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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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December 19, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

John Conahan with Ben Kessler

$10 Cover

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

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 www.tracygrammer.com

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

CLOSED

Burlap and Bean is Closed for Christmas.

 

January 1, 2015

Burlap and Bean is Closed

CLOSED

Burlap and Bean is Closed for New Years.

 

January 9, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Connor Garvey and Brett Harris

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

An evening with Connor Garvey and Brett Harris.
A special double feature.

Connor Garvey is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Portland, Maine, with the amiable presence of an entertainer, the lyrical depth of a poet, and the enchantment of a storyteller. His unique sandy tenor and masterful blend of rhythm and melody draw comparison to Paul Simon and contemporaries Josh Ritter and Jason Mraz. On his latest release, Meteors and Beating Hearts, Garvey shows further maturity as a songwriter, addressing personal and universal themes through a series of lyrical stories. Many of the songs were written as assignments for a weekly songwriting group. The challenge of writing a new song each week and presenting it to a group of artists he admires challenged and pushed Garvey to try a new approach to his songwriting. To listen to samples, visit www.connorgarveysongs.com

Brett Harris is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer based in Durham, NC. His 2010 debut LP Man of Few Words made several “best of” lists and was featured by Paste Magazine and NPR’s All Songs Considered/ Second Stage. Since that time, Brett has been involved in numerous live and recorded projects, including serving as a touring member of jangle pop progenitors The dB’s and taking part in live performances of Big Star’s Third at SXSW and the Americana Music Festival as well as in New York, London, Barcelona, and Sydney, performing alongside legendary artists such as Michael Stipe of R.E.M., Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, and Ray Davies of The Kinks. Brett has recently completed work on a follow up LP due out later this year. To listen to samples, visit www.brettharrismusic.com

 

 

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 10, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Ryan Cohen with Chelsea Allen

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

An evening with Ryan Cohen.
To listen to samples, visit www.ryan-cohen.com

Born in Reading, Pennsylvania and calling Philadelphia his home, Ryan Cohen has always made songwriting a constant throughout his life. Ryan’s music is compared to the likes of Damien Rice, Ryan Adams and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco.

In 2010, Ryan released "Under the Lilac Sky", a beautiful collection of eleven instrumental compositions. His song "You are What You Love" was featured on 88.5 WXPN : The World Cafe in Philadelphia. In 2011, the song "Wintersleep" was chosen for the Sundance Film Festival documentary "Recollections" by actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt. In 2014, Ryan released his debut singer-songwriter album "Postscript”. "Postscript" is highlighted by masterful songwriting and lyrical imagery.

Music has always been a hobby and an outlet for Ryan. When not writing or performing music, he can be found on the night shift at a Philadelphia hospital as well as in the classroom finishing his second Bachelors degree with a Masters in Nursing as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner.

-- Opening will be special guest Chelsea Allen

 

 

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 16, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth
with Gretchen Schultz

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

An evening with Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth.
To listen to samples, visit www.carolinereesemusic.com

Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth are a Pennsylvania-based alt-country/Americana band. Even before Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth was formed in 2013, I was able to self-release two albums, Indian River (2010) and Slow Code (2013), as a solo songwriter. Indian River started to establish me in the eastern Pennsylvania & New Jersey music scene, and I hoped that Slow Code could build upon that.

I started playing with electric guitarist and singer Mark Watter when he came into the studio to record on Slow Code, and we soon realized that there was something pretty cool going on with our fusion of folk and indie rock, so we formed Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth.

In the spring of 2014, CRD5 recorded our debut EP, The Electric Year, and made it available online as a name-your-price download. WXPN's Gene Shay liked our sound and invited us to perform on the Folk Show. Around the same time we were able to open for Chris Stapleton (of Grammy-nominated band SteelDrivers) and Ben Folds.

-- Opening will be special guest Gretchen Schultz

 

 

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 17, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Brad Almond and Matthew Rineer

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

An evening with Brad Almond and Matthew Rineer.
A special double feature.

Brad Almond is best known as the former lead singer and songwriter of Delaware band, "Clive". Voted Best Local Songwriter of 2008 by WSTW listeners in the Homey Award competition, he now continues to evolve his craft into homespun and heartfelt folk ballads of brokenness and beauty. Brad is currently recording his first solo EP, featuring harmonies from Chelsea Miller. To listen to samples, visit www.bradalmond.bandcamp.com

Matthew Rineer is based in Nashville, Tennessee, where he pens his simple folk songs focusing on the uncertainty of geographical fluidity and the corresponding resolve to move forward, trusting that love is waiting with open arms, spanning past, present and future. Most recently, with producer Andy Hubbard, Rineer has recorded “Survive” — a three song EP featuring percussion, piano, pedal steel, electric bass and guitar, harmony vocals, b3 organ, and acoustic guitar. To listen to samples, visit www.matthewrineer.com

 

 

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 22, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Caitlin Canty

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Caitlin Canty.
To listen to samples, visit www.caitlincanty.com

Caitlin Canty delivers her fine-edged songs with a 1930’s Recording King guitar and a dusky alto cut with wild defiant sorrow. Canty will release Reckless Skyline on January 20, 2015; an album produced by acclaimed songwriter Jeffrey Foucault and featuring an all-star band on twelve songs that veer nimbly between country ballads and straight-up rockers, dark blues and sparsely arranged folk.

Canty will tour Reckless Skyline in January backed by the full band that played on the album, delivering these songs as they were intended; with gritty electric guitars and searing pedal steel underlined by her rock-steady rhythm section. Recorded live in four days in the cavernous Sonelab studio in Easthampton, MA, the band worked fast and hard, cutting 19 tracks in all. Along with Canty, they create a sound that harnesses the grit and spark at the heart of American music, tempered with a voice both haunting and distinct. The studio and road band features Billy Conway (Morphine) on drums, Jeffrey Foucault (Cold Satellite) on guitars and backing vocals, Jeremy Moses Curtis (Booker T) on bass, Eric Heywood (Ray Lamontange’s Pariah Dogs, Tift Merritt, The Pretenders) on pedal steel and electric guitars, and Matt Lorenz (Rusty Belle, Chris Smither) on pump organ, banjo, piano and fiddle.

Caitlin Canty’s songs imbue commonplace moments with strange magic and convey a restless energy, a clarity of purpose and desire to live fully within elemental processes – moving light, running water, wildfire. Lead track “Get Up” sets the tone for Reckless Skyline with a call to action to push on through the sentimental. “I wrote this song on a mountain pass in Idaho ravaged by and recovering from wildfire,” says Canty. When Canty sings, “Sleeping on embers / Breathing in rivers / Waking up shivering on summer’s hottest night” she becomes a part of the natural world the song inhabits, carving a line between joy and pathos with uncanny precision and power.

Raised in small-town Vermont, the daughter of a school teacher and a house painter, Caitlin Canty spent a decade in New York City cutting her teeth on both sides of the microphone – as a performer and as the first employee of the successful Artists Den series. A constant collaborator, Canty writes and performs with several bands, including Down Like Silver – her ongoing duo project with Nashville’s Peter Bradley Adams – and the indie-folk quartet Darlingside. She has released two full-length albums, most recently Golden Hour, a gently produced and Western-tinged album recorded in Maine in the winter of 2012. Canty spends much of her year on the road, or dividing her time between Nashville, Idaho and New England.

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 23, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Alfred James Band with Jasmine Tate

$10 Cover

An evening with the Alfred James Band.
To listen to samples, visit www.alfredjamesband.com

Alfred is the only cellist in the world playing a 5-string carbon fiber cello -- standing up! He started playing the cello as a young boy after his father (a surgeon and amateur cellist) suffered a stroke that ended both his surgical and musical careers. Alfred picked up his dad's cello where he left off and the rest as they say is history.

His influences range from Pablo Casals, Ralph Kirshbaum, Yo Yo Ma, Sting, Dave Matthews, etc. etc. etc. Welcome to the high energy sounds of the Alfred James Band and remember, the cello isn't just for classical music anymore.

We have been featured on NPR's All Songs Considered, opened at the Kimmel Center for Bruce Hornsby, and have performed on NBC's morning show 4 times. Alfred recently played cello for the AMC trailer for Tom Cruise's The Last Samurai.

-- Opening will be special guest Jasmine Tate

 

 

$10 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 24, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Mason Porter and Beaucoup Blue

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

An evening with Mason Porter and Beaucoup Blue.
A special double feature.

From a whisper to a roar Mason Porter will take you by surprise. Combining lush harmonies with hand clapping sing-along’s and the unfiltered emotion of a hungry young rock band, Mason Porter is a force that evokes the spirits of each and every person whose life they touch. Blending folk, rock, blues and bluegrass with creative songwriting and constant experimentation; Mason Porter is a group of musicians working together to push the limits of American music. This is clearly evident in Story Of The Rifle (2010) and Thunder In The Valley (2009). Since the release of their self-titled EP (2008) the band has steadily made a name for themselves and have spent the last year and a half playing clubs and festivals from VT to TN. They have shared the stage with many nationally recognized acts including Carolina Chocolate Drops, Peter Rowan, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, The Hackensaw Boys, Enter the Haggis, Carrie Rodriguez, and Hoots and Hellmouth. To listen to samples, visit www.masonporter.com

Beaucoup Blue is the Philadelphia based father and son duo, David and Adrian Mowry. From blues to bluegrass, their soulful tradition and contemporary styles mesh into an innovative and authentic sound. They pretty much cover the full range of “Americana” quite uniquely in their song writing and how they choose to represent classic material. During their years together as a duo they have received numerous awards including “Grand Prize Winner of the Billboard Magazine World Song-Writing Contest,” and the “Grand Prize Winner of the Telluride Blues & Brews Acoustic Competition” as well as top 40 on AMA’s Americana, Roots, & Folk radio charts. Touring nationally and internationally as a duo, they perform regionally with some of the areas top musicians. On string bass, jazz and classical stalwart, (Ortlieb’s Jazzhaus, Delaware Symphony), respectively, Bill Zinno. On one of the oldest coolest drum kits you’ll ever see, Jeff Sheard, studio and touring pro from Toronto Canada. Three albums to their credit “Out of the Woodwork” 2003, “Hearts at Home” 2005, and “Free to Fall” 2009. All three albums produced by Grammy nominated Jim Salamone, display two soulful voices and slide guitar virtuosity. Combined with great musicianship from accompanying and guest artists encompasses a rich and honest feel, noticeably influenced by familial ties. Hear for yourself two generations coming together for the common good of great music everywhere. To listen to samples, visit www.beaucoupblue.com

 

 

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 30, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

The Sea, The Sea with Sean Hoots

$15 Cover

An evening with The Sea, The Sea.
To listen to samples, visit www.theseathesea.com

Borrowing their name from the cry of joy made by ancient Greek Soldiers upon their post-war homecoming, The Sea, The Sea is Mira Stanley from West Virginia and Chuck E. Costa from Connecticut. They meet in the middle with acoustic guitars.

Standing next to other contemporary duos like The Weepies, The Civil Wars, The Swell Season, The Sea, The Sea is spare beauty, bravely unadorned. Two voices that blend like smoke and air. Like night and a whisper. Two distinct award-winning songwriters that meet in the mercury, collide and create emotionally spare music. Simple and true.

-- Opening will be special guest Sean Hoots

 

 

$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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