Album Review: Dave Adkins – ‘Nothing To Lose’

New album review for Dave Adkins’ “Nothing to Lose” on Mountain Fever Records

My Kind of Country

nothing to lose Bluegrass singer Dave Adkins has a powerful booming voice which grabs the listener’s attention from the first note and never lets go. This is his first solo album, and it is an impressive one which showcases the artist’s passionate vocals and his band’s excellent musicianship on some fine songs.  It was produced by the artist with Edgar Loudermilk and Mark Hodges, and they do a nice job providing pure bluegrass backings.

The soulful ‘Mistaken Heart’ has the protagonist awaking from past errors.  The upbeat ‘Put Some Grass In It’ modestly proclaims the joys of making bluegrass music, whether or not he’s a star. This one is highly entertaining.

The dramatically delivered and emotionally moving ballad ‘Don’t Pray That Way’ is a story song about a woman given a terminal diagnosis who unselfishly asks her husband not to pray for her, but for others:

Don’t ask for me to live one…

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