American Parlor Songbook American Parlor Songbook is a radio variety program based in Southern California.Come into the Parlor for clever songs, charming stories, and hilarious sketches each week. Hosted from the piano by acclaimed composer JP Houston, with his wife, comic actress Julie Van Dusen. JP and Julie are joined by special guests from national music acts to raconteurs and stand-ups. American Parlor Songbook is recorded in front of live audiences at the Tudor House Theater in Lake Arrowhead CA, and at venues across the country.
American Parlor Songbook

American Parlor Songbook

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American Parlor Songbook is a radio variety program based in Southern California.Come into the Parlor for clever songs, charming stories, and hilarious sketches each week. Hosted from the piano by acclaimed composer JP Houston, with his wife, comic actress Julie Van Dusen. JP and Julie are joined by special guests from national music acts to raconteurs and stand-ups. American Parlor Songbook is recorded in front of live audiences at the Tudor House Theater in Lake Arrowhead CA, and at venues across the country.

Most Recent Episodes

Sportsmanlike Misconduct

Join us for a show about competition, recorded live at The Tudor House Theater in Lake Arrowhead, CA. JP tells a true childhood tale about his grade school Olympics, a bake-off goes off the rails, comedian Matt Knudsen delivers the first ever APS News, and British singer-songwriter Jason Feddy returns to sing the police blotter.

2/28/2020 To Your Health

Join us for sketches, stories, and songs on healthcare. JP sings about Canada's single payer origins, we drop in on a psychic surgery, Steven Benaquist is back as guru Barry Lorbo, and Nashville songstress Calista Garcia performs her rootsy pop tunes.

2/21/2020 State of the Union

It's our state of the union address, recorded at The Tudor House Theatre in Lake Arrowhead, CA. JP sings the address, and sings a new anthem. We tune in to another propaganda PSA, actress Martha Young writes a controversial book, John Pate does a run of one liners, and 60s inpired singer-songwriter Josh Cuadra performs.

2/14/2020 - Heart Emoji (Easier Than Words)

Join us for a show about love from The Tudor House Theater. Sachet Vaneers interviews Cupid himself, JP tells a true tale of young love, comedian John Pate relives the perfect high school date, and singer Josh Cuadra performs his romantic pop.

2/7/2020 - The Bawdy Politic

We count the votes on a show about politics. Sachet Vaneers interviews Beto O'Rourke, JP tells a true childhood tale about a mock U.N, actor Brendan McCay brings us a mayor's stump speech, and L.A. roots songstress Pi Jacobs performs.

1/31/2020 - What's all this then?

Join us for sketches, stories and songs on the British Empire and the Commonwealth. JP tells a true childhood tale about an antique scam, we visit a fudge museum, Steven Benaquist pays tribute to Terry Jones, with music from Jason Feddy, Jason Kent and Sunfields, and Lollies.

1/24/2020 - Outsiders

JP tells a story about the weridest kid in class, we debut a leaked recording of Hillary's FBI interview, Darrin Bradburry brings us his boxcar country tunes, and Phil Proctor and Jamie Alcroft return with their Boomers on a Bench.

1/17/2020 - De Generation

Join us live as we fire shots across the generational divide. JP sings listener advice, Jamie Alcroft and Phil Proctor are our Boomers on a Bench, Redlands groovesters Coleslaw perform, and songwriter Severin Browne sings a catchy tune.

01/10/2020 - Mystic Mayhem

Join us for sketches, stories, and songs on mysticism. An NPR host looks to find the value in esoteric learning, JP tells a true childhood tale about a cursed knickknack, Phil Proctor & Jamie Alcroft return as our "Boomers on a Bench", and cosmic american folksters Jet Dread Stone perform their tarot inspired tunes.

1/3/2020 - Nogginscape: Inside The Human Brain

Join us for a show about the human brain. JP has a childhood meltdown, Steven Benaquist premieres his new science program, and we hear live performances from Louise Goffin, Peter Harper, and Chris Unck.

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