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Events

 

Burlap and Bean in Newtown Square is transformed from a cozy cafe into an intimate listening room each weekend.

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

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

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

BYO Policy $5 charge per bottle of wine or 6 pack of beer. More fine print here.

 
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November 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Antje Duvekot with Brianna Lane

$15 Adv / $20 At the Door

An evening with Antje Duvekot.
To listen to samples, visit www.antjeduvekot.com

Antje Duvekot has solidified her reputation as one of Boston's top singer songwriters with "Big Dream Boulevard" her debut studio release and "the Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer" and "New Siberia" her follow-up albums.

The debut CD was produced by Seamus Egan, founder of the Irish super group, SOLAS and the project was released on songwriter Ellis Paul's label and quickly attracted international attention for Antje. It was voted "#1 Folk Release of 2006" by the Boston Globe and was named to the "Top10 Releases of the Year" by National Public Radio's, Folk Alley.

Her follow up albums "the Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer" and "New Siberia" were produced by Richard Shindell and along side with Richard feature other "folk royalty" such as John Gorka, Lucy Kaplancky and Mark Erelli.

-- Opening will be special guest Brianna Lane

 

 

$15 Adv / $20 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

One Alternative

$15 Cover

An evening with One Alternative.
To listen to samples, visit www.onealternative.com

ONE ALTERNATIVE is Jill Haley on oboe/English horn, Dana Allaband on violin, Mark Oppenlander on various acoustic guitars, Tom Celfo on bass, and Tony Deangelis on drums. Rather than having its music labeled by others, One Alternative describes its music as an acoustic fusion blending the compositional form found in classical music with improvisational elements found in jazz and rock. The mixture of these elements forms a driven, ever-changing and enjoyable listening experience. The group has shared the stage with, Spyro Gyra, Oregon, Pentangle, Larry Coryell, Acoustic Alchemy, Renaissance, and the Dixie Dregs among others.

ONE ALTERNATIVE has released eight recordings. The first Greenlawn, was described by Jonathan Takiff of the Philadelphia Daily News as the "tastiest independent record project to come out of these parts in many moons”. The latest Twilight (released on vinyl, CD and download in 2017) can be heard on Pandora, Spotify and radio outlets all over the world.

 

 

$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 17, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Craig Bickhardt and Thom Schuyler

$25 Cover

An evening with Craig Bickhardt and Thom Schuyler.
A special double feature.

Craig is a singer/songwriter of the old school – you can hear echoes of such ‘60s folk revival artists as Tom Rush, Gordon Lightfoot and Eric Andersen in his work. Added to this is the melodic sophistication of a Jimmy Webb or a Paul Simon, as well as a spare but telling lyric approach. “I admire songwriters like Woody Guthrie and poets like Robert Frost because they created functional art,” he says. “Too much music today is just for the singer, not for Everyman. To listen to samples, visit www.craigbickhardt.com

Thom Schuyler migrated to Nashville from his native Pennsylvania in 1978 to pursue a career as a songwriter. Thirty years later he has compiled a repertoire of songs including 5 that attained #1 status, 5 that peaked at #2 on the charts and another 5 that reached the Top-Ten. Among the songs Thom composed are ‘Love Will Turn You Around’ by Kenny Rogers, ‘I Fell in Love Again Last Night’ by The Forester Sisters, ‘A Long Line of Love’ by Michael Martin Murphy and the recently-named ‘Official Anthem of Music Row’ ‘16th Avenue’ recorded by Lacy J. Dalton. Thom has served as both President and Chairman of the Country Music Association, was a 3-term President of the Nashville Songwriters Association, long-term Chairman of the Nashville Songwriters Foundation and ran the Nashville division of RCA during which time he signed artists Kenny Chesney, Lone Star, Mindy McCready, Sarah Evans and directed the on-going careers of Alabama, Clint Black and Martina McBride. He and his wife of 30 years, Sarah, have 3 children - Tallu, Roy and Luke – all in various stages of higher education. Thom currently serves as Youth Director at Woodmont Christian Church in Nashville and was the first instructor tapped to develop the songwriting major at Belmont University. To listen to samples, visit www.thomschuyler.com

 

 

$25 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 22, 2018

Burlap and Bean is Closed

CLOSED

Burlap and Bean is Closed for Christmas.

 

November 29, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Gingerbomb with Homestead Collective

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Gingerbomb.
To listen to samples, visit www.gingerbombband.com

From the boroughs Of New York City, to the shores of Los Angeles, gingers are often seen as a scarce commodity. However, against all odds, seasoned musicians Megan Burtt, Sara Dee, Zach Berkman, Casey Sidwell, and Ryan Vaughn miraculously united to form the world’s first all ginger based supergroup- Gingerbomb.

In December of 2017, five red-headed strangers assembled in a small house in Van Nuys, California for a week long recording intensive, of which inevitably led to what the world now knows as Gingerbomb. In early 2017, Denver native, Megan Burtt asked fellow red-headed songwriters, Zach Berkman (NYC) and Sara Dee (LA), to contribute to a top secret new project. After a few months of song crafting and creative development, the trio of songwriters recruited a top shelf rhythm section- bassist Casey Sidwell (Denver) and drummer/percussionist Ryan Vaughn (LA/NYC). The rest, as they say, is history.

-- Opening will be special guest Homestead Collective

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 30, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Cliff Eberhardt with Louise Mosrie

$20 Cover

An evening with Cliff Eberhardt.
To listen to samples, visit www.cliffeberhardt.net

Cliff Eberhardt knew by age seven that he was going to be a singer and songwriter. Growing up in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, he and his brothers sang together and their parents played instruments. His dad introduced him to the guitar and he quickly taught himself to play.

Fortunate enough to live close to the Main Point (one of the best folk clubs on the East Coast), he cut his teeth listening to the likes of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, and Mississippi John Hurt — receiving an early and impressive tutorial in acoustic music. At the same time, he was also listening to great pop songwriters like Cole Porter, the Gershwins, and Rodgers and Hart, which explain his penchant for great melodies and clever lyrical twists.

-- Opening will be special guest Louise Mosrie

 

 

$20 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Michelle Lewis CD Release and Seth Glier

$15 Cover$15 Cover

An evening with Michelle Lewis and Seth Glier.
A special double feature.

Many performers live for applause. Michelle Lewis just wants to make you cry. If that sounds like a lot of despair, it isn’t. Her sad songs leave you smiling. Her joyful songs leave you a wreck. Yes, there is hardship and tragedy. No, Michelle Lewis is not depressed. As an artist, she lives for the paradox of the uplifting lament. Her sorrow is a totem for love. She writes from the strength of the bond not the pain of the fracture. This duality makes hers such a fascinating voice. More polished than folk and more personal than pop, Michelle writes intensely visual songs with a gut punch of emotion. As a storyteller, she explores life’s defining moments, juggling the immediacy of first-hand experience with the serenity of emotional wisdom. Her lyrics find beauty in sadness, her music is rich with melody. Intimate folk lyrics wash over a whirlpool of lush production. Refrains of acoustic virtuosity accompany modern soundscapes that might keep a second home in dream-pop. Guided by her musical influences — Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Patty Griffin, and Jewel among others — Michelle’s style is truly her own. To listen to samples, visit www.michellelewismusic.com

Seth Glier’s new album Birds is steeped in conflict and contradictions. There’s grief and loss, but also strength and resilience; doubt and dismay, but also a sense of optimism as Glier confronts heavy topics and wrestles them into the daylight. Glier (pronounced “Gleer”) recorded Birds in an airy loft in western Massachusetts outfitted with a grand piano and floor-to-ceiling windows. Birds roost just outside those windows, on the roof of the converted mill building where he lives, and they became his sympathetic audience while Glier made the album. “I felt a tremendous amount of comfort talking to the Birds,” he says “I’d check in with them regularly to see how they thought things were going so far.” Birds is Glier’s fifth album, and the latest entry in a burgeoning career that has included a Grammy nomination and a pair of Independent Music Awards while touring with artists including Ani DiFranco and Ryan Adams. The songs on Birds range from personal to political, and are bound together by the awareness that our world is a fragile place that is all the more magical for it. Glier makes that point on a large scale with “Water on Fire,” a terse, grinding tune that opens with a cynical reworking of a Ray Charles lyric as Glier uses fracking to dig into the false equivalence between freedom and capitalism. To listen to samples, visit www.sethglier.com

 

 

$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Charlie Phillips

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Charlie Phillips performing a Tribute to John Lennon. To listen to samples, visit www.charliephillips.com

Local singer/songwriter, Charlie Phillips, will perform a tribute to John Lennon. Charlie will play selected John Lennon songs in chronological order, covering John’s recording career from 1962 through 1980. Charlie encourages you to bring your requests!

Raised amidst the musical melting pot that was 1970’s Philadelphia, listeners agree that Charlie Phillips’ songs cannot be categorized into genre. His musical influences – rooted primarily in rock, soul, folk, and blues – have been blended and distilled to create his eclectic style and fresh sound. From the blues-rock and reggae flavored “Preacherman” and “Give It Up”, to the Asbury Park blare of “Natural”, to the campfire folksiness of “Donny T” and “Wealth of Friends”, his heartfelt and melody-driven songs leave the listener singing after the song is over.

Charlie’s charisma and spontaneity are evident in his live shows, alluring audiences by dipping deep into his reservoir of original music and cover tunes. Also a yoga teacher at his own yoga studio in suburban Philadelphia, Charlie adds the compelling ingredient of his positive and hopeful “spiritual realism” into his recordings (evident in songs such as “Little Things” and “What It Is”) as well as his live performances.

Cynical moptop. Political revolutionary. Spiritual visionary. John Lennon’s music reflected all of the facets of his complex and creative personality. Charlie Phillips performs a chronological compendium of his greatest hits, from 1962’s “Love Me Do”, through 1966’s “Strawberry Fields Forever”, up until 1980’s “Watching The Wheels”. Simply put, you will hear some of the most beautiful and poignant songs of the 20th Century in Charlie’s tribute to the great John Lennon!

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Auld String Theory

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Auld String Theory.
To listen to samples, visit www.auldstringtheory.com

Float interweaving mandolin and hammered dulcimer melodies over top of a shifting and twisting banjo and guitar rhythm section, and mix up the repertoire from Celtic, Old Time, and American Song influences.

Toss in some whistle, accordion, handpan and clarinet now and then, and divide the selections evenly between sung songs, reels, and jigs/waltzes.

Consisting of Andy Andrews, Fred and Heidi Frayer, Jim Klingler, Bill Russell, and Terry McGrath: that’s Auld String Theory.

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Ben Arnold Band with Marielle Kraft

$18 Adv / $20 At the Door

An evening with Ben Arnold Band.
To listen to samples, visit www.benarnold.com

Ben Arnold has toured throughout the United States and Europe with various line-ups both solo and with his rollicking live band. He has shared a stage with everyone from Ryan Adams, David Gray, Ben Folds and Lucinda Williams to Ron Sexsmith, Randy Newman, Martin Sexton, David Johanson, Jackson Browne, Amos Lee and even a strangely mysterious week in Holland with Townes Van Zandt in the last year of his life. His lyrics remind you of John Hiatt and he's been told he sings a bit like Randy Newman, but writes hooks like Springsteen used to do in the '80s. His songs explore strong emotions while his music draws on rock, folk, R&B and all genres in between. Ben is also a member of US Rails, which tours regularly in Europe and has released 5 of their own records to date.

After releasing an independent cd in the early 90's Ben was quickly signed to Ruffhouse/Columbia Records where he released "Almost Speechless" a slacker songwriter disc which opened him up to wider international audiences. He has since released several independent records as well as "Calico" on The String Cheese Incidents' label, SciFidelity Records, Nevermind My Blues on Ropeadope and "Simplify" on Blue Rose.

His latest solo release "Lost Keys" is already drawing very positive reviews nationally and is in rotation quite regularly on Philadelphia's WXPN Radio. Featuring the songs "Stupid Love", "Nobody Hurtin' Like Me" and "When Love Fades Away", It is a collection of material drawn from the music of Motown, Stax, The Sound of Philadelphia and street corner Doo-Wop. WXPN Radio says "Lost Keys" is "A sleek and soulful work from a refined tunesmith. The brass arrangements paired with his husky baritone recall The Afghan Whigs’ New Orleans-rooted LP 1965; his self-described “sad guy drinking alone at the bar” ballads .(“Nobody Hurtin’ Like Me”) have a bit of Closing Time-era Tom Waits in them; and his pop nuggets are impossibly poppy, like the Randy Newman-esque bounce of “Stupid Love” that, I guarantee you, will be stuck in your head in the best possible way!"

-- Opening will be special guest Marielle Kraft

 

 

$18 Adv / $20 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 25, 2018

Burlap and Bean is Closed

CLOSED

Burlap and Bean is Closed for Christmas.

 

January 1, 2019

Burlap and Bean is Closed

CLOSED

Burlap and Bean is Closed for New Years Day.

 

 

*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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