From a land which is not necessarily associated with country music but where the culture is certainly thriving(Italy), comes one of the more interesting and fun loving albums to close out what has already been an extremely rich musical year. “Run To Nowhere” marks the recording debut of Italian stallions, HalfBlood and the boys come out guns ablazing. With an incredible plethora of musical influences ranging from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock and CCR all the way to the street rock sleaze of Guns ‘N’ Roses we are provided with 11 musical tracks of pure musical fun, an ideal soundtrack for those who just need to take a step back, wind down and have a good time. “Run To Nowhere” has it all, high quality musicianship and arrangements, clever hooks and a little pinch of tongue in cheek for good measure. An ideal gift for any music aficionado in need of a breath of fresh air from the hurly burly of today’s jam packed scene. (Nik Bernitz Pizzigoni)