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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November 27, 2014

Burlap and Bean is 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

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

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



$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

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



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 3, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Hannah Holbrook, Ayo Awosika
and Hillary Reynolds

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

An evening with Hannah Holbrook, Ayo Awosika and Hillary Reynolds. A special triple feature.

Hannah Holbrook is the subtle but dexterous pianist/vocalist/songwriter who makes up one quarter of SHEL. Classically trained with an ear for improvisation, rhythm and ragtime, Hannah brings her classical/jazz/pop flare into every musical adventure, whether solo or with the band. To listen to samples, visit

Often described as a "songstress", Ayo Awosika is much more than just a woman who sings and writes songs. With diverse training that spans from the classical to the jazz realm, she has happily lived in both of these worlds and now covers all of the landscape in between. Born to a Nigerian father and American mother, she was fortunate to grow up in a colorful household always filled with music, from the likes of Fela Kuti and Michael Jackson to Billie Holiday and Madonna. This breadth of influence continues to be important in Ayo’s musical evolution, as she weaves all of the sounds that she loves into her own artistry; and you see and hear those threads in her highly addictive, soul-infused sound. To listen to samples, visit

The Hillary Reynolds Band invites listeners into a transcendent folk experience. The quintet charms with campfire congeniality, classic songs, and an astounding soulful and technical grasp of Americana. After four years, the band has risen from coffeehouse darlings to sharing stages with Norah Jones and performing at festivals in front of thousands. In advance of the band’s upcoming album, HRB released a standalone single, “Crossing The Line,” to whet its fans’ appetites. The single and upcoming album mark a new era of widespread exposure for these roots-pop torchbearers. Over two albums and three stunning videos—HRB’s most recent video, “Crossing The Line,” notched over 90,000 views in its first 2 months—the band has garnered acclaim for blending a diverse cross selection of roots music within a framework of finely crafted songs that feel instantly familiar. To listen to samples, visit



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 4, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Antje Duvekot with Kate Klim

$15 Cover

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

Antje has extensive touring experience, criss-crossing the US and Europe several times. She is a compelling live performer and has been invited to play some of the top festivals including The Newport Folk Festival as well as the Mountain Stage, Philadelphia and Kerrville Festivals. Internationally, she's headlined the The Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland and the Tonder Festival in Denmark.

In December of 2007, The Bank of America featured Antje’s song “Merry Go Round” in a national TV advertising campaign seen by millions, including a Super Bowl audience. Antje’s fast growing fan base, the viral spreading of her music and a track record of sold-out shows are a testament to her growing popularity.

-- Opening will be special guest Kate Klim



$15 Cover

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

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

December 6, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Garnet Rogers with Michael Braunfeld

$20 Cover

An evening with Garnet Rogers.
To listen to samples, visit

In a darkened bedroom, lit only be the amber glow from an old floor model radio, two young brothers aged 6 and 12 lay in their beds, listening to the country music broadcasts from the Grand Ol’ Opry, and practiced their harmonies. Two years later, the youngest one was playing the definitive 8-year-old’s version of “Desolation Row” on his ukulele. He soon abandoned that instrument to teach himself the flute, violin and guitar.

Within ten years, and barely out of high school, Garnet Rogers was on the road as a full- time working musician with his older brother Stan. Together they formed what has come to be accepted as one of the most influential acts in North American folk music. Since then, Garnet Rogers has established himself as ‘One of the major talents of our time”.

Hailed by the Boston Globe as a “charismatic performer and singer”, Garnet is a man with a powerful physical presence – close to six and a half feet tall – with a voice to match. With his “smooth, dark baritone” (Washington Post) his incredible range, and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing, Garnet is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of the finest singers anywhere.

His music, like the man himself, is literate, passionate, highly sensitive, and deeply purposeful. Cinematic in detail, his songs “give expression to the unspoken vocabulary of the heart” (Kitchener Waterloo Record). An optimist at heart, Garnet sings extraordinary songs about people who are not obvious heroes and of the small victories of the everyday. As memorable as his songs, his over-the-top humour and lightning-quick wit moves his audience from tears to laughter and back again.

-- Opening will be special guest Michael Braunfeld



$20 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 11, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Winterpills and John Mallinen

$10 Cover$10 Cover

An evening with Winterpills and John Mallinen.
A special double feature.

Starting with their self-titled debut in 2005, Winterpills have built a vibrant career with their exquisite chamber-pop songs that The Washington Post called “densely packed but hugely evocative, tiny bombs of feeling and meaning… fiendishly melodic." From the group’s origins one cold winter in 2004 as a song circle for heartache, the band has truly blossomed, releasing three full-length albums — a self-titled effort in 2005, The Light Divides in 2007 and Central Chambers in 2008 — and the 2010 E.P. Tuxedo of Ashes, which The New York Times Jon Pareles praised for “elegant arrangements” of “songs that stay haunted.” 2012’s All My Lovely Goners embraced the hushed vocal harmonies and graceful chamber-pop sound the group has made its trademark, while pushing the quintet into new sonic realms. MOJO magazine included the album in their 2012 top 10 Americana list. In October, 2014, Winterpills released their 5th full-length, the archival cover's project Echolalia To listen to samples, visit

Nearly 10 years ago, after releasing the critically-acclaimed EP 25:47, John Mallinen was unwittingly catapulted onto the national music scene. The project, as brief as the duration of time for which it is named, gave way, in contrast, to a long period of new musical inquiry. Mallinen toured extensively behind the EP, at venues across the country—Portland’s White Eagle Saloon, Seattle’s Tractor Tavern in Seattle, NYC’s Mercury Lounge and Philadelphia’s Johnny Brenda’s, to name a few—and cut his teeth with notable, national artists. In addition to ushering in a new life for Mallinen as a touring performer, 24:57 introduced audiences to his particular artistic voice, conjuring nostalgia, romance and exploration into the mysteries of human experience. If his lyrics weren’t proof enough of this, by day Mallinen is a licensed therapist, practicing in Philadelphia since 2010. And while his professional career may be the most specific point of reference for a 5-year hiatus, John also found himself working toward personal improvement. This included an intense physical regimen in the form of marathon training, spiritual and emotion renewal, and a return to his philosophical experience through engaging complexity. To listen to samples, visit



$10 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 12, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Kerri Powers with Ben Arnold

$15 Cover

An evening with Kerri Powers.
To listen to samples, visit

Kerri Powers was destined to be a musician from the start. While most kids her age spent their childhoods following frivolous pursuits, she spent hers reading, painting, writing stories, learning guitar and composing her first songs at the tender age of nine. By her own admission, she was a shy child, but her creative pursuits gave her an appreciation of the larger world around her. Those instincts seemed to have been bred naturally, given that there was undeniable talent embedded in her genes. Bing Crosby was a distant relative on her father’s side, while her mother’s relatives were said to be descended from author Herman Melville. Notably too, Powers’ paternal grandmother made her living by playing piano and providing musical accompaniment for silent films, making her a show business standby back in the day.

Not surprisingly then, Powers was encouraged to pursue her own creative ambitions while still in adolescence. Her mother, a talented visual artist in her own right, owned an extensive record collection, which gave Kerri her initial exposure to irrefutable icons like Bob Dylan, Neil Young and John Prine. “I would sit in a wicker rocking chair by the record player and sing along to the songs,” she recalls. “I remember hearing John Prine’s “Hello in There” for the first time and feeling that something magical was happening. It was a momentary yet memorable trip to a sad but hopeful place of lonely old faces.”

Powers started playing professionally in local coffeehouses throughout her native New England, and went on to release several well-received albums in the new millennium, culminating in Faith in the Shadows in 2009. Two of her songs were later featured on the Fox series “Rescue Me” starring Denis Leary. After taking time off to get married and raise her young son she returned to performing, counting among her credits the Boston Folk Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, and Telluride Bluegrass Festival, among other prestigious gatherings. She’s also toured Europe while opening for Canadian singer/songwriter Fred Eaglesmith in The Netherlands, Belgium, and the United Kingdom.

-- Opening will be special guest Ben Arnold



$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 13, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Twin Ghost and Megan Burtt

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

An evening with Twin Ghost and Megan Burtt & The Cure for Love.
A special double feature.

Twin Ghost is a Philadelphia based singer/songwriter. His songs are a well-crafted collection of rootsy, soulful ballads with a bluesy rock edge and pop brilliance; a seasoned artist with a uniquely expressive and distinctive voice. His influences range from yesterday's classics to today's contemporaries: including Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, James Taylor, Neil Young, Ray Lamontagne and Amos Lee. The music of Twin Ghost is acoustic-based singer/songwriter material, but his musical history is deep-rooted and eclectic. To listen to samples, visit

Megan’s technical skill and well-written lyrics earned her admission to the highly prestigious Berklee College of Music. Putting her degree and school-wide songwriting recognition to use, Megan received an honorable mention at the 2006 New York Songwriters Circle Competition, and at the 2009 Rocky Mountain Folk Festival Songwriting Competition. She was a top five finalist in the 2008 Telluride Bluegrass Competition and was invited to perform on the main stage for more than 10,000 people. To listen to samples, visit



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 19, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

John Conahan with Ben Kessler

$10 Cover

An evening with John Conahan.
To listen to samples, visit

As a singer/songwriter, John Conahan follows the tradition of thoughtful, piano-rooted songwriting. With bombastic vocals and exciting, beautiful piano playing, he is capable of introspective, sincere (yet angular) ballads, as well as the danceable and festive rockers.

He’s shared the stage with folks like Jeffrey Gaines, Dispatch, Los Lobos and Rachael Sage. John is well known for his witty stage banter and amiable, festive persona. John has been featured on radio broadcasts throughout the world and noted in trade publications as an exceptional and unique American songwriter.

-- Opening will be special guest Ben Kessler



$10 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 20, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Tracy Grammer with Daniel White

$18 Adv / $20 At the Door

An evening with Tracy Grammer.
To listen to samples, visit

TRACY GRAMMER rose to acclaim as half of the "postmodern, mythic American folk" duo, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer. From 1998-2001, the duo released three internationally celebrated, folk chart-topping albums featuring Carter's mytho-poetic Americana songcraft and in 2002, toured with Joan Baez, both as featured artists and Baez's band members. Called “the new voice of modern folk music,” the duo was clearly in its ascendancy when in July 2002, Carter suffered a fatal heart attack while the duo was on tour. He was 49; Grammer, 34.

Determined to honor the duo's journey and bring Carter's songs, and those of other favorite writers, to broader audiences, Grammer has kept to the road, releasing solo albums as well as selections from the Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer archives. Her latest release, LITTLE BLUE EGG, is a collection of intimate recordings from the duo's home studios. LBE was the #1 most-played album on Folk Radio in 2012, and once again, the duo were the #1 most-played artists for the year.

Grammer has become one of folk music's most beloved artists. Renowned for her springwater-clear alto, perfectly intoned violin, and guitar playing that is by turns percussive and delicate, Grammer is also a masterful storyteller with an ease and charisma on stage -- not to mention a riotous sense of humor -- that hardly belie her modest beginnings as Carter's reclusive accompanist. Stories about the duo's first meeting, Carter's quirks and fancies, or Grammer's own misadventures and missteps are woven thoughtfully into the set list to create a uniquely personal evening that connects audiences to performer, to the Carter/Grammer legacy, and most importantly, to one another. Additionally, Grammer has begun down the songwriter's path as part ofRealWomenRealSongs, and is sharing her fresh, fledgling efforts -- and the stories behind them -- on her current tour, to the delight of her longtime fans.

-- Opening will be special guest Daniel White



$18 Adv / $20 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 25, 2014

Burlap and Bean is Closed


Burlap and Bean is Closed for Christmas.



*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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