Olivia Jo “Nothing to Lose”
Written by Terry Brewer on July 22, 2023
Olivia Jo’s “Nothing to Lose” #1 on TBJ Top 100 for July 2023
Olivia Jo’s latest single, “Nothing to Lose, is a captivating and lively bluegrass track that immediately grabs the listener’s attention. With a compelling melody and thought-provoking lyrics, this song showcases the artist’s strong lead vocals while also featuring the exceptional talent of bluegrass vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Lou Reid, on lead and harmony vocals.
From the moment the song begins, the listener is greeted with an infectious energy and a foot-tapping rhythm. The instrumental arrangement is expertly crafted, with each instrument playing a crucial role in creating a dynamic and vibrant sound. Lou Reid’s contribution on rhythm guitar adds a solid foundation to the song, while Barry Bales on bass provides a driving force that propels the track forward.
The combination of Ron Stewart’s banjo and fiddle, Shawn Lane’s mandolin, and Gavin Largent’s dobro creates a rich tapestry of textures and melodies that weave seamlessly throughout the song. These talented musicians demonstrate their technical prowess and their ability to enhance the emotional impact of the music.
Olivia Jo’s lead vocals shine brightly throughout “Nothing to Lose.” Her voice is both powerful and expressive, delivering the lyrics with conviction and sincerity. The song’s lyrics themselves are introspective and relatable, exploring themes of resilience and taking risks. They invite the listener to reflect on their own journey and embrace the idea of seizing opportunities without fear.
The synergy between Olivia Jo and Lou Reid is evident in the flawless harmonies they create. Their voices blend harmoniously, adding depth and dimension to the track. The interplay between the lead and harmony vocals adds an extra layer of emotion and showcases the chemistry between these two talented artists.
It comes as no surprise that “Nothing to Lose” has reached the top spot on The Bluegrass Jamboree Top 100 chart for the month of July 2023. This song embodies the essence of bluegrass music, combining traditional elements with a contemporary flair. Olivia Jo and her band of accomplished musicians have crafted a truly remarkable piece of music that is sure to resonate with both dedicated bluegrass fans and newcomers to the genre.
Overall, Olivia Jo’s “Nothing to Lose” is a standout track that exemplifies the best of bluegrass music. With its infectious melody, heartfelt lyrics, and exceptional performances from Olivia Jo, Lou Reid, and the rest of the band, this song is a testament to the enduring appeal and creative spirit of the genre. It is a worthy addition to any bluegrass enthusiast’s playlist and a testament to Olivia Jo’s talent as a singer-musician.
Artist: Olivia Jo
Song: Nothing To Lose
Songwriter: Kim Fox
Olivia Jo: Lead Vocals
Lou Reid: Lead and Harmony Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Barry Bales: Bass
Ron Stewart: Banjo, Fiddle
Shawn Lane: Mandolin
Gavin Largent: Dobro