John Denver walks through America once again in the new video for J Mascis and Sharon Van Etten’s cover of the late folk hero’s “Prisoners”. Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster plays the great singer-songwriter, while Aimee Mann makes for his female doppelgänger/obsessed fan. With the help of some puppets and a Denver fan site, the two cross paths — literally — and the rest’s a folk ballad in the beautiful, crisp blue air. Catch it below, courtesy of Funny or Die!.
The cover’s part of ATO Records’ recent Denver tribute album, The Music Is You, which also features other covers by My Morning Jacket, Dave Matthews, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Kathleen Edwards, Evan Dando, Lucinda Williams, and more.