Home Free: “Folsom Prison Blues” (Johnny Cash Cover) Music Review

The all vocal band Home Free brings us their rendition of the Johnny Cash classic “Folsom Prison Blues.” The song cover is arranged by the band members and Darren Rust.

Home Free’s members do a good job of paying tribute to the original song. Cash’s version, especially the live performance, is clearly superior as far as sound and music, but I will give credit to Home Free. They definitely put their best foot forward and played the song in the best way possible, showing their talent along with their reverence for Johnny Cash. They also did a good job with their music video as they all were on on a sort of perp walk with orange prison uniforms. It fit the mold of the song.

For those unfamiliar, Johnny Cash released “Folsom Prison Blues” on side B of his 1955 music album Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar! He later re-released it as a live performance on his 1968 album At Folsom Prison. The live version would win Cash the Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male at the 1968 Grammy Awards.

Check out the music video below:

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