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 25, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

Open Mic Night

free event

Join us Thursday evening from 7:00 - 10:00

Sign up starts at 6:30 pm and the list fills up fast!

Please review the house rules and features here.




September 26, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Sarah Blacker, Peter Linwood & Jason McGovern

$10 Cover$10 Cover$10 Cover

An evening with Sarah Blacker, Peter Linwood and Jason McGovern. A special triple feature.

Boston-based 2013 Boston Music Award nominee for Singer/Songwriter of the year, Sarah Blacker, was also a nominee for Songwriter of the Year, and Song of the Year for 2013′s single, ‘Shiver,’ in the New England Music Awards, 2014. She is a prolific singer/songwriter currently in the studio recording her 3rd full-length album, (Blacker has penned 2 full-lengths and 2 EPs in just 4 years) her previous currently receiving airtime on local NPR station, WUMB, and Emerson’s WERS as well as many other AAA and college stations worldwide. To listen to samples, visit

Peter Linwood is a Vermont-based singer-songwriter, born and raised in Philadelphia, and steeped in American acoustic folk traditions. While his songs and stories are intensely personal, they aim at something common to all of us. To listen to samples, visit

Jason McGovern is a Philly suburb based singer/songwriter who along with writing and singing his own stories also enjoys adapting and retelling the stories of poets and hymn writers long since gone. Whether alone or with his band, The Describers, Jason can quickly take his songs from something quiet and folky into something a little more rock-n-roll. To listen to samples, visit



$10 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

September 27, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Lucy Kaplansky with Buffalo Stack

$22 Adv / $25 At the Door

An evening with Lucy Kaplansky
To listen to samples, visit

Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, “a truly gifted performer...full of enchanting songs” (New York Times). Blending country, folk and pop styles, she has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons or singing pop favorites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe. Lucy’s iconic voice has has been featured in film and on television, including commercials like Chevrolet’s iconic “Heartbeat of America” jingle. A Billboard-charting singer and one of the top-selling artists on Red House Records, she has topped the folk and Americana radio charts and has been featured on shows throughout the world from NPR’s Weekend and Morning Editions to BBC Radio to CBS Sunday Morning. One of the most in-demand harmony singers, Lucy has sung on countless records, performing with Suzanne Vega, Bryan Ferry, Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin.

Raised by a piano-playing mathematician and a homemaker in Chicago, Lucy began singing in bars when she was still a teenager, even traveling to Norway to perform as a country singer. When she was just out of high school, she took off for New York City, where she became part of the renaissance of the Greenwich Village folk scene centered around Folk City and the Fast Folk recordings. Her compatriots included Suzanne Vega, The Roches, Steve Forbert and John Gorka as well as her frequent duo partner Shawn Colvin. The New York Times said it was “easy to predict stardom for her,” but instead, Lucy got a doctorate in psychology and started a private practice.

Eventually Shawn Colvin lured Lucy back to music, producing her debut album The Tide (1994). Red House founder Bob Feldman was blown away by the release and signed her right away. Since then, she has released six solo albums with Red House and released radio-charting albums with the folk supergroups Red Horse (with Eliza Gilkyson and John Gorka) and Cry Cry Cry (with Dar Williams and Richard Shindell).

-- Opening will be special guest Buffalo Stack Trio



$22 Adv / $25 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

October 3, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Matt Duke with Irene Molloy

$15 Cover

An evening with Matt Duke.
To listen to samples, visit

From turmoil to triumph to everything in-between, life is rich with incredible stories, provocative ideas, and Matt Duke wants to tap into it all. Ever since he began songwriting as a young teen, Duke found that no topic was too off limits, too taboo to explore, and he has welcomed each with an open mind and open heart if only to relay each through his own unique voice. 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. He also plays well with others – be sure to check out When I Stop Running(2011) with friends Jay Nash and Tony Lucca; a collection of songs with beautiful acoustic arrangements and lush vocal harmonies throughout. And while it is rumored that Matt Duke owns the only living Bali Tiger still left in existence, he is a man of few secrets and little appetite for the extravagant lifestyle one might assume a singer/songwriter to have.

Songwriting, recording, and touring aside, Duke enjoys participating in the program Musicians on Call, which brings bands and songwriters to the bedsides of hospital patients in the Philly area, as well as the relief program M.I.L.E. (Music Is Love Exchange), which brings service-based volunteering and the magic of the arts into communities both at home in the U.S. and abroad. A lover of food, water, sleds, and soft chuckles, Duke can tell the difference between Oxalis and Trifolium.

-- Opening will be special guest Irene Molloy



$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

October 8, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Charlie Parr with Hinton, Bower, and Jones

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

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

Many people play roots music, but few modern musicians live those roots like Minnesota's Charlie Parr. Recording since the earliest days of the 21st century, Parr's heartfelt and plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals don't strive for authenticity: They are authentic. It's the music of a self-taught guitarist and banjo player who grew up without a TV but with his dad's recordings of America's musical founding fathers, including Charley Patton and Lightnin' Hopkins, Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly.

With his long scraggly hair, fathertime beard, thrift-store workingman's flannel and jeans, and emphatic, throaty voice, Parr looks and sounds like he would have fit right into Harry Smith's "Anthology of American Folk Music." Parr uses three instruments, not including his own stomping foot. He got an 1890 banjo the first time he heard Dock Boggs. "I don't do claw hammer, I don't do Scruggs-style, it's just a version of me trying to play like Dock Boggs, I guess," Parr says. He has two Nationals, a 12-string and a Resonator, which became an obsession when Parr saw a picture of Son House playing it.

He has recorded in warehouses, garages, basements and storefronts, usually on vintage equipment, which gives his work the historic feel of field recordings. It's not because he wants to sound like he was discovered 75 years ago by Alan Lomax; it's because most modern recording studios make the reticent and self-effacing Parr feel uncomfortable. He often works with engineer and mastering master Tom Herbers of Third Ear Studios in Minneapolis to give his recordings true fidelity no matter what the format, from mp3 to 180 gram vinyl to whatever is in between. Yet his music sounds so timeless that you half wonder if there's not a scratchy Paramount 78 of Charlie Parr singing and strumming somewhere.

-- Opening will be special guest Hinton, Bower, and Jones



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

October 10, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Lucy Wainwright Roche with Jesse Ruben

$15 Cover

An evening with Lucy Wainwright Roche.
To listen to samples, visit

Lucy Wainwright Roche is a singer-songwriter and performer known for her clear, powerful voice and her refreshingly straightforward stage presence.

Lucy hails from what could be called a musical dynasty. Her parents are musicians Suzzy Roche and Loudon Wainwright III, and her maternal aunts are Maggie Roche and Terre Roche, who with Suzzy Roche formed the group The Roches. Her paternal half-siblings are Martha Wainwright and Rufus Wainwright. Her aunt Sloan Wainwright and her uncle David Roche are also musicians. Lucy has sung with all of the afore-mentioned.

Lucy was a teacher in NYC for several years but has now gone into music full-time and in 2007 went on tour with her father, her brother Rufus and many other musical acts. Lucy has released an EP entitled ‘8 Songs’.

-- Opening will be special guest Jesse Ruben



$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

October 11, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Mark Erelli with Charlie Rose

$18 Adv / $20 At the Door

An evening with Mark Erelli.
To listen to samples, visit

Despite his burgeoning career as a sideman in the past few years, Erelli has continued to add to his own catalog with another trio of eclectic projects. In 2007 came Innocent When You Dream, a homespun acoustic collection of lullabies and love songs by Wilco, Townes VanZandt, and James Taylor, among others. Erelli then teamed up with producer Zack Hickman to explore modern times and matters of the heart with equal parts courage and compassion on 2008's Delivered. Employing new sonic textures like horns and keyboards, Delivered had a stark, muscular timelessness, embodying "the best qualities of the folk-populist lineage that began with Woody Guthrie, and is carried today by Bruce Springsteen (Sing Out!)."

In 2009, Erelli was one of eight artists invited to the UK to write songs inspired by the life and work of Charles Darwin. After a week's composing, their eighteen new songs were debuted at a sold out concert. The resulting live recording, the Darwin Song Project, was hailed by The Guardian as "an intriguing, impressive album that results from a brave and unlikely collaboration.".

-- Opening will be special guest Charlie Rose



$18 Adv / $20 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

October 15, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

Delco Story Slam

$8 Adv / $10 At the Door

An evening with Delco Story Slam.

The Delco Story Slam is a new monthly storytelling event brought to you by the same folks who created the popular West Chester Story Slam.

Anyone can hop on stage and tell a five-minute "true as you remember it" story based on the theme of the night - Good Intentions! No notes, no props, and no music are allowed - just the storyteller and a mic!

Each month's winner is granted a slot in November's Grand Slam which determines the "Best Storyteller in Delco!" Whether you tell a story or just listen to the brave souls who do, come celebrate local storytelling and find out why Main Line Today named West Chester Story Slam "Best Entertaining Night Out."

Click here to learn more, including the rules, advice on telling your own story, and the themes for our 2014 season.



$8 Adv / $10 At the Door

Doors Open at 6:30pm

October 17, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Catherine MacLellan and The Cabin Project

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

An evening with Catherine MacLellan and The Cabin Project.
A special double feature.

MacLellan’s star has long been rising in North America. Voted Critics Favourite New Discovery by Penguin Eggs Magazine in 2008, her last record Water In The Ground reached out to expand her already loyal fan base as she toured in support of legendary artists including Bruce Cockburn in the United States and Steve Forbert in the UK, while also holding her own by showcasing in Boston, Berlin, Cannes, Memphis, New York, London, and Paris. Indeed, the subtle yet steadfast strength of the album is undoubtedly the understated power of MacLellan’s songwriting and performance on the largely acoustic-driven songs. To listen to samples, visit

The Cabin Project is an orchestral indie pop band from the Portland whose sound stems from anthemic choruses, three-part harmonies, loop pedals, and string sections. The songs are musically expansive, yet retain an intimacy similar to that of The National, Bon Iver, Feist, and Mates of State. The Cabin Project recently released their second album, Heliotrope, this last October. The album came together after passing demos back and forth between coasts and collaborating with a variety of talented musicians from all over the country. The Cabin Project has worked hard to build the community of influences and collaborations that surround Heliotrope, and what results is a culminated sound that chimes earnest, reverent, and full of warmth. To listen to samples, visit



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

October 18, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Matthew Rineer with Brad Almond

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

An evening with Matthew Rineer.
To listen to samples, visit

Matthew Rineer is no stranger to the world of music. His passion for playing guitar and singing began when he was a teenager, and his talent only grew as he practiced and discovered he could also write lyrics. A singer-songwriter was born.

After college, Matthew moved to Nashville for four years where he recorded two EPs - Survive and Sycamore (both available on iTunes and Amazon). Upon moving back to the Philly area, he was a part of a cello/guitar duo named blue grey serenade (EP how to disappear also available on iTunes and Amazon). Currently, Matthew is renewing his focus on his solo career.

-- Opening will be special guest Brad Almond



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

October 22, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank with Orion Freeman

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

An evening with Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank. To listen to samples, visit

Brothers and songwriters Teague and Ian Alexy make up the folk group known as the Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank. Though they had been acclaimed musicians since teaming up in 2006, last year saw them take their popularity to new levels.

Going into the studio after coming off extended touring, they recorded Number One Contender, an album full of laid-back Americana grit with heartfelt, observational introspection. It was hailed as one of the year’s best releases by a variety of publications, including the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The duo continues to tour with trips to the Rocky Mountain states and Midwest this spring.

-- Opening will be special guest Orion Freeman



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

October 24, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

3 Stories High with Meg Hutchinson

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

An evening with 3 Stories High.
To listen to samples, visit

The idea was born in 2000 -- 3 Philadelphia-area singer/songwriters, Christine Moll, Kelly Ricketts, & Christine Havrilla, members of a musical mutual admiration society, decided to collaborate on a few songs. The result was a potent blend of voices, musicianship, songwriting and energy: 3 Stories High. The addition of versatile Wilmington-based lead guitarist Rosann Mattei cemented the band’s sound.

3SH’s dynamic live shows soon led to appearances at venues, festivals, and benefits in the Northeast and beyond, including the Tin Angel, John & Peters, the Point, Bethlehem’s Musikfest, CB’s Gallery NYC, Atlanta Pride, Ralph Lauren’s Girls on the Move Tour, and many others.

Support from Michaela Majoun & 88.5 WXPN contributed to the growth of 3SH’s substantial fan base. Christine Moll’s departure in 2002 left a vocal gap, and the remaining members soon amicably parted a year later. Now, after 10 years and individual successful careers, 3 Stories High has reunited, bringing new as well as familiar material and renewed energy back to the stage!

-- Opening will be special guest Meg Hutchinson



$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

October 25, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Kris Delmhorst with Rusty Belle

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

An evening with Kris Delmhorst.
To listen to samples, visit

Kris Delmhorst's arresting new album Shotgun Singer began as an act of solitary creation. Holed up in a rural cabin with minimal recording gear and a houseful of instruments, Delmhorst recorded her new songs alone and off the clock, in late night sessions that yielded layers of intimate vocals combined with nylon string and electric guitars, cellos, keyboards, and percussion. She treated the work like oil painting, allowing the canvas to breathe and change over the course of many months until the picture emerged.

With the core of each song patiently assembled, she brought in a diverse cast of players to add sparse backing lines of drums, keys, guitar, and vinyl-based samples, and then signed on co-producer Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter) in arrangement and mixing, enlisting him meanwhile to play keyboards and percussion on several songs. The result is collection of songs fully realized and even lush at times, but retaining a hushed intensity, a spirit of lo-fi intimacy and unhurried exploration.

-- Opening will be special guest Rusty Belle



$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

October 29, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Ryanhood and Ethan Pierce

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

An evening with Ryanhood and Ethan Pierce.
A special double feature.

High-school rivals turned award-winning, nationally-touring acoustic duo, Ryanhood learned to connect with audiences early. On the streets of Boston, Ryan Green and Cameron Hood first started the foot-stomping, story-telling, and flashy guitar-playing that they've since become known for, while busking with their acoustic guitars. One part comedic exchange and one part music ensemble, Ryanhood has built a reputation around the country as one of the most entertaining and engaging acoustic duos today. Their airtight vocal harmonies, along with Ryan’s rapidly precise guitar riffs and Cameron’s soulfully rich lead vocals, create all of the feel-good breakdowns and radio-ready hooks that fans have loved about Ryanhood for years. To listen to samples, visit

Ethan Pierce has been growing as an artist since the young age of 14. A singer/songwriter, Ethan started writing music when he was 17. Over the years he has explored a variety of creative styles, which has shaped him into a well rounded musician. Today, his acoustic music is powerful and infused with sincere emotion. Ethan seeks inspiration from City and Colour, Ray LaMontagne, and Bon Iver among others. He is continuously striving to become a better musician with his acoustic and electric guitar skills, as well as banjo. To listen to samples, visit



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

October 30, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Darlingside and Tall Heights

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

An evening with Darlingside and Tall Heights.
A special double feature.

With four distinct voices clustered around a single microphone, Darlingside effortlessly draw audiences into their lush musical world. David Fricke of Rolling Stone describes them as “a quartet with a rich line in acoustic textures and chamber-rock dynamics.” The band’s sound, characterized by classical strings, tight vocal arrangements, bluegrass and rock instrumentation, and smart lyricism, is the product of complete collaboration among the four close friends. The group has no frontman; instead, lead vocals are traded from moment to moment, and each song features a new combination of instruments and textures, pulling heavily from folk, retro-pop, barbershop, and chamber music. Dave (bassist and former street musician), Don (guitarist, banjoist, and former boy alto), Auyon (classical violinist who studied mandolin in Ireland and Brazil) and Harris (classical cellist and guitarist) met and sang together as students at Williams College. To listen to samples, visit

In the summer of 2010, Tim Harrington and Paul Wright were playing for spare change in Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace. In three fast years, Tall Heights has put on hundreds of shows, headlining packed listening rooms across the country, touring down to Austin, TX to showcase at South By Southwest Music Festival, and sharing stages with national acts like David Wilcox, Ryan Montbleau, Andrew Belle, Lori McKenna, and many more. For the duo's debut full-length effort, Man of Stone (May 2013), Tall Heights hit the home studio, sinking deeper into the vast world they've meticulously built for two. To listen to samples, visit



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

October 31, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Vilebred with TBD

$5 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)

-- Opening will be special guest TBD



$5 Cover + $2 BYOB

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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