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.