Clayton Hutson is a jack of all trades when it comes to live music who is based out of Nashville, Tennessee who has worked with famous music acts from around the globe. Currently, he is the Vice President of Production at Ronin Event Creative and the production manager of Getagrip Touring Inc. As of late 2017, he is the stage manager of both Kid Rock and Halsey. Clayton Hutson has worked with artists such as Marilyn Manson, Pink, Alice in Chains, Kanye West, Prince, and that list will continue to grow.
According to his interview on blogwebpedia, he had many years of experience in the music industry before he made the decision to start his own company. During the recession, the previous company Clayton Hutson worked for was having financial problems and he decided there wasn’t a better time for him to take the risk and venture out on his own.
Clayton Hutson has a BFA in Theatre Design and Technical Production from Central Michigan University. To make his ideas become reality, he pictures the lights and sounds of the show in his head before beginning to design the setup in CAD. With his many years of experience in the music industry, he knows what is going to work before he starts to build the stage physically. On the day of a concert, he wakes up at 6:30 in the morning to start preparing for the day ahead. While the show is in progress, Clayton Hutson already begins going over what he and his team need to do to get everything broken down, packed up, and ready for the next show. Even things like the size of the doorways and the depth of stairs have to be taken into consideration to ensure that every piece of equipment will fit into everywhere it needs to go. Learn more: http://www.artistdirect.com/artist/clay-hutson/3218396
The new technology being introduced to the live music industry is very exciting to Clayton Hutson and he thinks it will make for an even better experience for the audience. He hopes that in the near future, artists will stop using the huge projection screens that seem to be a part of almost every concert and will look to artists like Pink and Lady Gaga’s acrobatics and aerial shows and be inspired to take risks for their art and their audience.