I’d have to concur with Bob Boilen of NPR’s All Songs Considered (amazing podcast btw), I’ve never been a big John Denver fan. However, I can appreciate his songwriting skills and I’m certainly a fan of My Morning Jacket performing takes of John Denver joints. Jim James sounds downright majestic on Denver’s “Leaving On A Jet Plane”. Stream below and look for the new John Denver tribute album, The Music is You: A Tribute To John Denver, out on April 2nd via ATO Records.
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