The Folsom Prison Gang

Why book The Folsom Prison Gang?

The Folsom Prison Gang, based in North Carolina, is America's leading Johnny Cash tribute band. They have been performing at festivals, fairs, theaters and other venues since 2007 earning them a solid reputation of providing the absolute best entertainment (check the reviews below). The Folsom Prison Gang provides near non-stop music during performances and will leave your audience amazed and wanting more.

The Folsom Prison Gang is fronted by Chad Champion and Brookley Baker. Chad is a veteran entertainer with over 14 years of stage experience providing high energy shows. Brookley is also a very experienced and capable entertainer having been a 2010 American Idol semi-finalist.

Book the band today for the best Johnny Cash tribute option available.

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Rained out but showed true Spirit!

"The Folsom Prison Gang" played for our monthly outdoor Concert in the Park series unitl Mother Nature decided to loose with a good old fashioned Mountain thunderstorm. They were only able to play about 3 songs before being rained out, however it was their jovial spirit in adversity and their entertianment of the few people waiting out the storm in the shelter with us that has made it easy to consider them for future events.

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Reviewer: Melissa P.
Organization: Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce
Event: Concert Venue in Blowing Rock, NC
Event Date: Jun 12, 2011
Hired As: Johnny Cash Impersonator

Great on Center Stage

We hired TFPG to perform on Center Stage during the State Fair of WV and they did not disappoint. Their performance took place on our closing Friday and the crowds rallied around their performance. I saw toe tapping, head bobbing and even a bit of dancing as I watched from my office and as I walked through the crowds. TFPG was easy to work w/, professional and respectful of sharing the stage w/ the other performer for that day.
Thanks guys - I LOVED it!

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Reviewer: Randi N.
Organization: State Fair of West Virginia
Event: Fair in Lewisburg, WV
Event Date: Aug 19, 2011
Hired As: Johnny Cash Impersonator, Tribute Band

Never Disappoints!

I have hired the Folsom Prison Gang to play several years in a row for our annual Coon Dog Day festival in Saluda, NC, and I don't see that stopping in the near future. These guys are good at what they do, and you can tell how much they LOVE doing it! I always hear positive feedback from festival attendees, and they are an absolute dream to work with. I highly recommend this band for your next event!

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Reviewer: Monica P.
Organization: City of Saluda
Event: Festival in Saluda, NC
Event Date: Jul 9, 2011
Hired As: Tribute Band

great as usual!!!

this is my fifth time seeing The Folsom Prison Gang at the coon dog day festival. Once again they set the standard at the festival by performing non-stop music for 2 solid hours(quite a feat for july in the south). The performance was outstanding! I look forward to seeing them next year!

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Reviewer: James H.
Event: Festival in Saluda, SC
Event Date: Jul 2, 2011

The Folsom Prison Gang never disappoints!

The Folsom Prison Gang has provided entertainment in our retirement community a few times and I always look forward to seeing them on the calendar again. The music brings back such fond memories! Thanks for visiting us in Asheville, I hope to see you again real soon.

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Reviewer: Lucy T.
Event: Private Party in Asheville, NC
Event Date: Jul 21, 2011

The Folsom Prison Gang never disappoints!

The Folsom Prison Gang has provided entertainment in our retirement community a few times and I always look forward to seeing them on the calendar again. The music brings back such fond memories! Thanks for visiting us in Asheville, I hope to see you again real soon.

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Reviewer: Lucy T.
Event: Private Party in Asheville, NC
Event Date: Jul 21, 2011

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 120 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Languages: English

Overview

Our catalog consists of all the crowd pleasing hits that Johnny Cash made famous over his lifelong career in music. The Folsom Prison Gang puts on an amazing show that stays true to the origial style of his songs. Once the train starts rollin' the audience is in for an amazing ride consisting of an almost nonstop barrage of favorites made famous between the years of 1957 - 2003.

Additional Booking Notes

The Folsom Prison Gang is fully capable of providing a complete solution that includes a full sound system and lighting. Our sound system is large enough to handle most indoor and outdoor venues.

When the band is only providing backline we require 12 channels on the mixing board (4 drums, keyboard, bass, 2 guitar, 4 vocals). Compression on the vocals is appreciated but not required.

Past Booked Events

10/22/11 The Historic Elberton Theater/Elberton, GA
10/08/11 Four Oaks Festival/Mocksville, NC
09/23/11 Twilight at the Tater Shed/Simpsonville, SC
09/14/11 North Carolina Mountain State Fair/Asheville, NC
08/19/11 State Fair of West Virginia/Fairlea, WV

The Folsom Prison Gang

The Folsom Prison Gang is a five piece Johnny Cash tribute band located in North Carolina and is regarded as America's leading Johnny Cash tribute band. The band was formed in 2007 and primarily performs live shows at festivals, fairs, theater and other specialty type venues around the South East and East Coast. While the Folsom Prison Gang doesn't promote themselves as an impersonation act, they are heavily influenced by the styles present during the early years of Johnny Cash generally keep the song arrangements somewhat true to the originals (they do spice it up a bit).

In 2011 the band released their first album titled "Cash Only" that is a collection of 10 of their favorite Johnny Cash songs covered in their own style. It is available on iTunes, Amazon and several other online music stores.

The team providing the talent:

Eric

Vocals

Ryan

Guitar/Vocals

Charlie

Guitar/Vocals

Roger

Bass Guitar/Vocals

Erik

Drums/Vocals

Set List

A typical setlist includes:

Folsom Prison Blues
Big River
Guess Things Happen That Way
Wreck of Old 97
Ain't No Good Chain Gang
I Still Miss Someone
Kate
Cocaine Blues
Ring of Fire
I Walk the Line
Don't Take Your Guns to Town
Five Feet High and Rising
In the Jailhouse Now
(Ghost) Riders in the Sky
Cry, Cry, Cry
Home of the Blues
Austin Prison
Understand Your Man
When the Man Comes Around
Hey Good Lookin'
Sunday Morning Comin' Down
Hey Porter
One on the Right
A Boy Named Sue
25 Minutes to Go
I Got Stripes
I've Been Everywhere
Rusty Cage

Influences & Inspiration

Johnny Cash

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