West Seattle weekend scene: Easy Street’s Record Store Day crowd – and star guest greeter

(WSB photos by Jason Grotelueschen)

11:57 AM: Record Store Day is an international event but you have to wonder if any other music store drew a crowd like the one lined up outside Easy Street Records in The Junction before it opened at 7 am today. Proprietor Matt Vaughan made good on his promise of free bacon for earlybird customers:

Here’s a wider view of the line:

At the door, a guest greeter – Jeff Ament, bassist for Pearl Jam. The Seattle-based band is this year’s Record Store Day Ambassador.

Jeff brought doughnuts “but clearly didn’t bring enough” and told WSB’s Jason Grotelueschen, “I wouldn’t be here without records. … Listening to records gave me something to dream about in the small town I grew up in (Big Sandy, Montana).” He lauds Easy Street as “a hub of the community.” RSD continues on into the evening at Easy Street, including a free in-store, all-ages performance by Hibou at 4 pm.

ADDED SUNDAY: Video from Hibou’s show:

4 Replies to "West Seattle weekend scene: Easy Street's Record Store Day crowd - and star guest greeter"

  • HS April 13, 2019 (1:01 pm)

    What? Bacon, Jeff Ament AND more awesomeness? 👍

  • Blbl April 13, 2019 (6:34 pm)

    It was a great time. I love seeing the store packed with so many people enjoying good music and picking up all the vinyl. 

  • Love rock April 14, 2019 (5:38 am)

    Jeff is a great guy look for him to do more great things. He worked with Chicken Soup Brigade back in the day while he was at Tower,Raison de Etre,and  doing the gigs at the Central Tavern before PJ back with Greenriver.

  • MrB April 15, 2019 (4:23 pm)

    I wonder how much longer CDs will be sold at Easy Street?  

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