Clayton Hutson is a business owner in the music industry. He has years of experience with helping musicians put on a live music experience. He is always respectful of the musician, or musical group, and what they are trying to accomplish for their fans. He has a college degree in theatre design and upon graduating he went to work for a number of companies in this industry. He has held a wide variety of positions including Production Manager, Sound Engineer, Automation Operation, Gaffer, and more. He says he’s pretty well versed in everything it takes to help musicians put on a successful concert.
When Clayton Huston first started got out of college his first job was with the organization that did Billy Graham’s appearances. He said he had this position for quite awhile before he jumped to the world of rock’n’roll. Between working for other companies and running his own live entertainment production company he says that he has been a part of managing, producing, and designing a huge number of live tours. Among some of the big artists he has worked with are Marilyn Manson, Pink, Guns’n’Roses, OneRepublic, Aaron Lewis (of Staind fame), Garbage, and Kid Rock.
Clayton Huston says that as of late he has been doing a lot of stage management. This means that during live music events he runs the floor, from the beginning of the set to the end. The musician he is presently working on a tour with is Kid Rock. He says that each day begins for him at 6:30 a.m. as he needs be at the venue first. He says he goes through the schedule for the day and handles other tasks during this time such as putting together to-do lists for the people that make up his crew.
As for one music industry trend that Clayton Huston really enjoys, he says its all the new technology that is now available to him and his crew. He says that being in the live entertainment business means you’re either on the leading edge of technology or you risk being regarded as obsolete by audiences. Learn more: http://www.prosoundweb.com/article/digicos_inaugural_sd11_makes_world_debut_on_tour_with_staind_frontman_aaron/