Berwyn-based musicians to play free concert

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Berwyn-based acoustic duo, Comfort Food, has collaborated with fellow musician Joe Wadz to record a new album, “Double Helpings.” The trio cleverly titled Comfort Food with a Cup of Joe will play a free concert at the Berwyn Public Library, 2701 Harlem Ave., on Saturday, April 9 to promote the new record and local music in Chicago’s western suburbs.

“This CD brings together everything we’ve done in the past five years, and now we have this to have and to hold,” said Vicki Ingle, singer/songwriter for Comfort Food. “It’s who we are. And we get to share things that are important to us with the people who share our values. Doing this CD was like having a baby; it took us nine months.”comfortfoodwithacupofjoe

“Double Helpings” lives up to its name with 28 tracks that will take listeners on an emotional journey with songs like “The Art of Dying” to titles more suited to the band’s name such as “Lemonade Soup.” Fans of folk, acoustic and blues will all find something to enjoy on this long-playing record.

“The recording process gave us an opportunity to work with our friends who are really good musicians, so the CD has a lot of variety on it,” said Ingle in an interview with My Suburban Life. “Some songs are more folk, some are more bluesy. The songs are about everyday living, things everyone goes through, both happy and not so happy. I want people to know that they’re not alone when they hear the music. We try to honor people’s lives.”

The free concert will take place Saturday, April 9, at 2 p.m. at the Berwyn Public Library. For more information about “Double Helpings,” visit to preview the songs and learn the lyrics so you can sing along with the band.


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