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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.



January 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Under the Oak with Chris Peace

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Under the Oak.
To listen to samples, visit www.undertheoakmusic.com

Adam Monaco and Maggie Pope. Bandmates. Buddies. Under the Oak. Humble songwriters, sharing their hearts through folksong.

Mostly performing as an acoustic duo, they also often enlist the help of their friends for some of the larger shows and festivals. Most notably, the talented Chris Peace (vocals, bass, slide guitar, banjo), often joins Under The Oak on stage and in the studio.

The World Cafe Live, The Haverford Music Festival, The Eight Oaks Music Festival, and Burlap and Bean Coffeehouse are just a few of the venues where they have entertained audiences with their heartfelt lyrics and simple melodies.

-- Opening will be special guest Chris Peace



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Chelsea Sue Allen and The Nodd

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

An evening with Chelsea Sue Allen and The Nodd.
A special double feature.

Hailing from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Chelsea Sue Allen creates ambient indie rock that has been described as both eclectic and dreamy. She self-produced and released her first album, Tiny Prizes, in 2011 followed by an ep, Reuinion, in 2013. Allen recently released her new album, Lonely Ages, this Fall (2015). Her sister and accomplice, Shay Allen, adds atmospheric electric guitar, as well as collaborates in the making of the songs. In addition to her own music, Chelsea is also a member of Philly bands Vilebred and Psalmships. To listen to samples, visit www.chelseasueallen.com

Since 2003 The Nodd has centered around the distinct songwriting and vocals of Dug, an American born just outside of Philadelphia, PA. The Nodd’s songbook spans from levity to gravity and back, inspired by the melodic hooks and lyrical nakedness that hold together the ageless songs of rock, folk, punk, and soul that The Nodd grew up on. To listen to samples, visit www.thenodd.com



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Cabin Dogs with Walty

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Cabin Dogs.
To listen to samples, visit www.cabindogs.com

What started with a mountain retreat by two brothers (Rich and Rob Kwait) and two dogs, would turn into a 15 year musical escapade back in their hometown of Philadelphia.

Cabin Dogs - a six piece live band - blend original American country roots with a subtle 70's groove, creating a sound best compared to The Band, Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan with shades of Gillian Welch and Wilco. "Inventive," "rollicking", "magical," and "soothing" have described the band's two releases.

Playing stages that have included Newport Folk Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival and Appel Farm Festival, the live sound of the CABIN DOGS compels moon howling and strange dance moves not before thought physically possible.

-- Opening will be special guest Walty



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

February 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

No Sailor with William H. Travis

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

An evening with No Sailor.
To listen to samples, visit www.facebook.com/nosailor

No Sailor is the moniker of American singer/songwriter Kieran Garvey and his five piece folk band. Their debut album, Anchor Broken Free, is rife with stories of spoilt love, fickle romance, and anthemic heartbreak.

Recorded over two years, and in three countries - Slovenia, Scotland, and America - the album was carefully crafted with acclaimed Glasgow producer Paul Savage (Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand, Camera Obscura) and mastered by Brian Lucey (Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys, Beck) in Los Angeles.

The ultimate result of their labour is a collection of delicate, powerful, and achingly honest songs. To reduce them to a metaphor: No Sailor is the sonic equivalent of a flea market oil painting - rustic, delicate yet robust, and serenely beautiful.

-- Opening will be special guest William H. Travis



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

February 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

John Byrne Band with Heather Pierson

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with John Byrne.
To listen to samples, visit www.johnbyrneband.com

John Byrne’s latest release, “The Immigrant and the Orphan” has been called “a gorgeous, nostalgic….everything that tugs at your soul and spills your blood and guts” (That Music Mag) and a “powerful, deeply moving work that will stay with you long after you have heard it” (Sing Out) Following up 2011’s After the Wake and 2013’s Celtic Folk, it was released to a sold out World Café Live in Sept 2015 and a sold-out Mercantile in Dublin, Ireland. It entered the FolkDJ Charts at number 40, peaking at number 36.

Together 7-years, much of which has been spent touring the US and Ireland/UK., the John Byrne Band has been compared to Steve Earl, Lucinda Williams, the Pogues Christy Moore and Tom Waits. Both as a solo/acoustic act, and a full 6-piece band, John logs in over 150 shows per year, building a loyal and devoted following. His next record, “The Rag and Bone Man”, is scheduled for release in 2018.

-- Opening will be special guest Heather Pierson



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

February 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Danielia Cotton

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Danielia Cotton.
To listen to samples, visit www.danieliacotton.com

Danielia Cotton is a New York City based singer/songwriter originally from Hopewell, NJ. In 2010 Danielia was named Lilith Fair's Ourstage Local Talent Winner for NYC. Since then she has shared the stage with the likes of Robert Cray, Bon Jovi, and Gregg Allman.

In the review of her Rare Child album The NY Times says this: “She’s a belter who can hold back or work her way up to a gospelly blues-rock shout, and in the songs she writes with her band’s brawny guitar riffs, she grapples with the road, salvation, holding on and letting go. “The truth will set you free, but it always feels like it tears you apart,” she sings. She’s a throwback, but a gutsy one.”

Her latest studio album The Mystery of Me is a journey back to her Small White Town roots. The new record is slated for a November 17th 2017 release.



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

February 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Laura Shay Band

$20 Cover

An evening with Laura Shay.
To listen to samples, visit www.laurashay.com

Passionate and introspective in her craft, Laura is known for her intense stage presence, awkward innocence, authentic humility, and confessional songwriting. Laura remains focused on the musical conversation she is sharing with the audience. Every song is personal for Laura, and she is hailed for creating an intimate space where it’s okay to laugh, cry, and feel everything.

Her latest record, Love & Other Things, is a continuation of Laura’s unique style of organic piano- and acoustic guitar-based tracks, coupled with honest lyrics and rich vocals.

A collection of nine songs primarily focused on love in its various stages and forms, the album was independently produced and features select musicians and engineers who embraced Laura’s Do-It-Yourself, home-grown vibe.



$20 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

February 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

TPiH and Joy Ike

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

An evening with TPiH and Joy Ike.
A special double feature.

Ashley and Eric L’Esperance first felt the electricity of their undeniable chemistry at an impromptu song swap. A year and a half later they were married and released their debut album “Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going.” Jessica Phaneuf, WUMB, says “I listen to A LOT of music, and this [album] would be at the top of the pile.” The Promise is Hope has earned their place among New England’s finest emerging indie-folk duos, with a live performance that is often described as beautifully moving, inspired, and connected. The duo was invited to perform at the 2017 Connecticut Folk Festival, and have shared the stage with national folk artists such as Amy Speace, Antje Duvekot, and Gaelynn Lea. They have captured the hearts of listeners in hundreds of crowds all over New England and the Mid-Atlantic, and are currently writing material for a sophomore album set for release in early 2018. To listen to samples, visit www.thepromiseishope.com

Born to Nigerian immigrants, Joy Ike’s music, voice, and writing have drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones, Regina Spektor, and Fiona Apple. But her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing. Leaving her career as a publicist in 2008, Ike has since played hundreds of shows across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest. She has had the opportunity to share the stage and open for Jeffrey Gaines, Seth Glier, Cody Chestnutt, Butterfly Boucher, Allen Toussaint, Serena Ryder, and Tyrone Wells to name a few. A write-up on NPR's All Things Considered says "The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul, with just the right dash of pop...a truly compelling act to watch in person, with the ability to create an intimate setting in locations big and small." To listen to samples, visit www.joyike.com



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

February 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Jason McGovern and
Chris Rattie & the New Rebels

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

An evening with Jason McGovern and Chris Rattie.
A special double feature.

Winner of the 2017 Philadelphia Songwriters Project Songwriting Contest, Jason wants to sing you songs and is trying hard not to overthink it. Just like he overthinks most things. Just like he's totally overthinking this bio. Leaning on his Americana, singer-songwriterly and offbeat influences, Jason is equally comfortable sitting beside a peaceful stream of quiet acoustic tones as he is drowning in a sea of electric guitars and drums. He just wants to sing you songs - raw, wry and honest song Jason has also appeared on the Lyrikplatz stage at Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pa., WSTW's Hometown Heroes, abc27's Good Day PA! and WNJR's acousticSongs LIVE! To listen to samples, visit www.mcgovernmusic.com

Born and raised in Northeastern PA, Chris began playing music initially as a drummer. He learned his craft on Friday and Saturday nights in the hard nosed, coal region pubs scattered throughout once vibrant towns. The bar stools were occupied by tough, working class people, known for blunt honesty but good intent. It’s that “hardness with a big heart” attitude that Chris would later carry into his songwriting. As a drummer and sideman Chris has toured with Raven and The Wren, Vince Welnik ,(formerly of The Grateful Dead and The Tubes), as well as cult favorite, roots-rockers, Marah. Most notably Chris was a drummer and key songwriter in The Rustlanders, who’s second album was produced by Don Was and recorded in L.A.’s famed East West Studios. To listen to samples, visit www.chrisrattie.com



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

February 17, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Craig & Aislinn Bickhardt and Jesse Terry

$25 Cover$25 Cover

An evening with Craig Bickhardt and Jesse Terry.
A special double feature.

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 www.craigbickhardt.com

The Buzz about Jesse continues to grow with tours taking him to Europe and New Zealand and his music featuring in major TV series. Person-by-person, state-bystate, country-by- country, his fans, supporters, and colleagues have grown exponentially in the past few years. No wonder John Platt from WFUV/New York calls Terry “a force to be reckoned with”. Stargazer, the fourth LP from the renowned New England-based singer/songwriter, was forged in the crucible of his engagement with a chaotic, often confusing world. Drawing inspiration from a diverse pool of influences — from vintage Jeff Lynne-produced pop to the Roy Orbison of “In Dreams” to The Man Who-era Travis — Stargazer is an album commensurate with its moment, imbued with an unconquerably sunny perspective for these dark and turbulent times. To listen to samples, visit www.jesseterrymusic.com



$25 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

February 23, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Far Pines with Homestead Collective

$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 Homestead Collective



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

February 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

The Sea The Sea

$15 Cover

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

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



$15 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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