Lessons From the Road ft. Ruel and Michelle Grace Hunder

This week we revisit my favorite setup – artist and crew! We have with us all the way from Australia – Ruel and his photographer Michelle Grace Hunder. These two have a relationship that I think everyone hopes to one day have in this industry. Michelle has been Ruel’s photographer for the past six years. It was rad to hear stories about how they bonded on the road and created a family vibe on the road. If you have not listened to Ruel’s music yet, please check it out. It is beautiful. Michelle’s work is lovely as well, with all the links below as usual. Thank you so much to Ruel and Michelle for taking time out of their busy lives to share their thoughts and ideas with us. There really is no better way to do it than going right to the source.

In this episode of the Don’t Shit On The Bus podcast we will learn:

• How Ruel and Michelle work together creatively
• How family values foster a great touring environment
• The importance of the artist & crew relationship
• The challenges of touring during your teen years

(00:00) Intro
(01:56) Patreon
(03:07) MGH & Ruel get on the bus
(04:18) Shit on the bus story
(08:43) Crazy bus drivers
(10:22) How Michelle and Ruel met
(15:17) Ruel’s career when he was a kid
(19:19) What it’s like for Ruel to consistently work with Michelle
(24:39) How Ruel and Michelle got to the creative teamwork, they’re at now
(26:33) The age gap didn’t matter when Michelle works with Ruel
(28:25) Why Ruel is so hands-on for his image
(32:35) Touring with family values
(35:59) Amsterdam Story
(38:43) Ruel’s and Michelle’s connection during a live show
(48:44) Working remotely
(50:12) Wrap up notes
(50:18) Shower Shoes

Ruel – Guest

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Michelle Grace Hunder – Guest

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Adam Elmakias – Host

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Edited & Produced by Connor Gaskey

 

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