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.More from American Parlor Songbook »

Most Recent Episodes

11/9/18 - 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.

11/2/18 - Jazz The Vote

Join us for sketches, stories, and songs on politics and elections. Actor Rick Overton brings us senate hopeful Lonny Fontoon, comedian Steven Benaquist counters as an incumbent senator, Chris Bonno wanders into our Town Hall as a disgruntled big box shopper, and singer Gene Evaro Jr performs.

10/26/18 - Songs Under the Desk

Join us for an episode on Song. We'll explore lyric and melody with a tune about the pope, and a true tale about a childhood basement band. Comedian Steven Benaquist brings us a one man sketch on an imaginary rock legend. We look for some songs under the desk of that popular public radio music contest, and find some over looked entrants.

10/19/18 - Chaos

Join us for a show about chaos. JP tells a story about a childhood prank, Alt-Right talkshow host Aaron White goes nuts, Zach Sherwin brings his comedy rap, and Australian singer-songwriter Clare Reynolds performs her heartfealt pop tunes.

10/12/18 - Justice

Join us for an episode recorded at The Tudor House Theater in Lake Arrowhead, CA. We'll search for mercy on a show about justice. JP tells a true childhood tale about property lines, special guest Art Podell sings the news, Dylan Chambers performs his catchy pop tunes, and Steven Benaquist plays Pastor Scott Gene.

10/5/18 - Privacy

Join us for an episode recorded at The Tudor House Theatre in Lake Arrowhead, California. We'll mind our business on a show about privacy. JP tells a childhood tale about a secret room under the stairs, Julie joins in for a sketch about a smart home run amuck, Phil Proctor & Jamie Alcroft return with their "Boomers on a Bench", and original Greenwich scene folk singer Art Podell performs.

9/28/18 - 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.

9/21/18 Moolah

Join us for sketches, stories, and songs about money, recorded live at the Tudor House Theatre in Lake Arrowhead, CA. We've uncovered another rare 1950s propaganda cartoon about banking, retired actress Martha Young helps out a Nigerian prince, Jay Montepare tells a funny story about a missed windfall, and singer-songwriter Jaden Larue performs her heartfelt tunes.

9/14/18 - Words With Friends

We'll twist our tongues on an episode about words and communication. John Pate returns with a tale of southern idioms, and Canadian singer Ben Wilkens brings us his thoughtful piano ballads.

9/7/18 - The Fourth Estate

Join us for an episode about the press, recorded at KVCR television studios in San Bernardino, CA. JP tells a true childhood tale about his father's press pass, comedian John Pate explains the origin of a colloquialism, Julie & JP bring us an alt-right talk show parody, and singer-songwriter Joey Chrisman performs his folky blues.

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