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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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Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm


free event

Join us each Wednesday evening from 7:00 - 10:00

Hosted by Michael Braunfeld

Sign up starts at 6:30 pm and the list fills up fast!

Please review the house rules here.

Check out upcoming features here.

 

 

March 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Nathan Bell and Rivers

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

An evening with Nathan Bell and Rivers.
A special double feature.

Folk/Roots artist Nathan Bell is known for his straightforward yet poetic lyrics, supported by master guitar playing. Acoustic Guitar Magazine compared his style to the “gruff troubadour lilt of Kris Kristofferson.” Sing Out! Magazine called his music “Powerful stuff…bleak, yet oddly comforting.” Bell’s records have been played on nationally syndicated stations such as NPR’s ‘Midnight Special’ and have topped folk/roots charts in the US and in Europe. To listen to samples, visit www.nathanbellmusic.com

Rivers is a smattering of genre-bending sounds—tapping into folk rock, pop, funk, blues, chamber pop, Americana, roots rock and alternative—that make up a fluid and dynamic indie folk style. But, when you think you can put a finger on their overall sound, Rivers keeps you guessing. That’s the beauty of their music. After just two short years of playing together, Joe Schaefer, 25, Matt Sinkovitz, 31, and Vincent Yarnell, 25, are eagerly working to get their distinctive folk amalgamation into the eardrums of as many people as possible. To listen to samples, visit www.theriversband.com

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

March 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Dala with Lawrence Trailer

$20 Adv / $25 At the Door

An evening with Dala.
To listen to samples, visit www.dalagirls.com

Juno nominees and winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of Dala write and sing in harmony best described as angelic. These two best friends met in their high school music class in 2002; they have since released five albums and toured extensively across North America. Darlings of the Canadian music scene, Dala are now poised to bring their fresh brand of acoustic pop music to the world.

Drawing upon influences like The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, Dala write songs that are both catchy and insightful. Amanda’s ethereal soprano voice blends seamlessly with Sheila’s velvety alto, creating the lush harmonies that have become their trademark.

In the summer of 2010, Dala’s PBS special “Girls From The North Country” was broadcast across North America. This concert features Dala’s own songs weaved around classics by Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Gordon Lightfoot. The live cd and dvd for “Girls From The North Country” earned Dala the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for “Vocal Group of the Year”. The live album was nominated for a 2011 Juno Award in the category “Roots and Traditional Album of the Year: Group”.

Dala’s latest album “Best Day” was released in June of 2012. It was nominated for three Canadian Folk Music Awards: English Songwriter of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year and Producer of the Year.

-- Opening will be special guest Lawrence Trailer

 

 

$20 Adv / $25 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

March 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Marc Berger with Alex DiMattia

$10 Cover

An evening with Marc Berger.
To listen to samples, visit www.marcbergermusic.com

Marc’s life has been about pursuing twin passions: creating and recording his American roots songs, and exploring remote areas of the desert and mountain West. After signing his first publishing contract while in law school, he fronted rock bands and performed regularly in New York City clubs like CBGB, Wetlands, and The Knitting Factory. All through this period, he’d find ways to get into the West, picking up details from fellow wilderness junkies about off the beaten path locales and filing them away for future reference.

On one of these trips, he became intrigued by the cover of THE BIG IT, a book of short stories by A.B. Guthrie he found on a revolving paperback rack in a Navajo reservation trading post. It got him thinking about using his travels to create a set of songs in the cultural tradition of writers like Guthrie and visual artists like John Ford and Frederick Remington. Marc and Co-Producer Mike Ricciardi now present RIDE, ten cinematic recordings reflecting his romantic connection to the American West and exploring the value of its myths to contemporary culture.

-- Opening will be special guest Alex DiMattia

 

 

$10 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

March 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Jenny and Tyler with Annie Lawrence

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Show Only ($12)

Show + Meet ($25)

An evening with Jenny and Tyler.
To listen to samples, visit www.jennyandtyler.com

Acoustic guitar, mandolin and the kick-drum of an old suitcase drive catchy melodies and thoughtful lyrics as Jenny & Tyler chronicle lives marked daily by love, joy, loss, doubt and redemption. Their blend of driving, percussive folk-pop rings of Mumford & Sons and Nickel Creek, and at times echoes popular male-female duos such as She & Him and fellow Nashville darlings The Civil Wars.

Their first major release, Faint Not (2010), found a captive audience in the likes of students and justice-seekers worldwide. The record’s title track is an anthemic tune, bolstered by words from the famous prayer of St. Francis, “Where there is hatred let me sow love, where there is injury let me pardon…”

Jenny & Tyler don’t merely want to tell a good story, they want to live one. Instead of glossing over personal and global problems, they wrestle with issues like poverty, injustice, and apathy, starting with their own hearts. They are committed to compassion, charity and justice, evidenced, in part, through their ongoing support of International Justice Mission, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending human-trafficking throughout the world.

In November of 2013 Jenny & Tyler released For Freedom: A Covers EP. The EP is full of the duo’s favorite songs, ranging from tunes by U2 to Smashing Pumpkins to Simon & Garfunkel. The EP benefits organizations that fight human-trafficking. The For Freedom tour begins in February with fellow artists Levi Weaver and Vanita Joines.

-- Opening will be special guest Annie Lawrence

Select the "Show + Meet" option to get in early (around 6:30pm) and have the opportunity to meet and greet Jenny and Tyler before the show begins.  Doors for general admission will open at 7:30pm.

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

March 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Paul McCartney Tribute

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

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

Local singer/songwriter, Charlie Phillips, will perform a tribute to John Lennon. The Mozart of our generation? Well, certainly one of the greatest composers of the rock era. Local musicians Charlie Phillips and John Hagel will play songs covering Paul McCartney’s vast recording career. 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.

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

March 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Ben Arnold with
Andy Stack and Adrien Reju Duo

$18 Adv / $20 At the Door

An evening with Ben Arnold.
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 Andy Stack and Adrien Reju

 

 

$18 Adv / $20 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

March 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Tony Furtado

$15 Cover

An evening with Tony Furtado.
To listen to samples, visit www.tonyfurtado.com

Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar, and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef (he’s also an accomplished sculptor, but that’s another story). All the music of America is in Tony’s music. Relix hit the nail on the head when writing of Tony Furtado: “True talent doesn’t need categories.”

The Bell, Tony’s brand new album, is a special CD for a number of reasons. After 25 years of recording for such record companies as Rounder, Dualtone, What Are Records and Funzalo, Tony is finally completely independent, with his own label, YousayFurtado Records, and only one set of ears to answer to: his own. This is the first album in a long time on which Tony had complete artistic control. It’s his music, done his way. Tony proudly describes The Bell as “the most personal album of my career,” and that begins with the songs. A songwriter of increasing breadth and sophistication, Tony addresses the weighty themes of life and death here with a hard-won sense of peace and acceptance. Several of the songs on The Bell (including “Tired Lion” and “Ashes of Man”) deal in one way or another with the death of Tony’s father, to whom the album is dedicated. Balancing those songs are compositions celebrating the birth of his son (“Star”) and his own creative re-birth (“Broken Bell,” “Low Road” and “Give Me Your Soul”) that accompanied his recent regaining of control of his music and career with a move to a new record label and management team.

The Bell is also special to Tony as it represents a return to his banjo-playing roots, with the banjo and cello-banjo far more prominent than in recent years. Long-time fans will certainly applaud this back-to-the-future move—and groove to the swampy vibe of the instrumentals “Astoria” and “Jo Jo.” Tony says that playing more banjo “feels like home,” and that he especially likes the “moody and menacing” feel of the lower- voiced cello-banjo, a relatively new instrument for him.

 

 

$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

March 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Matt Duke with Cariad Harmon

$15 Cover

An evening with Matt Duke.
To listen to samples, visit www.facebook.com/mattdukesongs

Having taken time to refocus after the 2014 release of singer/ songwriter, Matt Duke returns with the release of The Phoenix, a conceptual album about clinical depression, the desire to come out from under, and the ebb and flow of one's emotional state of being.

Realized through the help of producer and engineer Andrew Lipke (Hezekiah Jones, Chris Kasper), Duke returned to the studio with longtime friends and fellow musicians Dane Kline, Nathan Barnett, Andrea Weber, and others, to create an album that is both insightful thematically, while also eclectic in its artistry.

-- Opening will be special guest Cariad Harmon

 

 

$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

March 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Found Wandering with Matthew Rineer

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

An evening with the Found Wandering.
To listen to samples, visit www.foundwandering.com

Found Wandering is a trio consisting of Sarah Comstock (Vocals, Mandolin), Colin Comstock (Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele) and Jake L'Armand (Violin, Guitar, Mandolin). They play a unique blend of gospel-folk, americana and indie rock.

Their debut self-titled album reached #3 on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts based on the strength of their lead single "That Home Far Away" and subsequent national TV appearances.

Found Wandering is currently working on their follow-up which finds them branching off into soul, blues and psychedelia, and they are excited to debut selections from the new album at Burlap and Bean, one of their favorite venues.

-- Opening will be special guest Matthew Rineer

 

 

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

March 23, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Joseph Parsons and Jess Klein

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

An evening with Joseph Parsons and Jess Klein.
A special double feature.

Parsons, an east coast & southern US native, has made his name by consistently delivering exceptional song driven studio & live CD’s along with a rigorous touring schedule. He currently lives in Berlin, Germany. With topical & thematic songwriting, Parsons brings an intensely personal live show. His expressive and road weary voice envelop us into the songs’ characters like few can. He founded groups US Rails, Parsons Thibaud, Hardpan & 4 Way Street. But his personal shows are the ones he feels most at home with; living in his natural habitat. Touring Europe and the USA, Parsons performs 100+ shows a year. Joseph is supporting his 2016 release ‘The Field The Forest’, a double EP-CD that is garnering rave reviews in Europe. To listen to samples, visit www.josephparsons.com

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

 

 

$15 Adv / $18 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

March 24, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Chris Trapper with Jennifer Kimball

$18 Adv / $20 At the Door

An evening with Chris Trapper.
To listen to samples, visit www.christrapper.com

CHRIS TRAPPER began his career as the front man for late–90’s alternative rock band THE PUSH STARS (Capitol Records). With four CD releases and several high profile national tours – including a run with Matchbox Twenty – The Push Stars served to establish Chris as an authentic talent. The New York Times calls his work “classic pop perfection.”

As a modern day singer–songwriter, Chris is most known for his song THIS TIME, the Number 1 selling song on the Grammy nominated soundtrack for AUGUST RUSH (Robin Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers – Warner Bros Pictures). The new CD (released October 18, 2013), Technicolor, is a collection of 17 songs written and performed by Chris Trapper. This new work was Produced, Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Brad Young at BKY Music, Boston, USA. Focus tracks include the title track Technicolor and Northwest Sun and The Accident.

A prolific songwriter, Chris can boast high profile film placements including There’s Something About Mary (Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz), The Devil Wears Prada (Meryl Streep), Say It Isn’t So (Heather Graham) and Gun Shy (Sandra Bullock, Liam Neeson) as well as significant television placements including All My Children, Women’s Murder Club, Malcolm In The Middle, a coveted placement in George Clooney’s final episode of ER, the theme song for WB Networks dramedy Pepper Dennis and a cameo on–screen appearance with the show’s star, Rebecca Romjin.

Chris Trapper’s music can best be described as lyrically driven roots–pop with a knack for telling everyday stories filled with extra–ordinary characters.

-- Opening will be special guest Jennifer Kimball

 

 

$18 Adv / $20 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

March 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Billy Penn Burger and Katherine Rondeau

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

An evening with Billy Penn Burger and Katherine Rondeau.
A special double feature.

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! To listen to samples, visit www.billypennburger.com

A two-time Philadelphia Folk Festival performer (2015 & 2016), Katherine Rondeau's musical path builds on a broad range of traditional and modern folk influences – from Odetta to Lucinda Williams. How to describe Katherine's music? Rootsy folk? Soulful Americana? Katherine's rich, soulful voice is unmistakable - full of passion and strength. Her story songs take on a myriad of themes, from love lost and love preserved to robust political anthems. To listen to samples, visit www.katherinerondeau.com

 

 

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

March 30, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Antje Duvekot and Natalia Zukerman

$15 Adv / $20 At the Door$15 Adv / $20 At the Door

An evening with Antje Duvekot and Natalia Zukerman.
A special double feature.

"Toward the Thunder" is Antje Duvekot's fourth studio release. Produced by Antje and Scott Petito and recorded at NRS studios in Woodstock, the new album centers around themes of courage, resilience and striving for something better. It features an impressive cast of folk royalty from Shawn Mullins to Anais Mitchell, Liz Longley to John Gorka, Kris Delmhorst, Martyn Joseph and Richard Shindell. In addition to nine new Duvekot originals and the traditional tune "the Parting Glass", it features a Dar Williams cover "The Light and the Sea" from which the record title and album art are derived. To listen to samples, visit www.antjeduvekot.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. To listen to samples, visit www.nataliazukerman.com

 

 

$15 Adv / $20 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

March 31, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Mark Erelli with Allison Polans

$15 Cover

An evening with Mark Erelli.
To listen to samples, visit www.markerelli.com

Even today, it’s possible to write songs honestly and intelligently, arrange them with a sensitive ear and sing in a way that brings their stories to life. We know this, in part, because that’s what Mark Erelli does. In his quiet way, the Boston--based singer/songwriter has gathered and grown a following that values these qualities. Which is why it’s seemed too long to too many since Erelli’s last album of original material.

Despite his burgeoning career as a sideman in the past few years, Erelli has continued to add to his own catalog with another trio of eclectic projects. In 2007 came Innocent When You Dream, a homespun acoustic collection of lullabies and love songs by Wilco, Townes VanZandt, and James Taylor, among others. Erelli then teamed up with producer Zack Hickman to explore modern times and matters of the heart with equal parts courage and compassion on 2008's Delivered. Employing new sonic textures like horns and keyboards, Delivered had a stark, muscular timelessness, embodying "the best qualities of the folk-populist lineage that began with Woody Guthrie, and is carried today by Bruce Springsteen (Sing Out!)."

-- Opening will be special guest Allison Polans

 

 

$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

April 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Hope Country with No Good Sister

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Hope Country.
To listen to samples, visit www.hopecountrymusic.com

Born and raised on a farm in Wisconsin, Brent had a desire to see the world and travel at an early age. He began playing in bands at 17 and has since toured in over 40 states as well as all over Canada. His desire to create an environment and place of hope led him to start Hope Country in 2011. With an emphasis on strong songwriting and storytelling lyrics, Hope Country has developed into a prime example of modern-day Americana.

Hope Country has released two EPs in the past three years and has supported them with multiple headline tours, festival appearances, and support slots for Brandi Carlile, Ingrid Michaelson, Twin Forks, Joseph, American Aquarium, The Wild Feathers, Nikki Lane, Sturgill Simpson, Rayland Baxter, Andrew Ripp, David Cook, Soul Asylum, Martin Sexton, & more, along with a run of sold out dates with Judah & The Lion.

While “Water, Land, & Sky” is dynamic full-band record and “Thirty One” showcases Johnson’s softer singer/songwriter side, the forthcoming self-titled release marries the two, calling to mind artists such as Jason Isbell and The Avett Brothers. Lyrically, the record continues Hope Country’s heartfelt stories of life and living. The album was recorded at Summer-Winter Studios in St. Paul, MN with Levi Stugelmeyer (The Cactus Blossoms, Caitlyn Smith) and mastered by Huntley Miller (Bon Iver, The Tallest Man On Earth). The record will be released on 02.24.17 with extensive touring to follow.

-- Opening will be special guest No Good Sister

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

April 6, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Paul Pfau and Hey Monea with Grant Stinnett

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

An evening with Paul Pfau and Hey Monea.
A special double feature.

Nashville’s Paul Pfau (rhymes with "wow") is a modern-day troubadour, a skilled and eager listener, with a gift for setting the truths of love, life and loss to music. His talent for taking in and re-interpreting life’s narrative was honed in six months of personal silence brought on by a threatening polyp on his vocal chords. During this period of forced quiet, Pfau made ends meet by playing guitar in other bands, and by studying the stories of others. His musical inspiration was drawn from his parents relationship, and from the great music of 70s singer-songwriters like James Taylor, as well as current artists like John Mayer and Dave Matthews. Upon healing, Pfau took his talents to Season 8 of The Voice, where as a member of Team Pharrell, he was fortunate enough to work with and be mentored by the likes of Lionel Richie and Nate Ruess (fun., The Format). To listen to samples, visit www.paulpfaumusic.com

For brothers Dan and Nate Monea, their time is meant to be spent doing what they love – writing, recording and performing music. “Even though Nate was just 13 and I was 16 when we played our first show, I knew music would be our life”, says Dan. That passion was affirmed in 2012, when this childhood trio from Cleveland, Ohio were selected to open for Bruce Springsteen to perform in front of 60,000 fans during Hard Rock Calling’s summer music festival in London’s Hyde Park. The band secured this opportunity by winning Hard Rock’s worldwide battle of the bands, besting over 12,000 other bands from around the world. Since then, Hey Monea has shared the stage with many of their musical heroes: ranging from the Bare Naked Ladies and the Goo Goo Dolls to the Doobie Brothers, Lady Antebellum, and Kid Rock. These influences resonate deeply in their music and was captured efficiently by legendary Grammy winning producer Dennis Herring (Counting Crows, Elvis Costello, Modest Mouse) on the bands' major label debut, Cheap Souvenirs, in late 2013. To listen to samples, visit www.heymonea.com

-- Opening will be special guest Grant Stinnett

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

April 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt

$15 Cover$15 Cover

An evening with Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt.
A special double feature.

Carrie Elkin is one of those rare artists with a tidal wave singing voice, and a stage whisper writing voice that brings you to the edge of your seat, emotionally. Like Patty Griffin or Brandi Carlile, she straddles the Americana, Folk, and Indie Rock worlds, where meaningful songs meet the fierce-yet- fragile voices of powerful women. Like these other seminal artists, Elkin has the gift of projecting very personal intimate moments into transcendent universal experiences that move us all. The voice, the stories, the images, the grace and infectious enthusiasm, it's a complete package. But it's the power of her live performances that really have been creating an incredible buzz around this young artist. Maverick Magazine said it best, after a recent festival performance: "I have never seen a performer so in love with the act of singing. That's the gospel truth, and from what I've subsequently learned, I'm not the only one to believe or state that. Onstage, Elkin was simply a force of nature." To listen to samples, visit www.carrieelkin.com

Named to the Chicago Tribune's 50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years, Austin, TX-based singer/songwriter Danny Schmidt has amassed a cult following for his stunningly poetic, poignant imagery. With lyrical depth drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, and Dave Carter, Danny is considered a preeminent writer, an artist whose earthy poetry manages to somehow conjure magic from the mundane, leading Sing Out Magazine to tag him as: "Perhaps the best new songwriter we've heard in the last 15 years." To listen to samples, visit www.dannyschmidt.com

 

 

$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

April 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Dan Navarro with Lara Herscovitch

$18 Adv / $20 At the Door

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

Dan’s career began as a songwriter, most often with Eric Lowen, for artists as diverse as Pat Benatar (the Grammy-nominated “We Belong”) , The Bangles, Jackson Browne, Dave Edmunds, The Temptations, Dionne Warwick, Dutch superstar Marco Borsato, The Triplets, and Austin outlaw legend Rusty Weir. In the 1990s, he recorded and toured with Lowen in the acclaimed acoustic duo Lowen & Navarro until Eric’s retirement in 2009.

Dan has transitioned smoothly into a growing solo career, steadily in demand on the national concert circuit... He moonlights as a singer and voice actor, in movies like The Book Of Life, The Lorax, Happy Feet (1 & 2), Rio (on the Oscarnominated “Real In Rio”), Ice Age (2 & 3) ; TV series Turbo Fast, Prison Break, Family Guy and American Dad; records with Neil Young, Andrea Bocelli, Luis Miguel, Jose Feliciano, Janiva Magness, and Jon Anderson of Yes; the hit videogames Fallout 4 and Uncharted 4, and hundreds of TV ads for Subaru, Shakey’s, McDonald’s, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Honda, Nationwide and more.

-- Opening will be special guest Lara Herscovitch

 

 

$18 Adv / $20 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

April 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Chris DuPont and Frances Luke Accord

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

An evening with Chris DuPont and Frances Luke Accord.
A special double feature.

With influences ranging from classic American songwriters like James Taylor and Tom Waits, to artists like Tycho and Philip Glass, DuPont's sophomore effort has its roots in folk music, and its branches spreading wide across conventional genre divides. In Outlier, the classic eloquence of the 70s collides with a present-day catharsis; classic Americana themes become married to contemporary notions of self-care, and speaking your own truth. Throughout the whole work, DuPont’s focused baritone remains a constant, bringing a steadiness and reassuring cohesion in the midst of the album’s at-times heavy themes. To listen to samples, visit www.chrisdupontmusic.com

Frances Luke Accord are an independent Chicago based duo hailing originally from South Bend, Indiana. Both dedicated multi-instrumentalists and meticulous songwriters, Nicholas Gunty and Brian Powers distinguish their music with genre fluidity, buttery harmonies and acoustic ensembles. Although prevailingly a modern folk band, FLA sip copious inspiration from Americana, jazz, soul, and rock. Since forming during their senior year at the University of Notre Dame, Frances Luke Accord's approach to music has marked a boundless evolution. In December of 2012 the duo released their first record, Kandote, a not-for-profit, intercultural collaboration with the Barefoot Truth Children’s Choir of Kkindu, Uganda — an endeavor that continues to support the primary education and musical aspirations of the choir. To listen to samples, visit www.franceslukeaccord.com

 

 

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

April 22, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Orion Freeman with Chelsea Sue Allen

$15 Cover

An evening with Orion Freeman.
To listen to samples, visit www.orionfreeman.com

Orion Freeman is a singing, songwriting, guitar-playing seeker from the woods just beyond the mortar and bricks of Philadelphia. His souled-out, reggae-infused, flamenco-tinged, bluesy folk-rock aspires to move: your shoes; your heart; the cobwebs, so as to allow your soul to shine. Hovering somewhere within the chasm between the worldly and the divine, his music is an intimate glimpse into the spiraling states of freedom and folly, playfulness and prayer.

This glimpse has brought forth The Divine Game, Orion’s first album, recorded in Brooklyn with some of the finest players from Philly, New York City and beyond. The record— made over the better part of the past year— is filled with melody and texture and is painted with the many soundscapes of both city and country. These songs are brought to life with Orion’s commitment to grace and love, to letting old baggage go, to the journey towards freedom— with instrumentation ranging from a sousaphone to a melodica, fully orchestrated string quartets to a kazoo.

-- Opening will be special guest Chelsea Sue Allen

 

 

$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

April 27, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Amy Speace

$15 Cover

An evening with Amy Speace.
To listen to samples, visit www.amyspeace.com

Amy Speace is a folk singer, timeless and classic, and a bit out of her own era. “She has one of the richest and loveliest voices in the genre and her songs are luxuriously smart,” writes Craig Havighurst (host of Nashville’s “Music City Roots). “She’s profoundly personal yet also a bit mythic.”

Since her discovery in 2006 by folk-pop icon Judy Collins, Speace has been heralded as one of the leading voices of the new generation of American folk singers. Her latest release, “That Kind Of Girl”, received rave reviews by Billboard Magazine, The New York Times and NPR. Recorded live in 3 days with a small combo featuring Will Kimbrough (Emmylou Harris) and Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket), it is spare, direct and brutally honest. As “That Kind of Girl” was being released, Speace was in the studio with a side project -- the trio Applewood Road, comprised of herself, fellow Nashvillian Amber Rubarth and the UK’s Emily Barker. They had met in 2015 at a coffeeshop in East Nashville and, after writing one song together, were signed to a deal with the London-based Gearbox Records. Their eponymous debut was released in February 2016 to astonishing 4 and 5 star reviews.

The Sunday London Times called the album “a flawless set that has to be the most haunting release of the past year” and The Telegraph wrote “There’s a Moorish magic to the harmonies of this country-folk trio that recalls the vintage appeal of the Everlys and the Andrews.”

 

 

$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

April 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Lucy Wainwright Roche

$20 Cover

An evening with Lucy Wainwright Roche.
To listen to samples, visit www.lucywainwrightroche.com

Lucy Wainwright Roche was born in NYC into two influential musical families (daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche). A full time touring musician, with an ever-expanding solo career, Lucy is known for her crystal clear voice, straightforward, humorous stage presence, and insightful, melodic songwriting.

Her recordings include: 8 Songs, 8 More, Lucy and her brand new 2013 release CD called There’s a Last Time For Everything. Fairytale and Myth is the first collaboration between Lucy and her mother, Suzzy Roche and has been nominated for Best Singer/Songwriter Album of the Year by the Independent Music Awards.

 

 

$20 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

April 29, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Jesse Ruben with Kate Vargas

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Jesse Ruben.
To listen to samples, visit www.jesseruben.com

The message that Brooklyn singer/songwriter Jesse Ruben has been spreading through his music is simple and direct. I can. You can. We Can. When Jesse originally wrote his song "We Can", he had just run the NYC Marathon and hoped to inspire people to start running. As it turns out, his message was meant to be much more universal. A few months after he released the track, a Vancouver elementary school reached out, saying they had been playing it to inspire their students. They asked Jesse to fly in and perform the song for their school, and so began "The We Can Project", which now spreads across North America.

Jesse began touring the country, visiting schools and helping students come up with personal goals and ways to give back to their community. Amazing things began to happen. Playgrounds were built. Gardens planted. Cancer walks organized.

Just as things were taking off, life threw a curveball. Jesse had just headlined and sold out his entire East Coast tour and was writing new music when he became incredibly ill. It took 9 months and more than a dozen doctors before he got his diagnosis: Lyme Disease. Jesse was so sick, he didn't think he would ever play music or lead a normal life again. Suddenly, the message he had been spreading to students over the past year rang truer than ever before. I can do this. It took two full years

-- Opening will be special guest Kate Vargas

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

 

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