Speak Easy Musicians'Cooperative
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.
opening night funded the purchase of a new sound board.
club was open every night after opening night.
stationary read "Speak Easy, dedicated to quality acoustic music"
through Thursdays there was a cooperative showcase run by and for the musicians.
evenings both exposed new talents and provided opportunities for established
acts to enjoy playing unannounced.