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Where Y'all From?

Where Y'all From?

By Chris Smallwood and Erin Wathen
Most folks have a small town somewhere in their past.
And for many of us: it’s complicated.
“Where Y’all From” explores the often fraught relationship between where we’re from and who we are. With southeastern Kentucky roots, brother-sister cohosts Chris Smallwood and Erin Wathen interview guests and share small town stories, thoughts on place and identity, and funky Americana that makes our small towns feel like home.
There is always food. There is usually music. There is often bourbon. Come on over.

*Music by Houseplant - follow them on YouTube or Instagram!
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