Southwest Stories Presents Matt Vaughan - Sunday, October 21st!

The time has come, after 30 years, our fearless leader Matt Vaughan has been nudged enough to finally tell the story. He will be speaking this Sunday, October 21st from 2pm-4pm, at this month's Southwest Stories presented in partnership with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library
9010 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126

He will be digging deep and answering some of those burning questions we've always wondered.

What are the origins of Easy Street?

Was he really only 19 years old when he started it?

How has Easy Street gotten through it all, especially in such a tumultuous industry?

What were the high points, the low points?

What secrets has he never divulged?

What are his regrets and what were the great surprises?  

In no particular order, you should expect to hear some fun stories about many of your favorite local bands Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, Alice in Chains, Brandi Carlile, Macklemore, The Head And The Heart, The Presidents and Caspar Babypants.

International luminaries such as Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, John Doe, as well as newer artists like Lana Del Rey, Cage the Elephant, and Car Seat Headrest too.

How has the legacy of Seattle music inspired the store and commandeered the future? How do you maintain such loyal partners such as KEXP, Sub Pop, The Showbox, Neumos, and all those years at the Sasquatch Music Festival? How did the café start and what was the inspiration? How did Record Store Day start and what role did Easy Street play?

You never know, Matt might go off course, but let’s see if we can get the facts, dispel any rumors, and get to the heart and soul of West Seattle’s pride and joy, Easy Street Records. There will be a Q&A afterward so bring any questions you might have.

RSVP here, space is limited.