Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Tue April 2, 2013

The Music is You: A Tribute to John Denver

The Music is You: A Tribute to John Denver is a new album, released today by ATO Records, featuring sixteen interpretations of the singer-songwriter and activists' songs.

The artists featured on the record are: My Morning Jacket, Dave Matthews, Kathleen Edwards, J. Mascis and Sharon Van Etten, Train, Old Crow Medicine Show, Lucinda Williams, Amos Lee, Allen Stone, Brett Dennen and Milow, Evan Dando, Emmylou Harris, Brandi Carlile, Blind Pilot, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Josh Ritter, Barnstar!, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

In this segment - we get the back-story on making the record from Brian L. Schwartz, he works for Red Light Management in Denver, CO and manages John Denver's estate on behalf of Denver's three kids.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Wilderness Society in John Denver’s name.

Songs featured in the segment:
Allen Stone - "Rocky Mountain High"
My Morning Jacket - "Leaving on a Jet Plane"
Dave Matthews - "Take Me to Tomorrow"
Lucinda Williams - "This Old Guitar"
Amos Lee - "Some Days Are Diamonds"
Josh Ritter and Barnstar! - "Darcy Farrow"
Emmylou Harris and Brandi Carlile - "Take Me Home Country Roads"

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