The Shops at Springton Pointe
204 South Newtown Street Rd
Newtown Square, PA 19073
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Burlap and Bean is transformed from a cozy cafe into an intimate listening room each weekend.

Listening Room Each Friday and Saturday evening, we are a listening room. Please respect the performers and others in the audience by setting your cell phones on silence mode and keeping conversations to a minimum.

Advance Tickets To reserve tickets for a show in advance, simply follow the "Reserve Ticket(s)" link under the show you desire.  Before purchasing, please review the Advance Ticket Reservation Policy here.

Table Reservations If you plan to attend a music event with a party of 2 or more, a limited number of tables are available to be reserved. More details can be found here.

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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

May 1, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Matthew Mayfield with Ruut

$15 Cover

An evening with Matthew Mayfield.
To listen to samples, visit www.matthewmayfield.com

Matthew Mayfield has never been one to shy away from a challenge. He's quite the unpredictable artist and has been consistently releasing material ranging from haunting acoustic ballads to gritty, southern rock'n'roll since 2008. The Birmingham-based songsmith describes his sound as "a bipolar musical disorder," which seems to fuel his fire for the creative process.

His latest LP, entitled Wild Eyes, is a vast departure from his last full-length album (2012's A Banquet For Ghosts), but still maintains Mayfield's signature sound as well as an evident passion for his craft. "I knew I wanted to explore some new places in terms of the sonics," he says, "but I wasn't quite sure how to get there. There's never a map when I get in the studio. It's gotta feel a little reckless to keep me excited." Most of the tracks on the album were produced by Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Dashboard Confessional) in a small studio in the heart of Los Angeles' Koreatown. "Being in LA and working with Bill was exactly what I needed. As soon as we hit record, everything started to click and the all the question marks suddenly disappeared," Mayfield says.

Wild Eyes is ten tracks of hook-laden choruses, soaring vocal performances, and songs carved straight from the heart. It is an album that showcases sides of the artist that have never been heard before. Songs like 'Ride Away' and ''Wild Eyes' reveal Mayfield's knack for pop-sensibility, while 'Why We Try' and 'Settle Down' expose the artist's vulnerability in a fresh, uplifting way. "I never want to deliver anything short of passionate, convicted performances whether I'm in the studio or I'm on stage." he says. "I wrote these songs in a number of different head spaces, and I wanted all of them to make an appearance on the record. It's unfair to limit yourself in any creative setting, and once I realized that, all bets were off. I was suddenly doing things that sounded fresh, without having to make any compromises in terms of artistic vision."

-- Opening will be special guest Ruut

 

 

$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

May 2, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Spuyten Duyvil with Rivers

$15 Cover

An evening with Spuyten Duyvil.
To listen to samples, visit www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com

Seeing a Spuyten Duyvil (pronounced "SPITE-en DIE+vul") show for the first time is like "throwing a cherry bomb into a lake" (Rich Warren, WFMT). It wakes you up. Their brand of original and traditional American Roots music blends Olde Time, Blues, 2nd Line, Bluegrass, and Folk Rock with a pinch of Punk Rock energy to create a uniquely modern mix. Lead by song-writing couple, Mark Miller and Beth Kaufman, this six piece powerhouse brings barn burning energy to venues throughout the Northeast and Midwest. It’s an exciting time for the Hudson Valley based band.

They have just released their third full length CD, "The Social Music Hour Vol 1". A love letter to the Anthology of American Folk Music, the project features lyrically relevant, known but not worn out, open for suggestion songs that thrives with re-interpretation. Familiar, forgotten words find new meaning in this historically informed but thoroughly contemporary treatment. Old wood, plaster, real spaces, vintage guitars and hot tubes are captured in warm, analog tones by studio designer and engineer Jim Keller (Willie Nelson, Nellie McKay). Recorded by the full band (no click, no net), the tracks burst with life, joy and vitality.

Their 2011 release "New Amsterdam" landed on a dozen DJ Top 10 lists and received a nomination for the Alternate Root TV's "2011 Top American Roots Album". 2014 saw the band tour the Northeast, Midwest and Northern California with featured shows at Citi Field (Formerly Shea Stadium), Winter's Eve at Lincoln Center, and The Philadelphia Folk Festival's main stage. In 2015, the band is gearing up for release shows including The Historic Blairstown Theater (NJ), Rockwood Music Hall Stage II (NY), Godfrey Daniels (PA), Club Passim (MA), One Longfellow Square (ME) and WFMT's Folkstage (IL).

-- Opening will be special guest Rivers

 

 

$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

May 7, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Dan Navarro with Connor Garvey

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

An evening with Dan Navarro.
To listen to samples, visit www.dannavarro.com

Dan started his career as a songwriter, most often with Eric Lowen, for artists as diverse as Pat Benatar (the Grammy-nominated “We Belong”) , The Bangles, Jackson Browne, Keb’ Mo’, Dave Edmunds, The Temptations, Dionne Warwick, Dutch superstar Marco Borsato, The Triplets, Austin outlaw legend Rusty Weir and many more.

In the 1990s, he recorded and toured with Lowen in the acclaimed acoustic duo Lowen & Navarro until Eric’s retirement in 2009. Dan has since transitioned smoothly into a growing solo career, increasingly in demand on the national concert circuit. He’s moonlighted as a session singer and voice actor for 27 years, in major motion pictures like The Book Of Life (as the villain “Chakal”), The Lorax, Happy Feet (1 & 2), Rio (on the Oscar-nominated “Real In Rio”), Ice Age (2 & 3), and a dozen more; TV series Turbo Fast, Prison Break, Family Guy and American Dad; recordings with Neil Young, Andrea Bocelli, Luis Miguel, Jose Feliciano, Susanna Hoffs and Jon Anderson of Yes; and hundreds of commercials for Subaru, Shakey’s Pizza, McDonald’s, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Honda, El Pollo Loco, Nationwide and more.

He has contributed countless hours in Washington on issues of intellectual property, copyright and performer’s rights, including testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Copyright Royalty Board on behalf of the Nashville Songwriters Assn Int’l, AFTRA, NARAS, BMI , SoundExchange and the musicFIRST Coalition.

-- Opening will be special guest Connor Garvey

 

 

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

May 8, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Jadea Kelly and Emily Kopp

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

An evening with Jadea Kelly and Emily Kopp.
A special double feature.

"Blessed with an achingly distinct voice, reminiscent of Iris DeMent - JADEA KELLY returned in May 2013 with 'Clover' [Divergent / True North Records]. A powerful new collection of songs, rich with heavy Portishead-esque ambience and 'Twin Peaks' /Julee Cruise organ layering. Described by CBC as 'one of the shining jewels in the crown of Canadian songwriters', Clover has earned a number of impressive worldwide reviews and radio play from the likes of BBC Radio, CBC, Vinyl Cafe, NPR, Exclaim, Elle Magazine, Globe & Mail & the Toronto Star". Jadea has recently returned from a successful tour of the east coast in the United States and a tour of festivals across Canada. She is currently writing and recording her follow up to Clover and about to embark on a spring 2015 European tour. To listen to samples, visit www.darthjadea.com

Emily Kopp's musical beginnings started at a young age and continued throughout college in Orlando, FL where she worked at local music venue, providing hospitality for National touring artists. Much of her tenacity and knowledge about the music industry developed while cutting her teeth behind the scenes—working and watching from the sidelines. However, it didn't take long before Kopp was in the forefront herself. With music dubbed as a marriage between "bluesy heartache vocals and pop songwriting smarts" (The Advocate), Kopp works in the grassroots-esque style of countless artists who she most admires. She has shared stages with Brandi Carlile, Michelle Branch, Parachute, Boyce Avenue, The Gin Blossoms, Marc Cohn, ZZ Ward, Delta Rae, Matchbox 20, among others. In October 2013, Kopp's debut full length release, “Serendipity Find Me” received an in depth feature in Billboard.com. That same month, she was also chosen as the BMI "Spotlight Artist”, with her album charting at #39 on the iTunes singer-songwriter chart. Kopp strong sense of soul, lyrical knowhow, and pop sensibility never fails to speak to an audience. To listen to samples, visit www.emilykoppmusic.com

 

 

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

May 9, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Ken Yates and Brian Dunne

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

An evening with Ken Yates and Brian Dunne.
A special double feature.

Born and Raised in London, Ontario, Ken Yates moved to Boston to study songwriting at Berklee College of Music. It was there that he developed his skills as a songwriter, releasing his first CD, “The Backseat EP”, and received the opportunity to play a song for one of his biggest influences, John Mayer. Mayer even posted a full page blog about Yates’ ability as a writer stating, “Ken Yates wrote a song called ‘I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love’… this song moved me when I first heard it and still does today”. Yates’ EP received high critical acclaim, leading to a slew of online covers from fans. He has toured with many notable names including veteran singer/songwriter and mentor, Livingston Taylor, Sister Hazel, Peter Katz, and Liz Longley and has songs in heavy rotation on Sirius XM’s The Coffee House where he was nominated for The Coffee House Songwriter Discovery of the Year. To listen to samples, visit www.kenyates.com

Raised in the small upstate New York town of Monroe, folk rock singer/songwriter Brian Dunne's music has won the attention and praise of many. With his sharp lyrical prowess and country-influenced vocals, Brian has played in the U.S. folk scene far and wide. Citing influences such as Bob Dylan, The Band, and Bruce Springsteen, one can hear his roots winding through the sound and style of his songwriting and performing. After graduating from the Berklee College of Music in 2011, Brian moved to New York City where he currently resides, and has spent much of the last year supporting his newest release, The Brooklyn Bridge EP, which charted on the US iTunes singer/songwriter charts and received praise from artists such as John Mayer amongst many others. To listen to samples, visit www.briandunnemusic.net

 

 

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

May 15, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Philadelphia Folksong Society/Dull Dime presents: Chelsea Sue Allen, Elspeth Tremblay, Adrien Reju

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

An evening with Chelsea Allen, Elspeth Tremblay, and Adrien Reju.
A special triple feature.

Chelsea's debut album TINY PRIZES is out! Available for download through chelseasueallen.com, as well as iTunes, Amazon, CDbaby, and other online distributors. Hard copies can be purchased through chelseasueallen.com. Chelsea, who resides in the suburbs of Philadelphia, has just released her debut album Tiny Prizes, comprised of 11 beautifully crafted songs. While she's not playing her own music she also accompanies other musicians, such as Blake Allen (father), and Philly band Vilebred. To listen to samples, visit www.chelseasueallen.com

Elspeth Tremblay documents her Saturn return with her new album Return. It’s her return to music after an eccentric roster of jobs from antique stamp evaluator, professional artist, gallery manager, waitress and more. Tremblay’s lilting Australian accent, gentle guitar rhythms are in perfect harmony with the Americana, indie pop tracks she has penned. There’s heartbreak close by in every track. “Across the room, I catch her eye,” she sings on “Sum of Parts”. While on “Sunshine” she reveals, “There’s quiet in my heart”. Return falls in the folk storytelling tradition of Aimee Mann, Suzanne Vega and Frente’s Angie Hart. To listen to samples, visit www.elspethtremblaymusic.com

Woodstock-based singer-songwriter Adrien Reju has coined her own brand of indie-folk-­retro-rock with a mesmerizing live performance that draws in audiences with her strong, clear Patsy Cline-esque voice and old-soul quality songs with contemporary hooks. Fellow peer and singer-songwriter Rachael Yamagata says "she is like a bird from another planet who can see directly into your heart". To date, Adrien has released a 5-song EP, Lucky Ones (2012), and a full length LP, A Million Hearts (2009) to critical acclaim and regular rotation on such AAA radio programs as WXPN's World Cafe with David Dye. She has toured the U.S. and Canada appearing as an opener and band member/backup singer with artists including Rachael Yamagata, A.C. Newman (The New Pornographers), Neko Case, Amos Lee, Gillian Welch, Linda Rondstadt and David Bromberg. Her songs "Heartless" and “The Waiting Room” were featured in the Hallmark movie Flower Girl. To listen to samples, visit www.adrienreju.com

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

May 16, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Angela Sheik with Ganou

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Angela Sheik.
To listen to samples, visit www.angelasheik.com

A truly groundbreaking musical force of nature, soulful music innovator Angela Sheik opens up a world of sonic, rhythmic and compositional possibilities that have driven her success as a multi-faceted, trip-hop and electronic-infused folk-pop indie artist on her new album, Home Before Dark. The crafty multi-instrumentalist (autoharp, theremin, flute) works with producer (and fellow electronic fusion artist) RYAT to create a richly textured ten track exploration of deep grooves, infectious melodies, dynamic vocal harmonies, and soulful ambiences.

The Wilmington, Delaware based Angela has been brilliantly fusing her traditional singer/songwriter leanings with electronic innovations since the release of her aptly titled 2011 debut EP “Songs from the Red Box” as the Grand Prize winner of the BOSS Loop Station 2011 U.S. National Finals, winner of the Philadelphia Songwriter Project Competition and twice voted Female Artist of the Year (93.7 WSTW Hometown Heroes).

Wowing audiences with her fearless creative experimentation, mischievous smile and self-generated swirl of rhythmic harmonies, the multi-talented artist has toured the U.S. and Europe; and opened for The Neon Trees, Julia Holter, Joseph Arthur, and renowned bassist and pop singer Meshell Ndegeocello.

-- Opening will be special guest Ganou

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

May 21, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Suitcase Junket and Red Tail Ring

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

An evening with Suitcase Junket and Red Tail Ring.
A special double feature.

Matt Lorenz - a Vermont born musician, visual artist and tinkerer, is a professional showoff. "I aim to write good songs and sing them honestly" says Lorenz. He does that and more. The Suitcase Junket's artistic vision is one of salvaged and repurposed objects, images and emotions. His innovative junk-percussion constructions, original album art featuring inanimate objects with wings, and the high craft of his songwriting all combine to create a unique and engaging entity with a force and style all its own. Lorenz's self-taught throat-singing adds a fascinating edge to the overall sound. The sound isn't easy to pin into a genre, but The Suitcase Junket is often likened to Tom Waits, The Black Keys and Andrew Bird. Lorenz's songwriting is unexpected, powerful and poignant, drawing from the deep well of the American musical traditions of folk, rock, blues and storytelling, all sharpened with a keen pop sensibility. To listen to samples, visit www.thesuitcasejunket.com

RED TAIL RING is the musical brainchild of two old-time-minded Michiganders – Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo. The collaboration blends the loving attention of revivalist fervor with the playful creativity of starting from scratch. Whether rendering a traditional tune or one of their many original compositions, the duo infuses each song with musical imagination, haunting harmonies and instrumental artistry on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, jawharp, and plain-old foot stomping. "We love pushing the boundaries of what a traditional song can be," says Beauchamp. "It informs how we write our original songs. There's a real energy exchange between the old and the new." This two-way connection takes center stage with Red Tail Ring's first pair of recordings released in April 2011 on Earthwork Music, Middlewest Chant and Mountain Shout. The set forms a complete picture of Red Tail Ring's blending of old with new. Middlewest Chant is comprised of all original songs, while Mountain Shout features Red Tail Ring's interpretations of Appalachian ballads and melodies. To listen to samples, visit www.redtailring.com

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

May 25, 2015

Burlap and Bean is Closed

CLOSED

Burlap and Bean is Closed for Memorial Day.

 

May 28, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Jesse Terry and Sarah Peacock

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

An evening with Jesse Terry and Sarah Peacock.
A special double feature.

Jesse Terry is an award-winning singer-songwriter who has often been compared to the likes of Ryan Adams, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon and Josh Ritter. Jesse has toured relentlessly across the nation and throughout the world — from Europe and Greenland to the UK and New Zealand. Along the way, he has landed a Nashville publishing deal, attended Berklee College of Music and shared stages with folks like Paula Cole, Darrell Scott, Liz Longley, Tony Lucca and Red Molly. He’s a winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, The International Songwriting Competition and the NSAI/CMT Song Contest and his songs have been featured on many network television shows, including ABC’s Forever, the CW’s Hart of Dixie and PBS’ Roadtrip Nation. Terry has released three full-length albums so far and is currently putting the final touches on a brand new EP, slated for a Spring 2015 release. Jesse is officially endorsed by Stonebridge Guitars, a boutique acoustic guitar line handmade in the heart of Europe. To listen to samples, visit www.jesseterrymusic.com

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

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

May 29, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Christine Havrilla with Andrea Nardello

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

An evening with Christine Havrilla and Gypsy Fuzz.
To listen to samples, visit www.christinehavrilla.com

Philadelphia native Christine Havrilla brings her “well-built, catchy, smart tunes” (Upstage Magazine) to Burlap & Bean for a Live Recording, the 3rd of a Live Series she is releasing in 2014 and 2015. 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. Mike “Jacobs” McKenna of Steel Notes Magazine states, “This CD (Vol. 2- The Sunset Sessions) just defies description. It is hot, tight, precise and just plain kicks ass. If I were still programming radio, I'd be all over this! My recommendation is go hear the band live, buy the CD and experience what I have just heard. I give this 2 THUMBS UP!” Mark Rogers from 93.7 WSTW raves, “…with Gypsy Fuzz (the album and the band), Christine takes especially that rock element and turns it to 11. 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, among others, Gypsy Fuzz continues Christine’s string of fantastic albums. Buy it.”

Named "One of the Top Ten Indie Artists" by The Advocate Magazine, The Washington Post writes, “(Havrilla’s) songs are intelligent and moving, the arrangements are incisive and colorful, and, best of all, Havrilla consistently comes across as a confident and seasoned performer.” Gypsy Fuzz’s premier album titled “Searching. Finding. Living.”, co-produced by Larry Crane (Elliott Smith, Sleater-Kinney, Cat Power), was listed on Advocate Magazine’s not to be missed “Best Overlooked Albums of 2011!” (Advocate -November 2011) and She Wired’s Top Ten Albums of the Year! Christine was nominated for About.com's 2013 Reader's Choice Awards, awarded the 2010 Garden State Film Festival’s “Best Contemporary Country Song” for “Blinders”, and is called "...raw, simple, wonderful!" by Curve Magazine. Inessa at 101.9 KINK.FM calls Gypsy Fuzz "Yet another fun late-year discover!" Michaela Majoun at 88.5 WXPN applauds her "terrific, big sound”, while Philadelphia Magazine states, “She rocks!” Vol. 1- The Creamery Sessions and Vol. 2- The Sunset Sessions are now available.

-- Opening will be special guest Andrea Nardello

 

 

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

May 30, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Session Americana with Tom Brosseau

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Session Americana.
To listen to samples, visit www.sessionamericana.com

Session Americana (Boston) is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented musicians craft an musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack's bar went up in flames and graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny.

The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that's not accidental or easilywon; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American "song bag".

-- Opening will be special guest Tom Brosseau

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

 

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* 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.
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* Tables are limited. Additional stools at $5 each.

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