A lot of wonderful (and wonderfully creative people) have submitted original songs & stories to WPRBXmas over the years. Scroll down to learn more about these folks, listen to their contributions, and connect with them on social media & around the web.
The icons below each contributors name link to their Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube , Bandcamp , Soundcloud , MySpace , Apple Music , Vimeo , E-mail , Tumblr , and personal websites .
Links in the song/story descriptions direct to Discogs profiles (where possible & appropriate), as well as other relevent supplementary material.
There's a lot of cool stuff here and we encourage you to explore it all!
Try as we might, we're not always able to track down info about past contributors. That means some entries are stumps . If you have any information about these "stumps" we'd love to hear from you. Contact us at elves @ marathon dot christmas.
PLEASE NOTE: We're still in the process of auditing & updating all of the material in the site's archives! Not all past WPRBXmas submissions will feature linked icons & text.
Chip Chantry is a writer and comedian. He’s also the host of the running podcast Junk Miles with Chip & Jeff. His latest album is “Swinger’s Party.”
Ike Turner is a teacher, parent, and rock bro from Kalamazoo, MI who plays in the bands OUT, Wowza and Minutes.
Tobias Carroll is the author of a collection, Transitory, on Civil Coping Mechanisms, and a novel, Reel, on Rare Bird Books. He writes about books, music, and food for a host of places, is the managing editor of Vol.1 Brooklyn, and writes the Watchlist column for Words Without Borders. Sometimes he can be found on Twitter and Instagram. Read his full piece here.
Pat Byrne is a comedian who helps produce The Best Show every Tuesday evening. Mindy Tucker is a photographer who has taken a picture of every living comedian. Recorded on location in Alabama.
Vancouver’s Joel Phelps is a member of The Downer Trio. Joel is also the only artist to record a “Christmas Story” for the show each of the last eight years. Demos and new recordings of his have been posted on Soundcloud, with the lion’s share of his studio output available through Bandcamp, including the 2017 EP “Consulate.”
Jason Sims is a writer/performer from Huntsville, AL and the host of ConverJasons.
“Its Christmas time in that department store, ya know, and oh geez, wouldn’t ya know they’re goin’ at it again over the store PA.” From the mind of Brian Musikoff, host of “MusicOn with Musikoff.”