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 stationary 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 Release
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