Stan Boreson - History

Piano Stan Boreson, "King of Scandinavian Humor" and veteran Northwest entertainer is celebrating his 60th year in show business. A successful entertainer from the onset, Stan appeared for 18 years on several Seattle television shows including his longest running and most successful "Kings Klubhouse."
Drums Stan is a native of Everett, Washington and a University of Washington graduate. While attending the University of Washington, he was invited to participate in his first local television show called "Campus Capers", featuring university students. His success on "Capers" led him to his second television show with local musician Art Barduhn. They called their show "Two B's at the Keys." Recognizing his talents as well as his humor, the stations program director created a daily afternoon children's program for him called "King's Klubhouse." The success of the show bestowed on him many awards including the national "Children's Entertainer Award", awarded annually by the Dell Publishing Company.
Banjo Along with his accordion and "Songs his Uncle Torvald taught him", Stan has tickled the funny bone of audiences of all ages wherever he appears. On a dare, he began doing Scandinavian dialect songs by transforming popular American songs into humorous Norwegian and Swedish renditions. Over the years, his songs proved so successful that he has made numerous recordings and currently has 16 CD's, two videos and three DVD's on the market. His latest album is entitled, "Just Don't Look Good Naked Anymore". However, audiences remember him most for his Christmas songs which are now featured on two CD's, "Stan Boreson Fractures Christmas" and "Yust Go Nuts At Christmas".


Although Stan likes being at home with his family, he still enjoys traveling and performing at festivals and celebrations throughout the United States and Canada. Some of his more memorable appearances have been the Norsk Hostfest in Minot, North Dakota, Scandinavian/American Night in East Meadow, New York, Little Norway Festival in Petersburg, Alaska, Lawrence Walk Show, Prairie Home Companion and for King Olav V of Norway (At his request).


When he is not performing, Stan and his wife Barbara conduct tours throughout the United States, Canada. and Europe. Their tours have taken them to such destinations as the Canadian Rockies, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Switzerland, New York, Williamsburg, Washington DC, Nashville, New Orleans, Branson and Nova Scotia. Of course, he brings his accordion along for a good old fashioned sing-along. In 2005 King Harald V gave him the highest honor in Norway, the "St. Olav Medal of Honor".

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