Chris Ballew, Susan Silver, Megan Jasper and more

You can’t live in Seattle and not wonder what it is about West Seattle. So many musical types (yes, yes, Eddie Vedder, but so many others too) choose to settle on the westside. On the surface West Seattle doesn’t seem the usual hipster haven (we’re looking at you Capitol Hill), but still it plays home to more than its share of musical luminaries (did we mention Eddie Vedder lives there?)

On this special investigative edition of the Marty Riemer Show podcast, our host and his former (and future) co-host, Jodi Brothers, explore – Why West Seattle? Joining Jodi and Marty for their fair & balanced report are a bundle of West Seattle homies:

Chris Ballew (presidents of the United States of America and Caspar Babypants)
Megan Jasper (Sub Pop Records)
Matt Vaughn (Easy Street Records)
Susan Silver (Soundgarden and Alice in Chains former manager)
Tim Bierman (Pearl Jam Ten Club).

And talk about preaching to the choir. This episode was recorded in front of a live audience on a sunny Saturday at Salty’s on Alki for the Southwest Historical Society’s annual Champagne Gala Brunch. (photo credit: Gail Woodzin of Gail Ann Photography)