In a recent article on The Bro Talk website, Clayton Hutson talked about his career in the music industry. He is self-employed and he provides a broad range of services to musicians as well as event organizers. He has a college degree in theater design and started out his career working on Billy Graham tours. He has served in many behind-the-scenes positions such as audio engineering, production management, show producer, stage management, rigging, logistics management, and monitor engineering among others.
Today, Clayton Hutson works with some of rocks biggest acts. He is currently working on the Kid Rock tour while in the past he has worked backstage for Guns N’ Roses, Pink, and OneRepublic as well as many others. In 2005 he was on the Garbage world tour. This took him across much of North America, Europe, and Australia. He was the monitoring engineer on this tour. When he worked on OneRepublic’s concert tour he handled the automatic rigging system called Kinesys Elevation 1+.
When he started out his professional career Clayton Hutson worked for others initially. He said he did this so that he could build a range of marketable skills before going into business for himself. He has said that starting a new business involves a number of risks but he felt confident in his abilities and knew he could be successful on his own. He has built a solid reputation in the industry by paying attention to every detail that goes into holding a successful concert. He also shows his dedication by working long hours. Much of the work his business picks up comes from the referrals of musicians he has worked with in the past.
Safety always comes first during a concert, he says. He puts safety first mostly because he doesn’t want anyone getting hurt but also because he says someone being hurt would seriously compromise his reputation. He says it is when he’s traveling to a concert, usually by bus or by airplane, he lists out each task his crew needs to perform. He lists out even the minor things because missing any of those can hurt much more than one would think. Learn more: http://www.digico.biz/docs/latest_news/EkFlpVAlpkPbdvCaIx.shtml