Come into the parlor for an hour of clever songs, charming stories, and hilarious sketches every week. Hosted from the piano by JP Houston with his wife, Julie Van Dusen, the pair are joined by guests from national music acts to raconteurs and stand-ups.

American Parlor Songbook






Weekly, ongoing

APS is available for Sub-Auto via PRX. Episodes are available Fridays at 3pm ET, with weekly promos released Tuesdays at 3pm ET.


JP Houston

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JP Houston is a Canadian born singer, composer, and storyteller. His work has appeared on HBO, CBC, BBC, PBS, CBS, and networks around the world. Houston was nominated for a Gemini Award (Canadian Emmy), and co-wrote a song featured on a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.

JP tours and records constantly. He has shared stages across North America and Europe with artists like Leon Russel, Kyuss, Victoria Williams, M. Ward, Band Of Horses, and host of other notable acts.

Julie Van Dusen

Julie Van Dusen is stage actress hailing from Michigan, a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy,  and the Oakland University theater program, Julie has held key roles in many acclaimed productions, receiving a nomination from The Detroit News, another for an Irene Ryan Award, and a nod for best actress from the Oakland Press.


APS is delivered in a floating break structure with a billboard, news hole, and 3 segments. Available as a single 52 minute file, or segmented in 4 parts.





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Full live episode featuring original Greenwich folk scene legend Art Podell, and Phil Proctor & Jamie Alcroft's "Boomers On A Bench

Full live episode featuring singer Eva Mikhailovna, and comedian Steven Benaquist

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