Van Duren With Madaline Collins
Popular local act Madaline Collins opens for legendary Memphis recording artist Van Duren for an amazing night of music.
Van’s career has spanned the early 1970’s to present day, releasing 13 albums along the way. After a stint with a band that included post-Big Star friends Chris Bell and Jody Stephens, Van went on to record the solo albums Are You Serious? (1978), Idiot Optimism (1979), followed by the album by Memphis pop band Good Question’s, Thin Disguise (1986). With each new release his song craft and performances became more legendary. Mr. Duren’s more recent work with singer/songwriter Vicki Loveland (Loveland Duren) has produced three albums of deeply inspired, powerful songs with vivid soundscapes to match, culminating in the 2021 LP release, Any Such Thing.
Decades of Van’s continuous pursuit of the muse caught the attention of two Australian filmmakers, resulting in the award-winning 2018 documentary, Waiting—The Van Duren Story (streaming worldwide now). The soundtrack for the film was released by Omnivore Recordings in 2019, and the label also reissued Duren’s first two solo albums in 2020 to rave receptions from fans and press alike. Meanwhile, the road continues with Van performing solo as well as with Loveland Duren & Band today.