The Shops at Springton Pointe
204 South Newtown Street Rd
Newtown Square, PA 19073
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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.



December 8, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Joy Ike and JD Eicher

$12 Cover$12 Cover

An evening with Joy Ike and JD Eicher.
A special double feature.

Born to Nigerian immigrants, Joy Ike’s music, voice, and writing have drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones, Regina Spektor, and Fiona Apple. But her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing. Leaving her career as a publicist in 2008, Ike has since played hundreds of shows across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest. She has had the opportunity to share the stage and open for Jeffrey Gaines, Seth Glier, Cody Chestnutt, Butterfly Boucher, Allen Toussaint, Serena Ryder, and Tyrone Wells to name a few. A write-up on NPR's All Things Considered says "The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul, with just the right dash of pop...a truly compelling act to watch in person, with the ability to create an intimate setting in locations big and small." To listen to samples, visit

JD Eicher is a Youngstown, OH-area born and bred singer songwriter. With the May 2016 release of his new record, The Middle Distance, Eicher explores a new, more personal style of songwriting that builds on the foundation he developed in the past three albums with his band, JD Eicher & the Goodnights. Both intimate and expansive, the new music was produced in-house by Eicher at his home in Ohio. His brand of soaring pop-rock has garnered favorable comparisons to Coldplay, Keane, The Script, The Killers, and Death Cab for Cutie. Alternative Addiction named his group one of the top 10 unsigned bands. Live, Eicher has shared billing with such diverse and respected artists as the Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay, Train, Maroon 5, The Fray, Hot Chelle Rae, Pete Yorn, Anberlin, Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams, Kelly Clarkson, Cartel, Sister Hazel, and Matt Nathanson, among many others. To listen to samples, visit



$12 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 10, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

Michele Lynn

$15 Cover

Dull Dime Presents and WXPN Welcomes Michele Lynn.WXPN Presents
For more info, click here

Join Michele Lynn for the release of her album titled “Vilomahed.”

The Vilomahed album’s goal is to raise awareness for suicide prevention by combining Michele’s poems of grief and loss with the music and voices of her songwriter friends -- all in memory of her son David, who took his own life September 2013.

Artists involved in the project are: Adrien Reju, Allison Polans, Andrea Nardello, Angela Burns, Annie “Nardo Lilly,” Autumn Walden, Christopher Davis-Shannon, Dani Mari, Galen Fitzpatrick (Black Horse Motel), Ginger Coyle, Heather & Eric Hurlock (Tin Bird Choir), Hezekiah Jones, Jeff Klemens, John Galla, Ross Bellenoit, Tim Celfo (Mason Porter), Valentina Raffaelli (Sunshine Superman).

Proceeds from the show and sales of the album will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.



$15 Cover

Doors Open at 8:30pm

December 16, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Post War Dream, George Engel Brooks,
and Vessna Scheff

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

An evening with Post War Dream, George Engel Brooks
and Vessna Scheff. A special triple feature.

Post War Dream started in November of 2014 as a creative outlet for two musicians from the Philadelphia area. The two were in a band together and realized that they needed to be able to express themselves musically and artistically and without being bound by the confines of the “typical”. From this, they found a common love for all creative arts. As they continued to push themselves musically, they found others, whether they were family, friends or fellow artists, who wanted to be a part of the project in some capacity. From having guest musicians perform with onstage to live painting during their performances; they want to always bring a show and performance to the live aspect of their shows. For fans of bands like The Lumineers, Death Cab for Cutie, Thrice, Kings of Leon, The Head and The Heart, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver and Mumford & Sons. The sounds that are created are unique but familiar incorporating bellowed vocal lines, foot stomps, percussion instruments and captivating harmonies. To listen to samples, visit

Singer-songwriter George Engel Brooks can be found out wandering the musical scene in and around the Philadelphia area bringing soulful, folky vibes. To listen to samples, visit

Vessna Scheff currently lives in Philadelphia having moved from San Francisco, about 45 mins from where she grew up in the East Bay. I sing and play ukulele with a trumpet player name Koof Ibi. Our sound in words: "This attention commanding duo turns heads and pauses conversations for an ear dropping and memorizing performance. Combining the delicate and tender tones of the ukulele with the soulful and nostalgic notes of the trumpet, their sound carries the listener through an unsuspecting combination of soul, folk, r&b and jazz in a refreshing approach to music making." To listen to samples, visit



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

December 17, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Matthew Rineer, Katie Buxton, and The Boy Jones

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An evening with Matthew Rineer, Katie Buxton, and The Boy Jones. A special triple feature.

Philadelphia, PA based singer/songwriter Matthew Rineer has been earnestly making music for over 15 years. What started as a hobby, turned into a passion that would lead him from college directly to Nashville. After writing and recording 2 EP's (2010's "survive" and 2012's "sycamore") with drummer and producer Andy Hubbard, Rineer relocated back to the Northeast to settle down close to family and old friends. To listen to samples, visit

Katie Buxton is an indie folk singer-songwriter with influences ranging from Liz Longley to Matt Corby. Katie’s music is composed of soaring yet delicate vocals and melodies with intentional and conscious lyrics. She has shared the stage with artists such as singer-songwriter Trevor Hall and ACM Song of the Year winner Natalie Hemby, and has played at famous venues such as The Bluebird Cafe and 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville. Her newest single “You Flew” is now available everywhere. To listen to samples, visit

The Boy Jones writes songs. He sings the songs he writes. His guitar is named after his ex-wife’s grandmother. He loved Emma-Jean. You might love The Boy Jones or you might feel like his ex-wife To listen to samples, visit



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

E. Daniels

$15 Cover

An evening with E. Daniels.
To listen to samples, visit

Authentic and fun loving...these are just a few words that describe Ernest Daniels Jr. also known as E. Daniels. Besides his infectious personality, he is known for striving to keep God in the center of his life, loving his family and modeling God’s love. He is committed to seeking the presence of God and helping others encounter Him. His debut album, “The Journey” which was released in August 2011 was described by listeners as food for the soul. The album’s heartfelt lyrics quickly usher listeners into the presence of the Lord.

E. Daniels sophomore project “I’ll Go” captures the essence of true, heartfelt worship through a multi-faceted song list that joyfully and sincerely exudes God’s truths. In addition, his rich, velvety sound fully engages listeners to humbly join him in complete adoration and reverence of our King. “I’ll Go” is an essential album for any individual to own who desires to build their worship collection in a way that will enrich their devotion to God. E.Daniels gently ushers listeners into God’s presence through his genuine spirit that resounds with praise and honor of God. This live CD recording serves as a compass that will lead you back to the heart of worship.

Singing since age seven, he has collaborated with many contemporary, classical, and gospel artists. He has had the privilege to open for national recording artist such as: Israel Houghton, Fred Hammond, Martha Munizzi, Mary Mary, Wes Morgan, Byron Cage, REILLY Band, Vicki Yohe, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, The Clark Sisters, Brian Courtney Wilson, Anita Wilson, Erica Campbell and Tasha Cobbs. His “satisfaction doesn’t come from packed out comes when lives are changed, relationships are restored, and true repentance takes place.” He and his lovely wife Sharon C. Daniels reside in Delaware County, Pennsylvania with their children.



$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Michael Braunfeld with Meg Braun

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Michael Braunfeld. To listen to samples, visit

Michael Braunfeld is, first and foremost, a storyteller. His songs capture the everyday triumphs and struggles of ordinary people. His characters – though trapped in the particular circumstances of their own lives – appeal to a universal audience. Michael was welcomed into the Writers' Night Family at The Bluebird Cafe in 2014 and in 2016 he was named a finalist in the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition. From sold out listening rooms to festivals, Michael is delighting old fans and winning over new audiences at every stop.

Whether addressing topical issues or sharing personal stories that often leave his audiences feeling that he has somehow, in some way, invaded their privacy, Michael’s performances combine a powerful guitar style with a seemingly endless supply of urgency. And he has a pretty sneaky sense of humor too.

-- Opening will be special guest Meg Braun



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 20, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Joe Kenney Trio

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

An evening with the Joe Kenney Trio.
To listen to samples, visit

Born in 1989 and raised in Philadelphia, Joe Kenney studied jazz and classical piano from age six, eventually taking pre-college masterclasses at Curtis Institute of Music and receiving a BM in Piano Performance from West Chester University of PA.

Kenney’s debut album, Afflictions and Remedies (July 2015), is comprised of eight original songs and is reflective of his extensive classical training and representative of a fusion of jazz, blues, R&B, and classical styles. The critical acclaim in response to the debut release resulted in radio features on an impressive array of radio stations and varying forms. Music from the album was aired on WRTI-FM (Temple University ‘s Classical & Jazz Station) and on XPN, during “Sleepy Hollow” with Chuck Elliott.

In the fall of 2015, Kenney’s versatility was highlighted as he started working on his second studio album. “1.5”, a nine-track album that features piano covers of alt rock and top 40 selections, was released in February 2016. Before it was released, Kenney created a cover video of “Stressed Out” by the Twenty One Pilots. His arrangement was featured on Philadelphia’s alternative-rock station, radio 104.5. DJ Wendy Rollins praised Kenney for “completely re-imagining” the hit song with his classical and jazz influenced version.



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Ethan Pierce and Kirsten Maxwell

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An evening with Ethan Pierce and Kirsten Maxwell.
A special double feature.

Ethan's approach towards his craft starts with being honest with himself, processing experience, life lessons, and observation of his surroundings packed into songs that cause one to pause, reflect, and relate. He says "My songs only belong to me until they are shared, they are gifts, once offered, it is up to the recipient to decide for themselves what it all means. I have my meaning, my purpose, my process, but the overall goal is to share that in hopes that it benefits someone else." As a songwriter and Live performer you can expect nothing short of his best effort every time. Ethan's music can be found on Spotify, Itunes, as well as his facebook page "Ethan Pierce Music." To listen to samples, visit

Based on Long Island, Kirsten Maxwell has made great strides since diving head first into her career. She first stepped onto the stage at age 5 at a small opera house in NYC. Kirsten would perform there up until High School where her focus shifted to musical theater. Simultaneously, she started learning guitar and writing her own songs. Kirsten graduated from College in 2014 with a degree in Creative Writing and a new love — folk music. Today, Kirsten is often compared to Joan Baez, Judy Collins and Joni Mitchell. To listen to samples, visit



$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 27, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Gaelynn Lea and Sarah Blacker

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

An evening with Gaelynn Lea and Sarah Blacker.
A special double feature.

Classically trained violinist and songwriter Gaelynn Lea has been bewitching scores of fans with her experimental and ambient takes on fiddle music, an approach that incorporates her love of traditional tunes, songwriting, poetry and sonic exploration. Her work most recently won NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, a competition drawing submissions of original songs from more than 6,000 musicians across the country. Gaelynn Lea has been playing violin for over twenty years, developing an improvisational style all her own. She has performed alongside many notable Minnesota musicians over the years, including Alan Sparhawk, Charlie Parr, and Billy McLaughlin. On March 3, 2016, Gaelynn Lea was named the winner of NPR Music’s second-ever Tiny Desk Contest. To listen to samples, visit

Boston-based 2013 Boston Music Award nominee for Singer/Songwriter of the year, Sarah Blacker, was also a nominee for Songwriter of the Year, and Song of the Year for 2013′s single, ‘Shiver,’ in the New England Music Awards, 2014. She is a prolific singer/songwriter currently in the studio recording her 3rd full-length album, (Blacker has penned 2 full-lengths and 2 EPs in just 4 years) her previous currently receiving airtime on local NPR station, WUMB, and Emerson’s WERS as well as many other AAA and college stations worldwide. To listen to samples, visit



$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

January 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Alfred James Band with Jessy Tomsko

$15 Cover

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

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 Jessy Tomsko



$15 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

February 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

Craig Bickhardt

$20 Adv / $25 At the Door

An evening with Craig Bickhardt.
To listen to samples, visit

Craig is a singer/songwriter of the old school – you can hear echoes of such ‘60s folk revival artists as Tom Rush, Gordon Lightfoot and Eric Andersen in his work.

Added to this is the melodic sophistication of a Jimmy Webb or a Paul Simon, as well as a spare but telling lyric approach. “I admire songwriters like Woody Guthrie and poets like Robert Frost because they created functional art,” he says. “Too much music today is just for the singer, not for Everyman.






$20 Adv / $25 At the Door

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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