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.

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January 24, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Mason Porter and Beaucoup Blue

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

An evening with Mason Porter and Beaucoup Blue.
A special double feature.

From a whisper to a roar Mason Porter will take you by surprise. Combining lush harmonies with hand clapping sing-along’s and the unfiltered emotion of a hungry young rock band, Mason Porter is a force that evokes the spirits of each and every person whose life they touch. Blending folk, rock, blues and bluegrass with creative songwriting and constant experimentation; Mason Porter is a group of musicians working together to push the limits of American music. This is clearly evident in Story Of The Rifle (2010) and Thunder In The Valley (2009). Since the release of their self-titled EP (2008) the band has steadily made a name for themselves and have spent the last year and a half playing clubs and festivals from VT to TN. They have shared the stage with many nationally recognized acts including Carolina Chocolate Drops, Peter Rowan, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, The Hackensaw Boys, Enter the Haggis, Carrie Rodriguez, and Hoots and Hellmouth. To listen to samples, visit

Beaucoup Blue is the Philadelphia based father and son duo, David and Adrian Mowry. From blues to bluegrass, their soulful tradition and contemporary styles mesh into an innovative and authentic sound. They pretty much cover the full range of “Americana” quite uniquely in their song writing and how they choose to represent classic material. During their years together as a duo they have received numerous awards including “Grand Prize Winner of the Billboard Magazine World Song-Writing Contest,” and the “Grand Prize Winner of the Telluride Blues & Brews Acoustic Competition” as well as top 40 on AMA’s Americana, Roots, & Folk radio charts. Touring nationally and internationally as a duo, they perform regionally with some of the areas top musicians. On string bass, jazz and classical stalwart, (Ortlieb’s Jazzhaus, Delaware Symphony), respectively, Bill Zinno. On one of the oldest coolest drum kits you’ll ever see, Jeff Sheard, studio and touring pro from Toronto Canada. Three albums to their credit “Out of the Woodwork” 2003, “Hearts at Home” 2005, and “Free to Fall” 2009. All three albums produced by Grammy nominated Jim Salamone, display two soulful voices and slide guitar virtuosity. Combined with great musicianship from accompanying and guest artists encompasses a rich and honest feel, noticeably influenced by familial ties. Hear for yourself two generations coming together for the common good of great music everywhere. To listen to samples, visit



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 30, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

The Sea, The Sea with Sean Hoots

$15 Cover

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

The Sea The Sea, Chuck E. Costa and Mira Stanley, are an indie folk-pop duo-band. Merging the lyrical integrity of your favorite modern day troubadours with creative, vibrant arrangements and stunning harmonies featuring what Huffington Post calls, “Two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear this or any other year.”

The Sea The Sea begins their inaugural tour of 2015 with an inspired collection of new songs, as well as some favorites from their debut release Love We Are We Love. The album, released in February 2014, has received praise from NPR, American Songwriter, and No Depression, among others, for their honest and ethereal sound. Costa and Stanley accompany each other with electric/acoustic guitars, keyboard, and percussion, but it is their rich vocal harmonies that provide the depth to their songwriting. Two perfectly matched voices sometimes share the back-and-forth conversations of the song’s characters, other times the exchanges of one mind, weighing a decision, analyzing the moment, and trying to find answers.

The duo formed in the fall of 2011, already seasoned musicians in their own right. “We had both just gone through major upheavals in our lives,” says Mira, “And we were ready to test our faith in what was possible – in our art and in the world.” They borrow their act’s name from Xenophon's Anabasis, the ancient tale of Greek soldiers returning to their coastal home after a long arduous battle inland. "The Sea! The Sea!" is a cry of joy.

-- Opening will be special guest Sean Hoots



$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 31, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Chelsea Berry and Matt Cusson

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

An evening with Chelsea Berry and Matt Cusson.
A special double feature.

Chelsea Berry is a touring singer/songwriter on the national circuit with incredible edge, power, and finesse. Born and raised in Alaska, she now makes her home on Boston’s North Shore. Her presence has been described by listeners as “compelling… she draws the entire house into her world like moths to a flame.” She currently tours as support for Livingston Taylor and has begun headlining venues all over the country. She released her new solo CD in December of 2014 and is currently working on her sixth studio album To listen to samples, visit

Matt Cusson, an award-winning singer/songwriter and pianist, continues to wow audiences and prove that he is the real deal. He is a gifted self-taught musician who excels in jazz, pop, singer/songwriter and soul, as demonstrated by his expert writing and arranging skills on his critically acclaimed self-titled debut album of 2009. He cites many musical influences, such as James Taylor, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Djavan, Miles Davis, and John Mayer, just to name a few. Even more impressive is the list of artists he has performed with, including Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, the Roots, Babyface, Christina Aguilera, and Livingston Taylor. Matt has been working and touring with his mentor and friend, Brian McKnight for the past several years. He also performs regularly with Javier Colon, the 2011 winner of the hit NBC show “The Voice”. Matt performed with both Javier and Cee Lo Green for the 2011 Rockefeller Tree Lighting show. Javier sings the soulful duet “Same Old Song” on Matt’s debut album, and Matt is a featured pianist on Javier’s upcoming album with Universal Records. To listen to samples, visit



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

February 5, 2015 @ 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


February 6, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Anne McCue with Aaron Parnell Brown

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Anne McCue.
To listen to samples, visit

What isn’t mysterious is McCue’s musical talent and range. She was voted the Roots Music Association’s Folk Artist of the Year in 2008, performed in a Jimi Hendrix tribute at the 2007 International Guitar Festival and was included in the Four Decades of Folk Rock box set alongside the likes of Bob Dylan and Wilco. Heart’s Nancy Wilson has described her as “my Aussie clone,” while Americana icon Lucinda Williams had this to say: “Initially, her stunning voice hooked me in. Then I got inside the songs. The first chance I got, I went to see her perform . . . I was floored! The combination of her tomboyish beauty mixed with the precision and assertiveness with which she approached the guitar, her surrounding languid and earthy vocals created an intoxicating blend.”

The new, self-produced album is one that she has long wanted to make. Combining heartfelt songwriting with gritty guitar playing, the record harkens back to McCue’s breakout Roll release, although she says that the new disc’s sound is even more raw than its predecessor. While earlier albums covered a range of roots-rock styles, Broken Promise Land focuses on McCue’s hard-charging “cosmic biker rock” sound. Anne McCue describes her album, Broken Promise Land as “a bit dirty, a bit rockin’, a bit swampy and a bit bluesy, with a touch of mysteriousness to it.”

-- Opening will be special guest Aaron Parnell Brown



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

February 7, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Jeffrey Gaines with Kelli Scarr

$25 Cover

An evening with Jeffrey Gaines.
To listen to samples, visit

Singer/songwriter and guitarist Jeffrey Gaines brought a unique, original voice to the sea of singer/songwriters that emerged in the 1990s. Born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Gaines studied drawing and painting as a child, but became interested in singing while in his teens, joining local cover bands and taking his cue from the recordings of musicians like John Lennon, David Bowie, Paul Weller, Ray Davies and Elvis Costello.

After high school, Gaines was offered the singer slot for a New York rock & roll band, but turned it down to move to Philadelphia, where he signed with Chrysalis Records in 1990. His self-titled 1992 debut, featuring The Band's Garth Hudson on saxophone, organ and accordion, drew critical praise from far and wide, and put him on the musical map as a sensitive folk-rock artist. Somewhat Slightly Dazed followed in 1994, and in 1998 Gaines returned with Galore. Always Be marked Gaines first release for the new millennium.

-- Opening will be special guest Kelli Scarr



$25 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

February 11, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Anthony D'Amato and Michaela Anne

$10 Cover$10 Cover

An evening with Anthony D'Amato and Michaela Anne.
A special double feature.

Recorded with members of Bon Iver, Megafaun, and Josh Ritter’s band, Anthony D’Amato’s New West Records debut, ‘The Shipwreck From The Shore,’ has already earned praise from NPR and The NY Times to SPIN and Billboard for its brand of heavy-hearted folk shot through with electric streaks of rock and roll. Veering away from the homemade DIY production style that marked his early work, D’Amato relocated to producer Sam Kassirer’s Great North Sound Society, an 18th-century farmhouse-turned-studio in rural Maine, to cut the album raw and fast in just eleven days. D’Amato first came to national attention with 2010’s ‘Down Wires,’ which he recorded with a single microphone in his college bedroom and NPR dubbed “a modern folk gem.” He followed it up with another home recording, ‘Paper Back Bones,’ which BBC Scotland named one of the Best Americana Albums of 2012. Dates in the US and Europe with Josh Ritter, Rhett Miller, Pete Yorn, Ben Kweller, Alejandro Escovedo, Mary Gauthier, Joe Pug, Gretchen Peters, Shawn Colvin, and more ensued, in addition to performances at the iconic Newport Folk Festival and Glasgow’s Celtic Connections. To listen to samples, visit

A self-described military kid, Michaela Anne has moved beyond naval bases and barracks to become one of the most-recognizable alt-country singer/songwriters in, of all places, Brooklyn, NY. A former unhappy jazz student with a passion for Patsy Cline and Otis Redding, Michaela Anne has claimed her place among singers who go their own way, looking to the timeless with little regard for passing trends and current zeitgeist. It isn’t easy moving from place to place - switching bedrooms, finding new friends, and never having a clear answer to “Where’s home?” Yet no matter where you are, there are chords to be played and a song to be sung, and it was music that provided solace and a constant companion during Michaela’s nomadic childhood. While studying jazz she discovered her love of country music – and her true calling - at 21 when her path crossed that of bluegrass musician Michael Daves. Finding her true voice in an unexpected genre, Michaela embarked on a journey that has led her across the United States playing her original songs alone and with her band. To listen to samples, visit



$10 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

February 12, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

9 5IVE 4OUR with Christine Havrilla,
Gretchen Schultz, and Christine Moll

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

Christine Havrilla, Gretchen Schultz, & Christine Moll come together to combine their personal unique writing & performing styles for this new project called “9 5IVE 4OUR”! Havrilla & Moll both grew up in the Montgomery County suburbs of Philadelphia & have performed & recorded music together sporadically over the years since high school, with 3 Stories High being the last project. Schultz met Havrilla in 2005 in Philadelphia and started singing back up with Christine's band...Good things kept migrating together in a magnetic way and these ladies have joined together to all take turns on guitars, bass, & percussion to share a deep bond of music and interpretation of each other's songs that will be sure to move you. To listen to samples, visit

Philadelphia native Christine Havrilla, host for the Songwriters in the Round’, brings her “well-built, catchy, smart tunes” (Upstage Magazine) to audiences everywhere, touring nationally with the support of her new band project, 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. Gypsy Fuzz fuses fantastic guitar work with Christine’s vocals, which can reach down inside and grab your heart. A very diverse album, showing elements of rock, blues and even country. To listen to samples, visit

Gretchen Schultz is getting her feet wet releasing her new, and highly anticipated album "Not Afraid To Fall" in early Fall 2014. While her comfort zone is singing harmonies, Gretchen also enjoys the freeing feeling of expression in a different platform as a songwriter. Being asked to join a night with these wonderfully talented songwriters is an honor. I love to be a part of this group setting where everyone gets to showcase their "fun" a little". Gretchen's voice is her first instrument. "Like sweet and salty, her unique jazzy sound of yesterday mixes well with her edgy lyrics of today". To listen to samples, visit

Christine Moll, Philadelphia area singer-songwriter, has released two albums as a solo artist and two with past project Lotus Hill. Christine released “Losing Ourselves” and “Pretty Show” (produced by her brother Mark Moll). Performing for over eight years as one of the lead singers and guitarist for the band Lotus Hill, Christine released "A New Sun" (produced by Cliff Hillis) and "Shine" (produced by Grammy nominated Producer, David Ivory). Recently Christine reunited with all female band 3 Stories High with the chance to get behind the drums again and to have the opportunity to collaborate with such talented musicians/vocalists, whom she also calls her friends. To listen to samples, visit



$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

February 13, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

The Kennedys with Mary Bragg

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

An evening with The Kennedys.
To listen to samples, visit

In a career that now spans two decades, New York duo Pete and Maura Kennedy have traversed a broad musical landscape, surveying power pop, acoustic songwriting, organic rock rooted in their early days in Austin, and a Byrds-inspired jangle that drew the attention of Roger McGuinn, Steve Earle, and most notably Nanci Griffith.

The duo co-produced Nanci's latest CD. On their own recent release, "Closer Than You Know," the songs have a quality, inherent in Maura’s voice, that is both soothing and urgent. As writers and producers, the Kennedys continue to mature, from their early style-conscious pop to today’s burnished sheen. Always tuned to their own muse, Pete and Maura have once again come up with a unique sound that is as uplifting as it is unclassifiable.

-- Opening will be special guest Mary Bragg



$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

February 14, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Craig Bickhardt and Jack Sundrud
with Lizanne Knott

$20 Cover$20 Cover

An evening with Idlewheel Acoustic featuring
Craig Bickhardt and Jack Sundrud (of Poco).
Fourth Annual Valentine's Day Concert.

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

Jack Sundrud is a respected Nashville songwriter and bassist/vocalist who recently marked over 29 years since he began touring and recording with venerable country rock band Poco. Sundrud moved to Nashville in 1981, where he quickly became bassist/vocalist for some of Music City's top touring acts: Vince Gill, Dickie Betts, Bobby Whitlock, Gail Davies, The O'Kanes, Nicolette Larson, Kathy Mattea, Poco and more. While touring with Michael Johnson's band, Jack's songs were brought to the attention of the Judd's producer, Brent Maher. This led to the formation of Great Plains (also featuring Russ Pahl, Denny Bixby and Michael Young) an edgy country-rock band fronted by Sundrud, who recorded for Columbia Records. The band's single release, “Faster Gun” became a top 25 radio hit in 1992. To listen to samples, visit

-- Opening will be special guest Lizanne Knott



$20 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

February 19, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

Tom Waits Tribute

$10 Cover

Dull Dime presents an evening of nothing but Tom Waits performed by local artists.

Please join Burlap and Bean Coffee and Dull Dime Productions for a night of Tom Waits music covered by some of Philly's finest Americana artists such as:

Allison Polans (Aaron and The Spell),
Christopher Davis-Shannon (Lovers League),
Ernie Tokay (Kicking Down Doors),
Jess McDowell (No Good Sister),
John Galla,
Kristen Sylvester (Spirit and Dust),
Marc Singer (Old Soul),
Matthew Gordon (The Barn Swallows),
Meaghan Kyle (No Good Sister),
Mike 'Slo-Mo' Brenner,
Rev. TJ McGlinchey,
Sammy Vile (Vilebred).



$10 Cover

Doors Open at 7:00pm

February 20, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

The Lovely Andys and Moon Palace

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

An evening with The Lovely Andys and Moon Palace.
A special double feature.

The Lovely Andys is the name of an offshoot band project made up in part of brother and sister & husband and wife. The songs "Whale Watching," a third person commentary on what happens when someone admired runs from a conflict (a la Jonah) and ends up severing ties with those caught between, and "Alone," which hauntingly refers to a woman alone and the pivotal night that she waits on to decide her state. The songs seemed to complement one another and each suggested its own approach. To listen to samples, visit

Moon Palace is the recording and performance name of Christopher Bohn. Christopher has been a fixture on the Philadelphia folk and singer-songwriter scene for years. As his songwriting grew more ambitious, Christopher’s sound moved beyond simple acoustic guitar and voice. Moon Palace incorporates electronics, atmospheric guitars, layered vocals, and the help of a rotating cast of musicians. To listen to samples, visit



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

February 21, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Vinegar Creek Constituency with Brad Hinton

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

An evening with Vinegar Creek Constituency.
To listen to samples, visit

American songs are full of deranged old ghosts howling at the moon. Vinegar Creek Constituency, an eclectic, incendiary string band out of the PA Dutch Country, channels these venerable old ghosts of the American folk tradition through imaginative, emotive original songs delivered with rock n roll intensity. Full of shouting, floorboard-stomping soul, their live performances are uplifting, high-energy events with fans dancing in the aisles and clapping, stomping, and singing along.

Like their folksong forerunners that took root around campfires and on back porches across America, the songs call out from the crossroads of light and darkness. They are dreams of Heaven alongside visions of Hell; songs in praise of love alongside tales of murder and the madness of lovers betrayed; songs that ride the rails, wander the countryside, rise from the grave, and cackle in the face of impending doom.

-- Opening will be special guest Brad Hinton



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

February 27, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Lili Añel and Vinx

$20 Cover$20 Cover

An evening with Lili Añel and Vinx.
A special double feature.

Take the soulfulness of Bill Withers, the power and range of Anita Baker, the elegance of Sade, the rhythmic sense of Richie Havens, the songwriting of Carly Simon or Joni Mitchell and roll it all together and you might get an idea of what Philadelphia-based singersongwriter Lili Anel is all about. Whether she’s performing solo or with a rhythm section, Lili Añel’s songs captivate her audience. Defying categorization she calls her music a hybrid of “urban/acoustic/jazz/pop” combined with a powerfully unique vocal style bringing her to the forefront. To listen to samples, visit

VINX is undoubtedly one of the most gifted improvisational vocalists performing today. With songs that range from jazz to funk, bossa nova to blues and back again, each audience takes a world tour with VINX as their private guide. Soaring vocals, intricate layered melodies and grooves, and that primal hand drum holding it all together mark the signature style that makes VINX a stand out among world class vocalists. Infused with tastes from around the world, his songwriting is a tour de force combining the best in storytelling with the heart and soul of a true balladeer. Although he is often joined by a range of stunning musicians, he is unique in that his fined tuned composition skills, mastery of in-the-moment vocal looping and razor sharp instincts infuse his solo performance with the lushness of a full symphony orchestra. But don’t be fooled by the force of his talent, his aim is to make it feel good and groove! To listen to samples, visit



$20 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

February 28, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Drew Gibson and Band of Rivals

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

An evening with Drew Gibson and Band of Rivals.
A special double feature.

In 2003 Drew moved into the DC area after living in Cleveland, Ohio, for a few years. Soon after arriving in the DC area it took a little while for Gibson’s music to be heard. In 2008 The Washington Area Music Association nominated Letterbox for Best Debut Album and Drew was nominated for Best New Artist. In addition, Letterbox was recognized by Indie Acoustic in Boulder, Colorado, as one of the best albums of 2007, and the Just Plain Folks International Music Awards, which are held in Nashville, Tennessee, nominated Drew for Best Male Singer/Songwriter in 2009. Lauded for his guitar finger-picking ability reminiscent of the blues greats Mississippi John Hurt and Gary Davis, as well as his heartfelt lyrical and songwriting style, Gibson definitely turned some heads with his first album. In December of 2011, Gibson released his follow up to Letterbox. The album, entitled The Southern Draw, was slowly crafted over a period of four years. Produced by longtime friend and musician, Paul Curreri, The Southern Draw, was recorded entirely in Charlottesville, Virginia, mostly in Curreri’s home studio. To listen to samples, visit

Five musicians from seemingly unrelated genres came together to form the Band of Rivals. The collaboration began with Sean Cox bringing some material he had recorded to his companions Abbey Reed and Alex-Michael Alleva. The trio began producing a unique blend of folk, jazz, and rock. Soon after playing a handful of shows together, the threesome agreed that they should find a bassist and drummer to round out and complete their ensemble. These two additions were found in Doug Keller on bass and fantastically eccentric Greg Ondo on drums. The quintet is currently preparing to release their first studio album entitled "The Better Angels of Our Nature". The cd blends folk, rock, jazz, blues, and country and features members of the band playing multiple instruments throughout its rousing duration. To listen to samples, visit



$10 Adv / $12 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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