The Shops at Springton Pointe
204 South Newtown Street Rd
Newtown Square, PA 19073
• 484-427-4547usamap



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

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

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

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

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

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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

Award-winning Philadelphia native Christine Havrilla brings her “well-built, catchy, smart tunes” (Upstage Magazine) to Burlap and Bean on 5/29/15 with the support of her band, Gypsy Fuzz. Christine utilizes the soft gritty texture of her vocals to express warmth and honesty listeners quickly embrace as well as her aggressive, raw, trash-style guitar playing.

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 is listed with Takamine Guitar’s Worldwide Artists, was a featured Artist for American Musical Supply’s Singer/Songwriter Month (Feb 2015), nominated for's 2013 Reader's Choice Awards, awarded the 2010 Garden State Film Festival’s “Best Contemporary Country Song” for “Blinders”, nominated for 3 “Homey Awards” (2015) for 93.7 WSTW, 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!” Christine’s current project is a series of “Live Session” volumes recorded in 2014 and 2015, with Vol. 1- The Creamery Sessions and Vol. 2- The Sunset Sessions now available. Vol. 3- The Old Church Sessions will be ready in the Spring 2015 as well.

-- 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

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

June 4, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Dull Dime presents Café Americana

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Dull Dime presents: Café Americana - a night of musicians you should know. Performing will be: Angela Burns, Carolyn Thorn, Clarabell, Hayley Derbyshire, Jackie Bobbi, Jason Webb, Jessica Graae, Nardo Lilly and Sophie Biesecker.

Angela Burns, a Delaware native, wrote her first song at the age of ten and in her early years used her songwriting as nothing more than a personal journal kept for private enjoyment and reflection. Her love of songwriting also fueled a desire to learn the piano with which she now crafts complex songs in her own unique style. Her debut album, Arbitrary Mind, is filled with fresh, uplifting indie-pop songs, captivating vocals and inspirational lyrics that resonate with imagery and tales of childhood, castles, victory over evil, salvation and hope. The compilation is a sophisticated, emotional blend of piano, bass guitar, banjo and gently insistent rhythms that serve as an ideal backdrop for Angela's pitch-perfect, achingly beautiful voice.

Carolyn Thorn is a graduate in Music Therapy and voice from Boyer College of Temple University. She has been performing original music throughout college and recorded her first EP, "Own Head," with a full band the same year she ran her first half marathon. She finished an A-Z songwriting series, which can be found on soundcloud, and is currently working on a "Women of Power" songwriting series.

Clarabell began writing folkie bluesy originals this past winter. Her music has mostly been inspired by the unique experience of living with her 85 year old Mom-mom & Pop-pop after a musical and romantic breakup of some sorts.

Hayley Derbyshire is a young singer-songwriter from the suburban Philadelphia area. Recently, she's been the lead singer of local indie-Alt-Rock band The Third Rail. Hayley is currently working on writing for an EP to be released at some point this summer.

Jackie Bobbi is a talented singer songwriter from the Philadelphia area, who is rapidly gaining attention. With an acoustic guitar in hand, her husband Justin Rudy on the Djembe African Drum and life-long friend Deirdre Lockman accompanying on the violin, this trio blends folk, blues, country, soul and pop to churn out tunes that captivates crowds all around the Delaware Valley.

Jason Webb is a musician from Wilmington, Delaware. Exploring his more Folk/ Americana roots both solo and with his most recent project "Apache Trails",which features a bevy of talented local musicians performing songs that build scenery of a dark and beaten western territory, riddled with love, whiskey and myth, Known best for his work as Singer and Guitarist for local blues rockers The Hold-Up.

Jessica Graae blends her folk-rock style and classical training to create haunting, soulful songs. Her ?evocative, lush, exquisite vocals, accompanied by elegant and impressive guitar playing? create a ?meditative backdrop? on her CD Gypsy Blood. She has performed live on Gene Shay?s Folk Show (WXPN), Graffiti Radio, and Hometown Heroes. She has played the Dewey Beach, Bordentown, Launch, Elm City and Ladybug Festivals and has opened for Ed Kowalczyk and Melissa Ferrick. Nominated for six WSTW Hometown Hero Homey Awards, Jessica is a 2013 Philadelphia Folk Factory contest winner and a finalist in the 2012 and 2014 Delmarva Folk Hero contests. She will begin recording her second studio album in June 2015.

Nardo Lilly is the moniker for singer-songwriter Annie Nardolilli from Arlington, VA. Her soft rock style make people laugh with her punny music while also hitting it deep where it matters. She recently competed in and won Rock On Philly's Battle of the Bands and she continues to spread her contagious humor in the DC area.

At only 14 years old, Sophie Biesecker from the suburbs of Philadelphia has grown up around music her entire life. From an early age she learned to play guitar, piano and honed her skills as a talented vocalist. For many years, Sophie has been involved with the Main Line School of Rock where she makes the most of her many talents, involved not only in their regular seasonal programs, but their House Band and elite national group of School of Rock Allstars as well. Sophie has performed at gigs all around the country with bands such as Big Banana Blackout and Crosstown Traffic. With such an early start it's no surprise that Sophie has already penned many original songs of her own, and is set to begin performing these pieces within the singer-songwriter genre on an increasing basis. Be sure to catch her wherever she performs and be prepared to be wowed!



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

June 5, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Charlie Phillips - Stones Tribute

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

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

The Songs of The Rolling Stones “Unplugged” Performed by CHARLIE PHILLIPS and The BLUFFER

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.



$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

June 6, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Vilebred opens for Vilebred

$5 Cover (+ $2 BYOB)

An evening with Vilebred Old and Vilebred New!
To listen to samples, visit

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, with influences ranging from The Violent Femmes to Radiohead.

Band members include, Dug Gillan (bass/vocals) and Jeremy Dawson (Lead Guitar) of "The Nodd", Chelsea Sue Allen (keys/vocals) who is also a talented solo artist of the same name, and Will Donahue (drums/vocals) who, while members sometimes come and go, has been in the band since the very beginning.



$5 Cover (+ $2 BYOB)

Doors Open at 7:30pm

June 12, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Downtown Shimmy and Danielle Miraglia

$15 Cover$15 Cover

An evening with Downtown Shimmy and Danielle Miraglia.
A special double feature.

We like to think back to a time when music and dancing were intertwined, a time when people would clamor for a small patch of dance floor so they could hold someone tight and dance to their favorite songs. From the ornate dance floors of Manhattan to the dimly lit juke joints of Memphis, the music drove the dancers while the dancers drove the music. So was born The Downtown Shimmy. On November 2013 dancers from around the country convened in the ballroom of the German Society of Pennsylvania for Blues Muse, an annual blues dance festival. Like our travels, our music roams across the map as well. It's grounded in the American roots of folk, blues and gospel, but also pulls from the newer traditions leading to funk, R&B, and rock. With Ray Charles as an inspiration, we blend them into a fun, dynamic sound that propels songs with momentum--and feet too if we're lucky. To listen to samples, visit

Danielle Miraglia comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm and harmonica. Her tunes range from heart-felt to socially conscious and will move both your heart and hips. Danielle's latest release “Box of Troubles” a bare-bones expression of all these attributes, explores the highs and lows that life has to offer and has already received rave reviews. Alternate Root says “Danielle Miraglia’s guitar work keeps Delta traditions alive. Her steady thumb and playing style trace a direct line to the blues of the field and chicken shacks. Vocally, Danielle’s voice digs in, twisting within the delivery, seeming to break but more likely soaring before the fall. ‘Box of Troubles’ balances good times with the bad, her characters roles’ defined and believable.” To listen to samples, visit



$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

June 13, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Found Wandering with TBD

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

An evening with Found Wandering.
To listen to samples, visit

Found Wandering is a community of musicians brought together by Sarah Comstock (vocals, mandolin) and Colin Comstock (guitar, banjo, percussion). A husband/wife duo who live just outside of Philadelphia, PA with their two daughters and a couple rooms full of musical equipment.

The songs on their self-titled album are gospel songs originally written or performed by The Stanley Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Tom Waits, Leadbelly, Gillian Welch, Johnny Cash, Louis Armstrong and more. They were picked and arranged by Colin and Sarah and fleshed out by an incredible group of musicians from all over the North East playing fiddle, pedal steel, piano, electric guitar, saxophone, organ and more.

Found Wandering was self-produced and self-released by Colin and Sarah Comstock in December of 2014

-- Opening will be special guest TBD



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

June 19, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Allie Farris, Eloise Sharkey, and Josh Harty

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

An evening with Allie Farris, Eloise Sharkey, and Josh Harty.
A special triple feature.

Allie Farris writes intelligently crafted songs heavily influenced by the 1970s classic rock she listened to as a young girl; it’s seems only natural that she is now an inspiration to other young songwriters. Allie has found a home in Nashville after going to school in her native Texas and spending some time in Boston. Allie’s accolades continue to grow as does her discography. Allie’s contemporary piano-driven songs are melodic, thought-provoking and exceptionally memorable. To listen to samples, visit

Eloise is a 15 year old singer songwriter living right outside of Philadelphia. She has played in various venues in the Philadelphia area such as: World Cafe upstairs and downstairs, Melodies Cafe, and The Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival. She recently recorded her first CD in Studio 4 with Phil Nicolo and Steve Bartlett and released it this past month. To listen to samples, visit

Josh Harty's unique blend of American music has become a must see for those who keep the tradition of country, blues and folk close to their hearts. Born and raised on the plains of North Dakota, Josh has continued the old family occupation of playing guitar, developed in the church halls and smoky rooms of the great midwest. After his three critically acclaimed solo albums he hasnt slowed down, touring continuously across Europe, the US and beyond, Josh had brought the sounds of home with him on the road. To listen to samples, visit



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

June 20, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

The Kennedys with Lily Mae

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

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

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

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

-- Opening will be special guest Lily Mae



$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

June 26, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen with Dylan Jane

$10 Cover

An evening with Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen.
To listen to samples, visit

A hushed Wisconsin folk sound has been cultivating itself for years. At the forefront of such a sound is Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen. Not just another country singer talking about trains and railroads, Rego works Midwestern ideals, small town luxuries, and the importance of family into the patchwork Americana sound of The Trainmen.

After six years, most of Rebecca Rego's band mates started getting too busy with life - graduate school, making babies, etc. - to devote time to music. So after four records, including 2012's "Seconds", Rego was ready for a change. The 30-year-old Champaign, Ill., resident started to seek out other musicians and began working on filling out her solo performance with new songs. Eventually she met drummer Matt Yeates (who also spends time drumming for indie-folk darlings Ivan & Alyosha and Twin Forks), bass and mandolin player Eric Fitts, who along with guitar and banjo player Cory Ponton now make up Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen. All three are lifelong friends who grew up in blue collar Kankakee County, Illinois.

After raising $2,700 via Kickstarter to help them get started, Rego left her full-time job as a bartender and hit the road with her new band. The first leg of the tour started last October and Rego and The Trainmen. have been going strong ever since with their beloved touring van named Russell. In the summer of 2013 they embarked to Earth Analog Studios in Tolono, IL and recorded their debut record on beautiful analog tape, engineered by Matt Talbott (of Hum fame). They have been lucky to share the stage with amazing musicians like Rodney Crowell, John Hiatt, Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons, Whitehorse, Sarah Jarosz, The Greencards, and many many more.

-- Opening will be special guest Dylan Jane



$10 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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