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Meet Chelsea and Ryan Maker of We Are Makers in Pasadena

Today we’d like to introduce you to Chelsea and Ryan Maker.

Chelsea and Ryan, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
We met in Nashville, TN while exploring our creative endeavors and had an instant connection. It wasn’t long into dating that we started playing music together. Eventually, we decided to move to Los Angeles, CA with a brief stop in Sedona, AZ to elope on top of Bell Rock in the middle of a vortex.

We settled in Pasadena and started a number of musical projects as well as work in photography, videography, and the healing arts. And if that wasn’t enough, we decided we needed a project that was just the two of us. Something we could pour ourselves into at our sappiest.

Once the pandemic hit, we decided to dive in headfirst and tell our story the best way we knew how. So we wrote an album and released We Are Makers, Dreamers of Dreams, on Aug 28th.

Has it been a smooth road?
Life is rarely a smooth road, but when we are together, it seems magic happens often. Writing is easy. Balancing time is difficult. We have our hands in many pots, and we like it that way. But sometimes we stretch ourselves too thin. Between our two other musical projects, Bitterpants and Illy and the Spells, Ryan is a producer for other artists and Chelsea is a photographer and Shamanatrix. Between all that and still having to do the daily grind to survive, it can be hard to find time to relax.

But probably the most challenging aspect of this album in particular, was the vulnerability. In our other projects, we are characters of some sort; portraying either an extremely exaggerated version of a small aspect of ourselves or something completely made of like alien time travelers. But with We Are Makers, we are ourselves. Every bit of it is true and unapologetically us. That’s not an easy thing to share with the world.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with We Are Makers – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
We Are Makers consist of Chelsea and Ryan Maker, a married couple who enjoys singing sappy love songs while gazing into each others eyes and making the entire room feel uncomfortable. Or jealous. Let’s go with jealous. Janice, the local elderly bar fly, once called them, “so cute you wanna puke”, amongst a slurry of swear words. She was pretty drunk. It was noon. Don’t miss an opportunity to experience the discomfort of their unquenchable love for each other.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
BEST: The People

LEAST: The People

Contact Info:

  • Website:
  • Phone: 5305926528
  • Email:
  • Instagram: @wearemakersband
  • Facebook: /wearemakersband
  • Twitter: @wearemakersband

Image Credit:
Photo and Edit by Chelsea Maker

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