Angela and Vinnie, 1981
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.
from opening night funded the purchase of a new sound board. The club was
open every night after opening night. Our stationary read:
dedicated to quality acoustic music
Angela, Dave VanRonk and David Massengill
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.
Mark Dann and Mike Porco
|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|
created by Angela Page
Last Modified March 25, 2000