Clayton Hutson is an audio engineer who has worked with many notable bands, including Guns N’ Roses, Kid Rock, Pink, and other rock musicians. He first began his career at a university where he took a course on theater design. From there, Clayton Huston worked at different companies in the live music industry and succeeded in becoming a project manager. With enough time and dedication to perfect his skills, he started a firm that manages, produces, and designs concerts. Clayton Hudson has traveled all over the world with bands, and even served as a monitor engineer for the band Garbage in Europe, Australia, and North America.
Clayton Hutson has gained much experience from tour production and live entertainment, that when the company he was working for took a toll from the recession, he decided it was time to begin his own firm. He felt that after years of touring with big bands, he had the skill sets required for starting his own production management company.
A typical day in the life of Clayton Hutson is very hectic. A current tour he was on with
with Kid Rock as stage management required him to start his day at 6:30AM. He has to be at the venue before anyone else arrives to complete a walk-through, a storage plan, and give the rest of the crew directions on the days to-do list. In order for a show to go smoothly, everything has to be thought out prior to the show because everything they do impacts the show. Every task that needs to be performed is listed, even minor chores.
Although Clayton Hutson is living a dream career, he does have some regrets. Some of those being that he hasn’t always prioritized his family before anything else. Also, being self-reflective and honest with himself and evaluating situations with honesty as well.