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The Van Dyke Revue,” a rock and country band popular in Michigan and Indiana. I liked it instantly and was inspired to order the latest project from Amazon.” -Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

“Surrounding the morbid storyline lies a Mexican guitar that traces an outlaw country vibe laid down by Townes Van Zandt in his song ‘Pancho and Lefty’’ which would be recorded into a legendary country classic by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard in 1980.” -Jeff Harrell, South Bend Tribune

“When musicians record, they’’re often seeking a “happy accident”” to capture and inspired moment which, in the Van Dyke Revue’s case turned out better than they imagined.” -Ralph Heibutzki, Herald Palladium

This all-acoustic band was very pleasant to listen. They played a mix of oldies songs, including at least one by Tom Petty, and some blues! One song really stuck out was an original composition written by Dave Van Dyke called “Small Town Come On Home to Me.”.

According to Dave, he was inspired to write this song all while during the pandemic lock down. It was also during this time that he nominated Buchanan to Reader’s Digest as the Nicest Place in America. To our pleasant surprise, Buchanan won that nomination and was voted as the Nicest Place in America. So naturally the song was born. Dave did tell us that he does have a Christmas album that is going to be released. This should be available wherever you can stream music.”-Thomas Hoyt, Buchanan Chronicle


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