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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.

Live Broadcast Select performances will be streamed live over the internet. To view, click here.

 
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October 31, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Vilebred with Future Thieves

$5 Cover + $2 BYOB

VILEWEEN - Wear your best costume!!!
To listen to samples, visit www.vilebred.com

Vilebred is a Philly-based experimental rock band, constantly churning out rich melodies, epic anthems and enough snark to make everyone a little uncomfortable.

Following the footsteps of his brother Kurt Vile, Sam Vile is the musical architect that leads this circus.

Vilebred's releases include: Lusty Dusty Kamikaze (LP, May 2009)
EEEP! (EP, December 2011)

-- Opening will be special guest Future Thieves

 

 

 

$5 Cover + $2 BYOB

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 1, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Cabin Dogs with Butch Zito

$10 Cover

An evening with Cabin Dogs.
To listen to samples, visit www.cabindogs.com

What started with a mountain retreat by two brothers (Rich and Rob Kwait) and two dogs, would turn into a 15 year musical escapade back in their hometown of Philadelphia.

Cabin Dogs - a six piece live band - blend original American country roots with a subtle 70's groove, creating a sound best compared to The Band, Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan with shades of Gillian Welch and Wilco. "Inventive," "rollicking", "magical," and "soothing" have described the band's two releases.

Playing stages that have included Newport Folk Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival and Appel Farm Festival, the live sound of the CABIN DOGS compels moon howling and strange dance moves not before thought physically possible.

-- Opening will be special guest Butch Zito

 

 

$10 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 7, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Charlie Phillips with Caryn Lin

Free Event

 First Friday hosted by Charlie.
Sober Night  - - - - - No BYOB

An evening with Charlie Phillips.
To listen to samples, visit www.charliephillips.com

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.

Songs from Charlie’s CDs “All Roads Lead To Home” and “JustLove!” have received airplay on WXPN 88.5 in Philadelphia and other stations across the country and internationally, and his song “Tears For Joy” has climbed to No. 12 on the November 2012 IndieWorld Country Music chart. His third CD, “What It Is” was released in January 2012 and rose to No. 23 on the RootsMusic Chart in November 2012.

-- Opening will be special guest Caryn Lin

 

 

Free Event

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 8, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

A Fistful of Sugar and Meghan Cary with Analog Gypsies

$10 Cover$10 Cover

An evening with A Fistful of Sugar and Meghan Cary with Analog Gypsies. A special double feature.

A collaboration between veterans of the Philadelphia folk, trip-hop, bluegrass, R&B, and musical theater scenes, A Fistful of Sugar was convened in late 2010 to solve all the world's problems with pretty little tunes. So far, so good. Centered around strong, lush vocal harmonies and driving "new folk" instrumentals, the product is a distinctly modern sound that resonates with echoes of 1930s hot jazz, traditional 'old-timey' country, gypsy jazz, and other roots musics. With six vocalists and distinctly bluegrassy instrumentation, A Fistful of Sugar has wowed audiences across the Delaware Valley with their powerful, genre-bending, energetic performances that range from the syrupy-sweet to the gritty and swampy. To listen to samples, visit www.reverbnation.com/afistfulofsugar

Five veteran musicians playing award-winning original tunes ranging from lean-in-and-listen ballads to get-up-and-shake-your-booty jams, Meghan Cary with Analog Gypsies has been winning over audiences from Philly Folk Fest to World Café to NYC’s infamous Bleecker Street. Cary’s music career began as an unintentional triumph. When her fiancé unexpectedly died, she picked up his guitar, figured out how to play it, and wrote her debut, earning her Billboard Magazine’s esteemed Critic’s Choice for Best Newcomer. Her smoky voice, emotional singing, and vulnerable writing garnered favorable comparisons to Melissa Etheridge, Shawn Colvin, Stevie Nicks, and even Bruce Springsteen. Four albums, 43 states, and a whole lot of music making later, this “chick with a guitar” has evolved into the front woman for a power house band complete with lush vocal harmonies, keys, banjo, mandolin, bass and drums….oh, and, that guitar. To listen to samples, visit www.meghancary.com

 

 

$10 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 13, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Adrien Reju and Buffalo Stack

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

An evening with Adrien Reju and Buffalo Stack.
A special double feature.

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

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

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 14, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Billy Penn Burger with Ann Klein

$15 Cover

An evening with Billy Penn Burger.
To listen to samples, visit www.billypennburger.com

Most remarkable is Billy’s amazing growth the last few years. He’s become an engaging and confident performer, a compelling recording artist, and a widely admired singer-songwriter, all relatively late in life. Winner / First Place in the 2014 Beta Hi-Fi Emerging Music Festival.

His independent release, Living Documents, earned a 2014 Male Solo Artist of the Year Homey Award on Wilmington’s 93.7 WSTW, Hometown Heroes. Living Documents’ musician credits read like a Who’s Who of the Philadelphia / Wilmington music scene: John Lilley, Cliff Hillis, Jay Davidson, Tom Hampton, Rick Bell, Nick Bucci and so many more!

Nik Everett says, "Billy writes songs that touch your soul, fill your head, grab your heart and never let go. You have been warned." Marc Moss says, "Billy writes songs that make other songwriters say, 'I wish I wrote that song" So yes, he's played a lot of well known venues, and shared the stage with a lot of well own artists. But today is what’s important. Making new friends and fans every day. Still writing, still growing. Jangle Folk, Jazz, Heart, Rhythm and Blue-Eyed Soul.

-- Opening will be special guest Ann Klein

 

 

$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 15, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Beth Goldwater with Cariad Harmon

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Beth Goldwater.
To listen to samples, visit www.bethgoldwater.com

"Beth Goldwater has a voice that will make you melt and the songwriting to make you come back for more and more. Time after time she delivers an amazing performance, and we find ourselves fielding requests for her to return and perform again at almost every venue we've booked her." -Jeremy Hebbel, Gable Music Ventures

Named Best New Artist in 2013 by 93.7 WSTW's Hometown Heroes, Beth has performed in such prestigious rooms as the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip, Chris's Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia and World Cafe Live at the Queen where she recently opened for Suzanne Vega.

Beth's song The Ravine is in the indy horror film, Slew Hampshire, and her song, L'Amour Fou is being used in an upcoming documentary. Beth's newest record, Seduisante, is her dream come true~ an entire album of jazz folk in French and English, it draws comparison to sirens such as Norah Jones, Madeleine Peyroux and Melody Gardot.

-- Opening will be special guest Cariad Harmon

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 19, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

Delco Story Slam - Finale

$8 Adv / $10 At the Door

An evening with Delco Story Slam.

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

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

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

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

 

 

$8 Adv / $10 At the Door

Doors Open at 6:30pm

November 20, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Natalia Zukerman with Jess Klein

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Natalia Zukerman.
To listen to samples, visit www.nataliazukerman.com

Natalia Zukerman grew up in New York City, studied art at Oberlin, worked in mural arts in San Francisco, began her songwriting career in Boston, and now resides, writes, plays and paints in Brooklyn, NY. The daughter of classical musicians Eugenia and Pinchas Zukerman, Natalia found her sound in other strings – those on slide guitar, lap steel, dobro.

With diverse influences that include Folk, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Bluegrass, Country and even Classical, Natalia Zukerman has been described by public radio as “an example of the finest Americana.”

She combines her unique slide guitar playing style with seductive vocals, a painter’s observing eye, unapologetic writing, and sharp wit. Zukerman’s music is as riddled with urban restlessness as it is grounded in rootsy warmth – a welcome contradiction.

-- Opening will be special guest Jess Klein

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 21, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Christine Havrilla with Robinson Treacher

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

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

Portland based Christine Havrilla embarked on an ambitious new journey with her Gypsy Fuzz project in late 2011. Havrilla, a Philadelphia native, who has six studio albums, three EPs, and over a decade of touring under her belt, continues to venture out under “Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz”, showcasing ALL of her music with new twists.

“Searching. Finding. Living.”, the darker & electric guitar-based debut release from Gypsy Fuzz, produced by Larry Crane (Cat Power, Sleater-Kinney, Elliott Smith) and Christine, pulls in musicians from Christine’s current world of fellow friends/artists and is described as "a blend of 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s rock delivered by the modern singer/songwriter."

-- Opening will be special guest Robinson Treacher

 

 

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 22, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Heather Maloney with Jesse Thomas

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Heather Maloney.
To listen to samples, visit www.heathermaloney.com

Heather Maloney is an American singer-songwriter who has received numerous accolades for her startlingly soulful voice and literate songwriting exploring themes of spirituality, transformation, and impermanence. Critics are quickly discovering Maloney's talent with No Depression raving "Her music is riveting, her voice adventurous, her lyrics thought-provoking...” while Blurt Magazine wrote "Heather Maloney is one of the most talented tradition-based singer-songwriters I’ve heard in some time...the writing is stunning."

If there’s a typical path to becoming a songwriter, Maloney didn’t follow it. Although she went to school for music and had done plenty of singing, she only began writing tunes a few years ago after living and working for three years in a silent-retreat meditation center in central Massachusetts. “The biggest motivating factor in writing was probably the experiences that I was having here in my meditation practice,” she says. “There was the difficulty of it, the suffering of it, and wanting to channel that into something creative, and on the positive side, the insights that came out of my experiences.”

Maloney has had a breakout 2014, sharing stages with Anais Mitchell, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Lake Street Dive, Shakey Graves, and more. Her joint EP with indie-folk quartet Darlingside, the Woodstock EP, was released in March and gained national attention in the New York Times for their cover of Joni Mitchell’s song “Woodstock.” Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young) lauded the track during his keynote speech at Folk Alliance International, calling it “delicious, really excellent.”

-- Opening will be special guest Jesse Thomas

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 27, 2014

Burlap and Bean is Closed

CLOSED

Burlap and Bean is Closed for Thanksgiving.

 

November 28, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Irene Molloy, Andrea Nardello
and Kicking Down Doors

$10 Cover$10 Cover$10 Cover

An evening with Irene Molloy, Andrea Nardello and Kicking Down Doors. A special triple feature.

Irene grew up in Philadelphia, belting out show tunes in school plays and church in hymns on Sunday. After catching the ear of Andrew Lloyd Webber, doors began to open for her quickly in show business. By 18, she had been a soloist on many famous stages including Philly's Academy of Music, Broadway's St. James Theatre, and London's Palladium. In the next few years, she starred in the musical Civil War, and on the small screen (in Darren Starr's Grosse Pointe and FOX's Andy Richter...). She has recently returned to Philadelphia to debut her first album of original songs. To listen to samples, visit www.reverbnation.com/irenemolloy

Andrea has garnered favorable comparisons to Melissa Etheridge and Shawn Colvin for her gift for melding pop songwriting smarts with a confessional and literate songwriting style which often explores relationships, romance, and family life. Her refined accessibility draws from folk, rock, soul, and even the swagger of hip-hop. She’s built a respectable indie artist profile through DIY ethics and tireless touring. To listen to samples, visit www.andreanardello.com

The project of co-songwriters Ernie Tokay (guitar and vocals) and Autumn Walden (vocals) as well as bassist Michelle Lynn, Kicking Down Doors blends a warm and inviting country sound with personal, introspective lyrics about perseverance, hope and the human spirit. Their new full-length album 'The Record' is available on CD at all of their events. Various tracks off the album as well as several of the band's single releases can be heard in rotation on both Philadelphia's WXPN 88.5 FM and Wilmington's WSTW 93.7 FM local shows. To listen to samples, visit www.kickingdowndoorsband.com

 

 

$10 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

November 29, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

The John Grecia Band and Drew Nielands

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

An evening with The John Grecia Band and Drew Nielands.
A special double feature.

The John Grecia Band, a piano-driven four-man original rock band based in the Philadelphia area that combines modern and progressive rock with classic rock, jazz, and soul of old. With members coming from four diverse backgrounds in music, the band comes together to create a sound with a piano, guitar, bass, and drums that is truly unique. To listen to samples, visit www.johngreciaband.com

Born & raised on the outskirts of Philadelphia, Drew Nielands' sound taps the heart of American music with influences like Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, & Bob Dylan. Drew's preparing to release his debut album on CheapO Records later this fall & a video for the first single, "Cross that River" is currently on Youtube (Directed & Produced Pat Taggart). To listen to samples, visit www.drewnielands.com

 

 

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 5, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

John Lennon Tribute

$15 Cover

An evening with Charlie Phillips.
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.

Songs from Charlie’s CDs “All Roads Lead To Home” and “JustLove!” have received airplay on WXPN 88.5 in Philadelphia and other stations across the country and internationally, and his song “Tears For Joy” has climbed to No. 12 on the November 2012 IndieWorld Country Music chart. His third CD, “What It Is” was released in January 2012 and rose to No. 23 on the RootsMusic Chart in November 2012.

 

 

$15 Cover

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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