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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July 10, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Project Ico

$10 Cover

An evening with Project Ico.
To listen to samples, visit

Project Ico combines a variety of styles such as jazz, funk, and R&B into one soulful blend. Our aspiration as a group is provide a unique, positive musical experience for both our listeners and ourselves at every show.

We thrive on improvisation as a means of expression as well as a form of communication in our music.

The band includes:
Mike Talento- Sax
Sam Thomas- Drums
Jordan Chavous- Bass
Alex Dragonetti- Guitar




$10 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

July 11, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Flagship Romance with IVA

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

An evening with Flagship Romance.
To listen to samples, visit

The story of Flagship Romance represents more than just an opportunity to hear two individually talented performers using their abilities to create something bigger than themselves. It is an invitation to witness an actual couple with a shared passion and chemistry, doing what they love with whom they love, with a desire to change the world one song at a time. Flagship Romance consists of real-life lovers, singers, and songwriters Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson.

To describe their sound, they have coined the term "Harmonic Alternative Folk.” Anchored by Fisher’s unique guitar playing, Flagship Romance compositions are centered around and feature the couple’s unclassifiable vocal blend. Since the release of their debut EP, “The Fudge Sessions,” in January of 2013, Flagship Romance has toured the US multiple times, making stops at legendary venues such as The Bitter End in New York City and multiple performances at the historical Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, FL. The variety of acts that this duo has shared the stage with is a tribute to the universal accessibility of their compositions and live show. These names include Iris Dement, Claire Lynch, the Goo Goo Dolls, Jack’s Mannequin, and Mason Jennings.

Flagship Romance has aligned their musical career with the clean water cause via the organization “charity: water.” In August 2012, Fisher and Jackson founded and organized the Clean Water Music Fest in Florida, to raise funding and awareness for the 800 million people on this planet without access to safe, clean drinking water. Since then, these two troubadours have raised over $35,000; 100% of that money is currently being used for well building and tap-stand projects in Malawi and Rwanda. In today’s music market, where more and more avid listeners are clamoring for something honest and real, Flagship Romance plans to take that honesty, chemistry, and “real-ness” to new heights.

-- Opening will be special guest IVA



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

July 17, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Tin Bird Choir, Ginger Coyle,
and Elspeth Tremblay

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Dull Dime presents Tin Bird Choir, Ginger Coyle, and Elspeth Tremblay. A special triple feature.

Tin Bird Choir is an alt-folk barn rock band from Chester County Pennsylvania. Their new album, Homesteady, is a bold evolution of their signature “barn rock” sound, and it’s getting lots of attention. One song off the album, “Straight Face,” was picked up by Starbucks to be played in their stores worldwide this past September, another song off the album, “Cheaper, Less Painful,” earned the band a spot as one of the regional finalists in the Mountain Stage Newsong Contest. With literate lyrics, organic harmonies, urgent melodies, Tin Bird Choir is intelligent and original, simple, fun, often quirky, and sometimes even a little haunting. To listen to samples, visit

Ginger Coyle sings beautifully, and maybe that's the problem. She belongs to a lineage that stretches from Carole King through Fiona Apple, vocalists who borrow confidently from a soul music vocabulary while working mainstream pop territory. And Ginger is a gorgeous, post-millennial mashup of styles, combining the glamor of a 1940s movie star with a dash of vintage eclecticism and a passel of tattoos. Her songwriting gifts were more appreciated in her next gig as lead singer of the dance-pop group "T!Katz". Signed to Universal-Motown. The band toured nationally with Third Eye Blind in 2007 and was featured on MTV, yet somehow broke up before making their first record. "That whole experience taught me what I didn't want to do," Ginger says now. "Those songs were all about partying and getting wasted, and I eventually grew out of them. The world was getting worse and worse, and felt the need to put some positive messages out there." To listen to samples, visit

Elspeth Tremblay documents her Saturn return with her new album Return. It’s her return to music after an eccentric roster of jobs from antique stamp evaluator, professional artist, gallery manager, waitress and more. Tremblay’s lilting Australian accent, gentle guitar rhythms are in perfect harmony with the Americana, indie pop tracks she has penned. There’s heartbreak close by in every track. “Across the room, I catch her eye,” she sings on “Sum of Parts”. While on “Sunshine” she reveals, “There’s quiet in my heart”. Return falls in the folk storytelling tradition of Aimee Mann, Suzanne Vega and Frente’s Angie Hart. To listen to samples, visit



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

July 18, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Jason Myles Goss and The Cowards Choir

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

An evening and Jason Myles Goss and The Cowards Choir.
A special double feature.

A Hopedale, MA native, Jason has been writing and recording since 2003 when he released his first full length album "Long Way Down." Since then, he's spent his time touring and releasing subsequent albums before settling down long enough to make "Radio Dial," in which he enlisted the help of friends Austin Nevins (guitars) and Sam Kassirer (keys), both members of Josh Ritter's Royal City Band, as well as David Dawda (bass) and Joel Arnow (drums). Jason releases his fifth album entitled, This Town Is Only Going To Break Your Heart, a gutsy and earnest collection of songs which pull together many of Jason's disparate musical influences. If the opening rumblings of "Joplin," the album's first track, are surprising to listeners, his fans will surely understand, as Jason has made a habit out of pushing his writing towards new musical territory. The songs are stellar, the stories—gripping, vivid, and all his own. It is an album about the towns we love, the towns that shape who we are, and about kids growing up to have kids of their own. It's about TV re-runs, drug-store parking lots, gas station lights, sleeping pills, first kisses, factory walls, and the ebb and flow of a story that is always compelling and always the same. Jason writes, "I have been at this for a long time—it's the best thing I've ever done. I feel like I have been waiting my whole life to make this album." To listen to samples, visit

After ten years on the road, Andy Zipf is taking a new name: The Cowards Choir. “In 2009 I released The Cowards Choir EP. It was the first time I remember feeling like I'd found my voice.,” said Zipf. “Something changed.” Two years later Zipf’s voice strengthened and expanded. The “Jealous Hands” LP showcased this seasoned range and clearer vision. "As far as I'm concerned, Jealous Hands is my first record. My friend and producer Jeremy Griffith figured out how to capture the sound I'd been hearing my head all this time." He called it a “new direction”, turning down a bit of the aggression, tightening up melodies and honing his true to life lyrics. “It took me a few years to figure things out. I'm grateful for the time I've had to chip away at some edges. Now I'm ready to begin again." Zipf has always been committed to growth. "I never want to stop learning. I want to be a better singer and songwriter. It takes many years and miles…” He’s taken that ethic to stages and street corners across the US, and its not gone unnoticed. Zipf's music continues to surface on network television and in independent films, and has participated in campaigns with ONE and To Write Love On Her Arms. Turning to the people, he has consistently utilized his fan-base to support tours, fund albums and share his story via direct social media connection. Zipf rewards that loyalty with an unwavering commitment to creating music rooted in honesty. He gets on the floor at shows and sings from the back row. He turns the room into a cinema, coats every surface with colors and old film. Zipf doesn’t believe in playing music, rather immersing the audience in it. He is constantly looking for ways to create an experience that taps into equal parts rock and roll and big tent revival. To listen to samples, visit



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

July 24, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Christopher Davis-Shannon,
Allison Polans, and Lovers League

$10 Cover$10 Cover$10 Cover

An evening with Christopher Davis-Shannon, Allison Polans, and Lovers League. A special triple feature.

Christopher Davis-Shannon's music is the essence of honest simplicity. Bringing together influences ranging from Fats Waller to Muddy Waters he creates an atmosphere that will instantly transport you back to jazz and blues clubs of the early 20th century. Not content with being called a traditionalist he forges ahead with his own modern take on timeless classics, weaving together a sound that is enjoyed by both young and old. A modern vagabond he has toured the world as a performer on stages from New Zealand to New Orleans, from Las Vegas to New York City. His intricate guitar work and plaintive vocals are infused with soulfulness which cannot be faked, and a respect for his predecessors which is rarely equaled. To listen to samples, visit

Allison Polans is a singer-songwriter and leader of former Philly indie-folk outfit Papertrees. Currently she co-fronts The York Street Hustle (a tribute to 1960's Motown and Soul) as well as performs background vocals in Aaron Parnell Brown (formerly named Aaron & The Spell). She has performed and recorded vocals with many artists (including Kuf Knotz and The New Way Down) and currently performs her own music under Allison Polans, either solo or with accompaniment from Philadelphia instrumentalists. To listen to samples, visit

Reverend TJ McGlinchey and Dani Mari have joined forces to create the band Lovers League. The project is a combination of their solo songs performed as duets. Christopher Davis-Shannon & Dean Gorfti complete the sound of the band with their folk-pop rhythms. Reverend TJ McGlinchey’s folk and blues flavor compliment Dani Mari’s nostalgic pop vocal melodies. Their harmonies are natural and free flowing. They have performed live on WXPN’s Folk Show hosted by Gene Shay and at the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Their album “2” is produced by award winning producer Bill Moriarty (Lotus, Dr. Dog, Toy Soliders). Lovers League will be on tour throughout 2015 and plan to be back in the studio sometime in 2016. To listen to samples, visit



$10 Cover

Doors Open at 7:30pm

July 25, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Black Horse Motel,
Forlorn Strangers, and Paige Allbritton

$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

An evening with Black Horse Motel, Forlorn Strangers, and Paige Allbritton. A special triple feature.

Philadelphia-based Americana band Black Horse Motel conjures a sound that draws on traditional folk roots, along with many other influences, and ties it together with unifying vocal harmonies. Songs are built on the foundations of folk music, but are elevated by an infectious blend of the traditional banjo and mandolin, with guitars, strings, drums and voices. The resulting sound is dexterous, rich, accessible and toe-tapping. Enjoying the fruit of America’s neo-folk revival, Black Horse Motel has solidified itself as one of the East Coast’s most relevant folk bands. The group has performed at many of Philadelphia’s popular venues, including World Cafe Live, Kung Fu Necktie, Tin Angel, Milkboy (Philly and Ardmore), and Underground Arts. They have been featured as live performers on several radio programs, such as Gene Shay’s Folk Show on WXPN, Folkadelphia on XPN2, and Y-Not Radio. Songs from their recorded works have also been featured on Delaware’s WSTW Hometown Heroes show. To listen to samples, visit

Forlorn Strangers is a Nashville, TN based Americana quintet, with members hailing from the great states of Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania & Minnesota. The band is comprised of five songwriters, each having their own distinct sounds & styles that blend into one cohesive voice. Their music is rooted in family harmonies & flavored with guitars, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, & foot stomping percussion. To listen to samples, visit

The Little Rock, Arkansas native singer-songwriter Paige Allbriton has a uniquely rootsy style and tone born out of the “Southern Crossroads.” She was raised in a family of musicians, and inspired by classic country, rock and roll, bluegrass, and gospel music. Her bluesy, folk-rock style emanates the culture and influence of her past, showcasing a blend of simple, acoustic melodies and rocking guitar solos. She uses her massive range and vocal twang to convey her message, often focused around love and relationships. However, the light-hearted girl-next-door openly showcases her dark side, her songs laced with bloody, gunfire metaphors relative to a southwestern shoot-out. Paige’s music radiates her rich roots, and still manages to genuinely connect with a wide array of listeners. To listen to samples, visit



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

July 31, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Wise Water Music and Brett Harris

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

An evening with Wise Water Music and Brett Harris.
A special double feature.

Nashville-based trio WISEWATER has earned praise from the likes of Alison Krauss, Rosanne Cash, Mary Gauthier, and others for their lyrical honesty and clarity, infectious melodies, tight harmonies, instrumental virtuosity, and deep sense of groove. Members Kate Lee, Forrest O’Connor, and Jim Shirey are three young, positive, worldly artists whose songs blend roots, country, rock, and progressive acoustic music in a unique, refreshing way. Their debut EP, The Demonstration, was released in November 2014 and reached #13 on the iTunes singer-songwriter charts. Featuring five original songs, the record was hailed as “beautifully poetic” (The Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY). To listen to samples, visit

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



$10 Adv / $12 At the Door

Doors Open at 7:30pm

August 1, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Megan Slankard, Jamie Kent,
Jeff Campbell, and Matthew Szlachetka

$12 Adv / $15 At the Door

An evening with Megan Slankard, Jamie Kent, Jeff Campbell, and Matthew Szlachetka.

This summer, four quickly rising singer/songwriters will join forces for a special US Tour. Jamie Kent, Matthew Szlachetka, Jeff Campbell, and Megan Slankard, who all met through their relationship with Bose, have been collaborating on shows, songs, and recordings ever since.

Eventually, a tour and collaboration of this magnitude was the natural next step. This tour will take place over two weeks in July and August, kicking off in Boston, and ending in Nashville TN.

Each show will be set up in a unique "writers round" style, with each artist taking turns sharing a song/story, and the others all supporting with their respective instruments and voices.

Megan Slankard -

Jamie Kent -

Jeff Campbell -

Matthew Szlachetka -



$12 Adv / $15 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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