Clayton Hutson is a production manager and sound engineer who has been working with some of the biggest names in the music industry for a long time. In 2005, he traveled all over North America, Australia, and Europe with the band Garbage on its “Bleed Like Me” tour. He has also worked with the likes of Billy Graham, Pink, Guns’n’Roses, and Kid Rock and continues to stay busy with new work. Before starting up his own production company, Hutson majored in theater design in college. It was after this that he served as an audio engineer for different companies and learned a lot about the music industry in the process.
During a recession, Clayton Hutson decided to try his hand at going his own way and has never looked back since. It was a risky move, but it has paid off big, and now, he works out of Nashville where the music industry is thriving. Hutson has the ability to put all of the different elements of a good stage show together in his head before he even gets started with the real work. He uses a computer to help him visualize some of his concepts but is always sure to measure the actual equipment that will be used because sometimes it can be too big to get through the doors of a venue.
Clayton Hutson is a details guy, and he works extremely hard to make sure that every detail comes together just right during a live show. His reputation has been built on this, and everyone knows that he is the guy to hire if you want a stage show done right. He has gained many of his clients through word of mouth, rather than advertising, and this says a lot about the services he offers.
When it comes to the world of technology and its rapidly changing pace, Clayton Hutson has no problem keeping up. One of the latest trends in the industry he is excited about is mobile lighting, which is brighter and much easier to work with. He feels that new technologies allow him to offer more to his clients, and many of them love it. At the same time, Hutson makes sure he doesn’t become too enamored by any kind of new technology because, at the end of the day, fans are more impressed by real creativity. This is where Hutson shines because he knows his job is to make the performer he is working for shine.