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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.

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March 28, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Ethan Pierce and Silveeo

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

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

Ethan's musical efforts have been varied throughout the years, crossing different bands and genre's before heading out on his own. All of that led to his 2012 Debut EP "To Paint a Picture" Since that time Ethan has been a frequent live performer in Suburban Philadelphia cafe's and listening rooms. Growth has been a theme in Ethan's life and music over the past few years, continuously honing of his craft has led to a sound and style all his own. Drawing inspiration from the past and present there are elements of classic soul in his voice, a dark folk styling on the guitar and live performances that leave you wanting more. One thing is for sure Ethan's live show will yield consistent results, though the songs may not sound the same each night, you can rest assured the passion with which he performs will always be there. A full length record may be on the horizon for Pierce, but in the mean time go hear his newest tracks the way they we're written, alone with a guitar and his voice. To listen to samples, visit www.facebook.com/epiercemusic

Multi-instrumentalist, Silveeo, has been creating Home Recordings, composing original music and performing around the Philadelphia Area for near a decade. His songwriting is inspired by experience and are best described as reflections of ecology and imagination. Silveeo has collaborated with a number of Philadelphia acts including Indie Rocker's The Subtractive, Dream Pop Group Tutlie, and Folk Troop A Fistful of Sugar. Silveeo will be working with Producers Asher Brooks and August Navarro on his Debut LP this year. To listen to samples, visit www.silveeo.bandcamp.com

 

 

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

April 2, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Seth Glier with Joy Ike

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Seth Glier.
To find out more, visit www.sethglier.com

Despite his relatively young age, MPress recording artist Seth Glier is a seasoned troubadour. A singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who averages over 250 live performances annually, Seth has gone from opening act to headlining his own shows and playing major festivals. He’s shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Edwin McCain, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams, and has quickly become known for his passionate live sets and powerful command of both piano and guitar.

On his fourth album for MPress Records, If I Could Change One Thing (April 2015), Glier embraces a genuine modern-pop direction, marking a bold departure from his previous, more acoustic recordings and the beginning of an exciting relationship with Los Angeles-based producer/songwriter Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Joshua Radin, Dashboard Confessional). “Bill's energy, drive, and experience gave me a safe place to get creative and tap into a deeper part of my inner voice that has yet to be heard on any of my previous albums.” The album includes a gorgeous duet with American Idol’s Crystal Bowersox, as well as musical appearances by Pat Matera (Katy Perry) and Daniel Rhine (Sara Bareilles). Featuring collaborations with renowned songwriter Trent Dabbs (“Girls Chase Boys” / Ingrid Michaelson), hitmaker Steve Seskin (Tim McGraw, Peter Paul and Mary, Peter Frampton), and Alex Wong (Delta Rae, Vienna Teng), If I Could Change One Thing merges genres seamlessly, with universal songs about falling in and out of love and social action that capture a songwriter and performer at the peak of his young abilities.

As an advocate for Musicians On Call and a national spokesperson for ChildFund International who has helped over 200 children find sponsors, Seth has become increasingly comfortable expressing his social beliefs, both onstage and off. He participated in the 2012 ROCK THE VOTE Road Trip, and took home Best Social Action Song for his track “The Next Right Thing” at the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards, his second IMA win. For his 2013 Things I Should Let You Know Release tour, he teamed up with Autism Speaks and raised over $5,000 for the not-for-profit organization. The last two years have also garnered Seth musical placements on television (Lifetime and Bravo), as well as coveted slots on the Cayamo Cruise, at the Penang Jazz Festival in Malaysia, and as a performer for former House Speaker Eric Cantor.

-- Opening will be special guest Joy Ike

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

April 9, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Ari Hest with MaryLeigh Roohan

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

An evening with Ari Hest.
To listen to samples, visit www.arihest.com

Over his 15 year career, Ari Hest has released eight albums, three EPs, and "52" in 2008, an innovative project whereby he wrote, recorded and released a new song every Monday for a full year. Hest is also half of the folk pop duo The Open Sea with Rosi Golan, and half of the Brazilian music inspired pop duo Bluebirds of Paradise with Chrissi Poland.

Hest's music has been featured in media, most notably The Lincoln Lawyer with his 2011 song "Now" as well as TV shows Private Practice, Army Wives, and One Tree Hill. Recently, Ari's song "The Landlord" appeared in an episode of NPR's "All Things Considered". In 2008, he also scored a film called Dreamriders which won several independent film awards. Throughout his career, he has toured worldwide to support his records, most recently in Germany as well as several European countries, and built the kind of loyal fan base any musician would envy.

While his newest album, 2014's Shouts and Whispers, is an excellent indication of what Hest is capable of, his live show leaves even more of an impression.

-- Opening will be special guest MaryLeigh Roohan

 

 

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

April 10, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Amy Speace with Kate Klim

$15 Cover

An evening with Amy Speace.
To listen to samples, visit www.amyspeace.com

Speace is one of the most heralded singers and songwriters of her generation, working for the past 10 years under the radar of the mainstream music industry. She began her creative life in NYC in theater, mostly in Shakespeare, mostly in fringe and experimental companies. A lifelong musician, it was a chance meeting with legend Judy Collins that changed the direction of her life when Collins invited her to join her on tour and subsequently recorded her song "The Weight of the World", calling it "one of the best political folk songs I've ever heard". That song was named as the #4 Folk Song Of The Decade by DJ John Platt of NYC's WFUV.

In 2006, Speace signed to Collins' Wildflower Records and released her debut Songs For Bright Street , which received widespread critical acclaim and included a duet with The Jayhawks' Gary Louris and guest appearances by Soozie Tyrell of the E-Street Band. In 2009, her sophomore follow up, The Killer In Me, which was recorded with legendary producer/engineer Mitch Easter in North Carolina was considered by many critics in the line of great break-up records, and earned her comparisons to Lucinda Williams and Roseanne Cash. NPR said that Amy "expertly chronicled heartbreak" on this song cycle inspired by her divorce and mostly written while she was living in a small cabin in the Catskills. Ian Hunter of Mott The Hoople fame was featured in two duets, as was her longtime touring band The Tearjerks.

In late 2009, Speace moved to East Nashville and began work on a series of songs chronicling that migration. She released 2011's Land Like A Bird with Thirty Tigers. In 2013, her next and first truly independent project, How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat and it's companion EP Same Old Storm brought her the best press of her career. An ambitious narrative that wove Speace's songs loosely around the characters ad poetry of Shakespeare, Stormy Boat was featured in an NPR "All Things Considered" piece and received raves from The New York Times, Mojo Magazine, American Songwriter and others. She has shared the stage with Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith, Judy Collins, Ian Hunter, Alejandro Escovedo. Her songs have been recorded by Judy Collins, Red Molly, Sid Selvidge and many others. She will release, That Kind Of Girl in March 2015.

-- Opening will be special guest Kate Klim

 

 

$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

April 11, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Ryanhood and Sarah Blacker

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

An evening with Ryanhood and Sarah Blacker.
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 www.ryanhood.com

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 www.sarahblacker.com

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

April 16, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Frank Fairfield with Tom Marion
and Zac Sokolow (of The Americans)

$15 Cover

An evening with Frank Fairfield.
To listen to samples, visit www.frankfairfield.bandcamp.com

Frank Fairfield may have an old folk sound, but he's just 24, and he hails from California's central valley — not Appalachia. He plays banjo and fiddle music, and has opened for acts such as Fleet Foxes.

With his Brylcreem-parted hair and high-waisted pants, he brings an old-time aesthetic to his old-time music. On his self-titled first album, released last year, he plays the standards of the American folk repertoire — songs that have been played by many artists over generations. He also writes his own songs, but stops short of calling himself a songwriter. "I piece together a thing or two or mash up one thing with another or make something up," Fairfield says, "but I wouldn't call it songwriting. Ira Gershwin was a songwriter. I'm just a kid that writes songs."

Fairfield says he thinks the banjo's reputation has suffered as of late, but argues that it can be a sweet and warm instrument. He adds that playing American folk music was a natural place to start for him. "I'm just picking up where [music] left off and just keep playing and see what happens from there," he says. Fairfield's latest project is a compilation album, titled Unheard Ofs & Forgotten Abouts. It showcases the work of other artists he discovered in his personal collection of old 78s from around the globe.

-- Opening will be special guest Tom Marion and Zac Sokolow

 

 

$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

April 17, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Hannah Aldridge with Robinson Treacher

$15 Cover

An evening with Hannah Aldridge.
To listen to samples, visit www.hannah-aldridge.com

HANNAH ALDRIDGE is steeped in the music both of Nashville and Muscle Shoals, the two cities where she was raised as her father -- a Muscle Shoals legend as well as a much-honored Nashville songwriter, musician and producer – plied his craft. Her musical youth was spent being trained to be a classical pianist. She didn’t begin writing songs until, as a 21-year-old sound-engineering student at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN she took a songwriting class as an elective.

There is stark contradiction between the “real” and loving Hannah and the hard-loved, almost-fictitious character she becomes when writing songs trekking through life’s darkly carnal sides. The real Hannah, a striking 5-foot-11 blonde, smiles frequently, affably when discussing her music and her life. The mention of her son, sparks a generous gleam in her deep green eyes. “My character is someone who will kill somebody, get high. This person is an outlaw and is also somebody that understands the difference between good and bad. My character is someone who says ‘this is not right, but I’m doing it anyway.’…I would never ride a motorcycle, but you know she would," says Hannah, putting a fingertip on the cheek of the hard blonde in the cover photo.

The girl on the album cover, in her mind and in her lyrics, does all of the above and much more as she drags the soft-spoken “real Hannah” out of her out of her everyday existence and into the musty magnolia darkness where characters question the darker side of life. “People expect girls to be more refined. But I’ve been to rehab, got sober, been married, divorced, had a kid when I wasn’t married, went to college all the way as a single mom.” In the end, the album is where the “dark” Hannah and the sweetly profound young mother mingle. “This album is about learning to be a grownup, learning to face the world alone. It’s about being brave enough to look people in the eye and just say ‘This is who I am -- imperfections and all.’” And that’s just what she does. And the listener is the beneficiary.

-- Opening will be special guest Robinson Treacher

 

 

$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

April 18, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Jess Klein and Rod Picott

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

An evening with Jess Klein and Rod Picott.
A special double feature.

Over a career that spans more than a decade and a half and has won her a devoted worldwide fan base, Klein-who possesses what Mojo magazine calls "one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to" and a knack for writing songs that the Cape Cod Times has described as "fully realized, finely observed and deeply felt"-has pursued a remarkable creative evolution that's seen her dig ever deeper for resonant emotional insights, while continuing to refine her eloquently melodic, effortlessly accessible songcraft. To listen to samples, visit www.jessklein.com

The son of a welder from rural New England, Rod Picott is a masterful songwriter and soulful singer who carries with him as fine a suitcase of songs as you'll find anywhere. Slaid Cleaves, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Fred Eagelsmith have recorded Rod Picott songs. A former construction worker who hung up his tools when he released his debut CD in 2000, Picott has carved a career for himself with a run of 6 beautifully crafted self released CDs over the last 13 years and a well earned reputation as a engaging, emotion fueled performer. Hang Your Hopes On Crooked Nail, produced by RS Field [Billy Joe Shaver, Justin Townes Earle, Hayes Carll] is a collection of carefully crafted songs of rugged truth and beauty. Recorded at Joe Pisapia's [KD Lang, Guster] Middletree Studios in East Nashville the CD highlights Picott's particular gift for exploring complex themes in common language. The eleven songs on Hang Your Hopes On a Crooked Nail offer an unblinking albeit wry gaze into our common heart and a clenched fist of defiance against the trials that tear at our humanity. To listen to samples, visit www.rodpicott.com

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

April 22, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Jennifer Knapp

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

An evening with Jennifer Knapp.
To listen to samples, visit www.jenniferknapp.com

Jennifer Knapp’s beautifully intimate new album Set Me Free puts her uncommon honesty front and center, solidifying her return to a music career set on her own terms. Set Me Free, coming October 14 on Righteous Babe Records, is Knapp’s second mainstream folk rock release after she left her Grammy-nominated Contemporary Christian Music career behind, returning seven years later with the refreshingly straightforward Letting Go in 2010. While her transition away from Christian music and public coming out as a lesbian have made her a lightning rod for controversy, Set Me Free is an album full not of anger but of love, with intimate arrangements providing the backdrop for stories of romance, friendship, and faith. Coinciding with the release of her candid memoir Facing the Music: My Story on Howard Books/Simon and Schuster, this refreshing new album once again demonstrates Jennifer’s uncompromising willingness to be open in the spotlight.

Set Me Free focuses on how we interact with one another, how we affect others and how other people, places or life events affect us, shaping us into who we are and how we hope to be heard and understood. “Much of this record centers around intimate conversations between two people,” explains Knapp. “Some songs are between lovers, others friends and some who are going separate ways. Each song is a moment of some pivotal point of declaration or need for understanding from one person or one idea to another.”

 

 

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

April 23, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Builder of the House & Buffalo Stack
with Dylan LeBlanc

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

An evening with Builder of the House and Buffalo Stack.
A special double feature.

Builder of the House is the Portland, ME based Indie Folk outfit comprised of Robert Cimitile and Elliot Heeschen. The group’s first EP I am a Tidal Wave is rooted in folk and bluegrass, yet each song is augmented by its own unique element, such as ethereal glockenspiel, haunting vocal effects, or barbershop quartet. The group’s eclectic sound, which varies from sparse acoustic guitar to full orchestral arrangements, has at its core Rob Cimitile’s strong songwriting. Their upcoming EP has an expanded full band sound born out of collaborations with other artists in the Portland music scene who appear on the record. Builder of the House has been featured on Reverb Nation, Sound Cloud, and the CD Baby DIY Musician blog. Their sound has been described as “a cross between Elliott Smith and Ray Davies”. The music consists of “great memorable tunes with super smart lyrics” sung with a “voice that is both instantly warm and appealing.” To listen to samples, visit www.reverbnation.com/builderofthehouse

After thirteen years as a successful NYC pro musician, Andy Stack was ready for a change. He and his new wifeTania Elizabeth (of the Avett Brothers and The Duhks) rented out a house in Hudson, NY on a whim and quickly fell in love with the rich culture and talent-filled community. One night at Levon Helm’s Barn they heard Lee Falco, Brandon Morrison and Connor Kennedy tearing it up, and the 5 became fast friends. Over the course of 8 months they’ve created a band and an album that elevates every person in the band with its’ synergy of experience and youthful energy. To listen to samples, visit www.buffalostack.com

-- Opening will be special guest Dylan LeBlanc

 

 

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

April 24, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Mouth of Babes with Joe Stevens

$15 Cover

An evening with Mouth of Babes.
To listen to samples, visit www.mouthsofbabesmusic.com

Only fate could have orchestrated the union of Girlyman and Coyote Grace. The two bands ended up spending a whole year touring together in 2011 and inevitably, all seven band members ended up onstage together each night. The musical chemistry was electric. Each show closed with a roof-raising version of MaMuse's "Hallelujah" that quickly became legendary among the bands' fans.

Ingrid and Ty became fast friends and ended each tour with a bittersweet goodbye, giddily awaiting their next adventures together. Slowly they were discovering their perfect complement not just onstage, but off as well. Fast forward to 2013, when both Girlyman and Coyote Grace became indefinitely parked, for various reasons. So Ty did the obvious next thing—she moved to California and knocked on Ingrid’s door. First came love, then came music—and finally, Mouths of Babes was born.

The new material from Mouths of Babes finds Ty’s heartfelt songs being lifted up by Ingrid’s infectious irreverence, while Ingrid’s songs dig for a deep taproot of universality a la Ty’s literate leanings. In September 2014 the duo recorded their debut EP, Faith & Fumes, at Empty Sea Studios under the direction of producer Michael T. Connolly. Faith & Fumes was released to much fan acclaim in December 2014, and EP release tours are being planned through the end of 2015.

-- Opening will be special guest Joe Stevens

 

 

$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

April 25, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Bill Staines
with Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

An evening with Bill Staines.
To listen to samples, visit www.www.acousticmusic.com/staines

For more than forty years, Bill has traveled back and forth across North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, folksong societies, colleges, concerts, clubs, and coffeehouses. A New England native, Bill became involved with the Boston-Cambridge folk scene in the early 1960's and for a time, emceed the Sunday Hootenanny at the legendary Club 47 in Cambridge. Bill quickly became a popular performer in the Boston area. From the time in 1971 when a reviewer from the Boston Phoenix stated that he was "simply Boston's best performer", Bill has continually appeared on folk music radio listener polls as one of the top all time favorite folk artists. Now, well into his fifth decade as a folk performer, he has gained an international reputation as a gifted songwriter and performer.

Singing mostly his own songs, he has become one of the most popular and durable singers on the folk music scene today, performing nearly 200 concerts a year and driving over 65,000 miles annually. He weaves a blend of gentle wit and humor into his performances and one reviewer wrote, "He has a sense of timing to match the best standup comic." Bill's music is a slice of Americana, reflecting with the same ease his feelings about the prairie people of the Midwest or the adventurers of the Yukon, the on-the-road truckers, or the everyday workers that make up this land.

Many of Bill's songs have appeared in grade school music books, church hymnals, and scouting campfire songbooks; he is one of only a few songwriters to have eight songs published in the classic song collection, Rise up Singing. Composer David Amram recently described Bill as "a modern day Stephen Foster…his songs will be around 100 years from now."

-- Opening will be special guest Mark Mandeville/Raianne Richards

 

 

$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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