Speak Easy Musicians' Cooperative

  In the summer of 1981, Vinny Vok and Angela Page explored potential sites for a new all folk music club in New York City's Greenwich Village.   A former disco on MacDougal Street agreed to try the new format and the opening of Speak Easy was Sept. 18th 1981.
Money from opening night funded the purchase of a new sound board. The club was open every night after opening night. Our stationery read "Speak Easy, dedicated to quality acoustic music"

Sundays through Thursdays there was a cooperative showcase run by and for the musicians. These evenings both exposed new talents and provided opportunities for established acts to enjoy playing unannounced.
Daily News 09/23/81 New York Post 02/05/82 Our Press Release
Folk Plus SpeakEasy setlist View Folk Plus Home Page SpeakEasy's Opening Poster

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Last Modified August 13, 1999