Alt.country has a long tradition of singers with quirky voices. Hank Erwin, the alter ego of Brett Nuelsen, fits in among those to a degree. At times his baritone drops deep, at others he's deeply off key. That effect ruins most of Million Miles, but Erwin's roots-rock heart seems in the right place on the slow swelter of "Southbound Down" and the rattling echo of the title track.
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