Listen to J Mascis and Sharon Van Etten cover John Denver’s “Prisoners”


john denver tribute Listen to J Mascis and Sharon Van Etten cover John Denvers Prisoners

The late folk singer-songwriter John Denver will be remembered on April 2nd with a new tribute album by ATO Records. Titled The Music Is You, the compilation strings together covers by My Morning Jacket, Dave MatthewsJ Mascis, Sharon Van EttenEdward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Kathleen Edwards, Evan Dando, Lucinda Williams, and more.

To hear what Denver’s 1972 track “Prisoners” would sound like by way of Amherst, MA, head on over to Pitchfork, where they’re currently streaming Mascis and Van Etten’s ballsy, crunch-glazed rendition. It’s a little erratic, maybe a tad overcomplicated, but it’s the sort of messy we’re willing to smiling at. Update: Listen to the SoundCloud below.

For more information, check out the album’s tracklist and suh-weet trailer below.

John Denver: The Music Is You Tracklist:
01. My Morning Jacket – “Leaving on a Jet Plane”
02. Dave Matthews – “Take Me To Tomorrow”
03. Kathleen Edwards – “All of My Memories”
04. J Mascis and Sharon Van Etten – “Prisoners”
05. Train – “Sunshine On My Shoulders”
06. Old Crow Medicine Show – “Back Home Again”
07. Lucinda Williams – “This Old Guitar”
08. Amos Lee – “Some Days are Diamonds”
09. Allen Stone – “Rocky Mountain High”
10. Brett Dennen and Milow – “Annie’s Song”
11. Evan Dando – “Looking For Space”
12. Brandi Carlile and Emmylou Harris – “Take Me Home, Country Roads”
13. Blind Pilot – “The Eagle and The Hawk”
14. Mary Chapin Carpenter – “I Guess He’d Rather Be In Colorado”
15. Josh Ritter and Barnstar! – “Darcy Farrow”
16. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – “Wooden Indian”