Competition. Sarah was also named The Listening Room Network's Artist Of The Year, and she has recently received endorsements from Taylor Guitars and DR Strings. This has proved to be quite a year for Sarah. In June she showcased at Nashville's CMA Fest and is currently wrapping up a brand new project with Nashville producer Ken Coomer. Albuquerque Sky (Feb, 2013) is the latest full-length studio release from Sarah Peacock. To listen to samples, visit www.sarahpeacockmusic.com

The story of Flagship Romance represents more than just an opportunity to hear two individually talented performers using their abilities to create something bigger than themselves. It is an invitation to witness an actual couple with a shared passion and chemistry, doing what they love with whom they love, with a desire to change the world one song at a time. Flagship Romance consists of real-life lovers, singers, and songwriters Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson. To listen to samples, visit www.flagshipromance.com

 

 

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

May 14, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Antje Duvekot and Michael Braunfeld

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

An evening with Antje Duvekot and Michael Braunfeld.
A special double feature.

Antje Duvekot has solidified her reputation as one of Boston's top singer songwriters with "Big Dream Boulevard" her debut studio release and "the Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer" and "New Siberia" her follow-up albums. The debut CD was produced by Seamus Egan, founder of the Irish super group, SOLAS and the project was released on songwriter Ellis Paul's label and quickly attracted international attention for Antje. It was voted "#1 Folk Release of 2006" by the Boston Globe and was named to the "Top10 Releases of the Year" by National Public Radio's, Folk Alley. Her follow up albums "the Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer" and "New Siberia" were produced by Richard Shindell and along side with Richard feature other "folk royalty" such as John Gorka, Lucy Kaplancky and Mark Erelli. To listen to samples, visit www.antjeduvekot.com

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 www.michaelbraunfeld.com

 

 

$15 Adv / $20 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

May 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Tom Waits Open Mic

$5 Cover

Dull Dime presents ...

 

 


... A Tom Waits Tribute Open Mic Night

 

 

 

 

 

$5 Cover

Doors Open at 6:30pm

May 20, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Danika Holmes and Jeb with Orion Freeman

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Danika Holmes and Jeb.
To listen to samples, visit www.danikaholmes.com

She's a songwriter who was almost a doctor. He's a guitar aficionado who owns and operates his own guitar instruction company. Together they form the duo Danika Holmes featuring Jeb Hart, a soulful combination of acoustic pop and blues that hits the heart with their blended talents.

Hailed as "a captivating singer in a truly soulful duo," by Emmy Award winning songwriter Trey Bruce, Holmes initially started as a solo artist, her songs playing on Sirius XM's Coffee House station and on 150 radio stations nationwide. Her belief is that a well written song can embody all emotions of the human existence and she articulates that beautifully with her slightly raspy yet gentle voice and truthful lyrics.

Jeb Hart can tell a story with six strings - "I've seen some of the best guitarists that rock, blues and country have to offer." says Entertainment reporter Jim Renke. " Jeb Hart can hold his own with any of them. His heart and passion are matched only by his technical skills. The multi-faceted Hart began playing music at the age of 9 - shortly thereafter he began a 16 year career of guitar instruction, opening his own company Six Month Guitar. Performing with various bands, ranging in genres from blues to rock, country to big band, Jeb found the partner he was looking for in Danika.

-- Opening will be special guest Orion Freeman

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

May 21, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Bobtown with Rebecca Pronsky

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Bobtown.
To listen to samples, visit www.bobtownmusic.com

NYC’s Bobtown formed in 2007 as an a-Cappella group with a focus on original, contemporary field hollers. Over several years, the band added instrumentation and their repertoire evolved to include bits of pop, bluegrass, R & B, Americana and gospel in a roots music mash-up bound together by a continuous thread of innovative vocal harmonies.

Bobtown has recorded three full-length CDs—their eponymous debut in 2010, Trouble I Wrought in 2012, and in November of 2014, A History of Ghosts. Their first two albums enjoyed international radio exposure and accolades, including a feature on NPR. A History of Ghosts debuted with the #1 song on the Roots Music Report's Weekly Top 50 Contemporary Folk Songs; and in December, the band saw their CD rise to #1 on the Roots Music Report’s Contemporary Top 50 Folk Albums.

John Platt of NYC’s revered radio station WFUV named Bobtown one of his "top musical discoveries of 2013," and another reviewer said of the group: “The five members of Bobtown present a unique and compelling blend of voices and instruments that move gracefully between elegy and celebration.”

-- Opening will be special guest Rebecca Pronsky

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

May 30, 2016

Burlap and Bean is Closed

CLOSED

Burlap and Bean is Closed for Memorial Day.

 

 

*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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