Upcoming Event – The Nicest Place in America Concert

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Van Dyke Entertainment Presents – The Nicest Place in America Concert at The Tin Shop Theatre

by Rebecka Hoyt, Editor & Photographer

Dave Van Dyke, a songwriter from Southwest Michigan, announces the live premiere of his album “Small Town Come On Home To Me and Other Seasonal Songs.”

In the summer of 2020, Van Dyke nominated his hometown Buchanan, MI to be chosen as Reader’s Digest’s “Nicest Place in America.” Van Dyke was inspired to write the title song and accompanying tracks after Buchanan won the contest and he was featured on national media including the The Mitch Albom Program, The British Broadcasting Company, and The Today Show. “Small Town Come On Home To Me and Other Seasonal Songs.” was written and recorded at Davis Studios in South Bend, IN during the shut down.

  • The shows at the Tin Shop Theater are:
    • Wednesday, November 24 7:00 p.m.
    • Friday, November 26 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday November 27 Following the tree-lighting ceremony.

The show includes covers Van Dyke performs with The Van Dyke Revue and The Backsliders, plus some of his original releases from the past. For further information, see http://www.vandykerevue.org.

  • Contact information:
    • Contact Person: Dave Van Dyke
    • Company: Van Dyke Entertainment
    • Address: 346 Georgetown Colony, Buchanan, MI 49107
    • Phone: 574 220 8263 (VAND)
    • Email: vandykerevueband@yahoo.com
    • Tin Shop Theater: http://www.tinshoptheatre.org/

Small Town Come on Home to Me Album Review by The Buchanan Chronicle Editor:

Dave Van Dyke’s Small Town Come on Home to me Christmas album has a light-hearted and bluegrass feel. You’ll like it. Yup, you heard that right, it was Christmas music and it isn’t even Halloween yet. However, this album does not have your traditional Christmas songs.

Previous to me hearing this album, I was able to hear one of these songs from his album at one of the Thursday night Summer Concert Series here in town this summer that his band, The Backsliders, played.

The song “Small Town Come Home to Me” captures the beauty and history of the people in our small town of Buchanan. The first time I heard it, a tear or two dropped on my cheek. Funny thing, another one of the songs, “No Xmas Songs Before Halloween” has a line like “Christmas songs on the radio before Halloween!” I can relate to that as I heard one this summer for some odd reason.

Overall, this album that Dave has put together is about moments in life. And I think that everyone can find a song on here that they can relate to.

  • Rebecka Hoyt, Editor, The Buchanan Chronicle 10/16/2021

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