Russell Crowe Performs "Folsom Prison Blues" On The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon & The Roots

Russell Crowe stopped by The Tonight Show to promote his new film Noah and served up a show-stopping performance of Johnny Cash‘s “Folsom Prison Blues” featuring Jimmy Fallon on harmonica with backup from The Roots. While Fallon has been pretty adept at showcasing the hidden talents of his celebrity guests, the backwater blues accompaniment he delivered during their set proves he’s got a few more tricks up his sleeve. Check the footage below to watch Russell Crowe’s performance with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots. Stay tuned for more from The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Catch Russell Crowe’s Noah in theaters, today.


  • kixxxers

    Well done!

    How come his singing Sucked in Les Miserables?

  • rh723

    His singing sucked here, too. Not a good guitar player, either.

    • guthrie

      You must love American Idol and your bible.

    • James Wester

      Um. Not sure what either of those have to do with the fact that Russell Crowe’s voice is marginally better than Lou Reed’s and his guitar work is passable. If he weren’t Russell Crowe he’d be a fun guy to sit around and play with on the porch but he wouldn’t be a working musician. No big deal. He’s got a day job.

    • Rob

      You must love being a faux intellect whilst also hating on a religion that has nothing to do with this clip or comment.

    • Cary Rumley

      It’s Johnny Cash not fucking Primus, what are you expecting?

    • Jeff

      It wasn’t bad for an impromtu jam session by an actor.