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Clay Hutson Explains What Goes Into Being A Stage Manager

Clay Hutson’s passion is to provide concert-goers with an unparalleled live music experience. He owns a company in the music industry through which he offers a number of services. Nowadays he mostly works as a stage manager, tour manager, or sound engineer. Earlier in his career, he filled a lot of other positions behind the scenes such as managing the automatic rigging system or serving as a monitor engineer.

Once in a while, he will handle a corporate entertainment event. Clay Hutson also once spent a few years handling the audio for Billy Graham while he toured around the nation as an evangelist. The lion’s share of his business, though, lies in helping to put on rock concerts. He has been on a huge amount of tours and some of his clients have been Garbage, Pink, OneRepublic, Kid Rock, as well as Guns N’ Roses.

By working in so many positions managing, producing, designing, and overseeing live tours he eventually felt more than qualified to start his own company. Clay Hutson says that the last recession really did a number on the company he was working for at the time. Since he had a wealth of marketable skills and had built a solid reputation in the industry he decided it would be the perfect time for him to launch his own production management firm.

Clay Hutson is currently working for Kid Rock as the stage manager. This means that he needs to be at the concert venue by 6:30 in the morning. Before anyone else arrives he does a walk-through, sees what the schedule is the day, gets a storage plan organized, and then begins to create to-do lists so that his crew knows what is expected of them. He says that he puts a lot of effort into making sure that he takes into mind how things are set up affecting how they are broken down after the show is over. As soon as the curtain closes he and his team get to work breaking down the venue so it can be stored away for the next stop on the tour.

The Greyhound Diaries; the man who travelled over 100,000 miles in 10 years

Not many people in the first world think about how difficult life is for the less fortunate, and even when they do, maybe offering a some change at the store seems like the best way to express their sympathy for the plight of these people. this is not to say that the small things people do aren’t enough, but have you ever really wondered what it is like to take the bus to work every single day, or live somewhere under a bridge or even have to rely solely on the soup kitchen to feed your loved ones? Well, one Doug Levitt took his journey a step further and travelled more than 100,000 miles to see life through the lenses of the less fortunate.

His journey did not only end in the bus terminuses of the different states in the country. He went ahead and travelled to countries that are rebuilding from decades of war like Bosnia and Rwanda. He talked to the people there, got to listen to their deep, saddening and yet so inspiring life stories and by the end of the experience, he was a transformed man. As usual, inspiration always comes with the need to create and this is how the greyhound diaries was born.

The project that he undertook was not a two week gig that would end with him moving on to other things. He knew that he needed to commit and he did commit a decade of his entire life to the cause. Along his journey, he wrote lyrics, took photos and wrote narratives about his fellow travelers, many who were trying their best to make ends meet. Before he started this journey, he was a foreign correspondent. He has worked in volatile environments like Iran and others for CNN and MSNBC.

Personal life

Doug Levitt is the child of Carol Swartz. He attended the D.C public schools and graduated from there. When he was 16, his father committed suicide, an event that became a huge inspiration towards the path that he eventually took in life. He switched careers and became a singer, from a successful foreign correspondent.