The key to success for any music tour is having the right manager on your side, and for countless artists, one tour manager has been a staple in the industry for tours of all sizes. that manager, Clayton Hutson has brought success for many musicians for several decades.
Aaron Lewis, the frontman of Stained, he relied upon the knowledge and expertise of Clay to guarantee that every stop in the tour went as smoothly as possible. Further, the Aaron depended on Hutson’s engineering and sound expertise to make sure the entire performance was top of the line.
The Aaron Lewis tour was the first tour to use the SD11 console, the first console of its kind. Clay brought the SD11 due to his complex knowledge of musical mixing and engineering and the equipment proved to be of great success. The console was the first of its kind to go out on the road and was a great success. This is just one of the many examples of intuition and experience Clay Hutson brings to all of his clients
Not only has he worked as a tour manager, Clay Hutson is an expert live sound engineer. He has experience working with top name artists across the board and helped organize many of the most notable shows of the past 30+ years. Clay Hutson’s has extensive knowledge of design, production, stage and logistics management, rigging, monitor engineering in addition to producing live shows.
Clay owns and operates his own live event production company which has worked with numerous musicians on a plenty of tours big and small, with all kinds of budgets. With a wide variety of services available, Hutson’s live event production company has been a go-to for many talented artists.
from the idea phase to the budgeting to the execution, Clay is involved in each aspect of the production process. As a tour and live event managing veteran, Clayton Hutson is very aware of the many hurdles that can suddenly develop and threaten to ruin any live production. And a tour manager always needs to invent a solution that not only pleases the artist but can be reasonably accomplished while sticking to the predetermined budget.
A couple notable shows Clay Hutson has under his belt include production for the hard rock band Guns N’ Roses in 2014 in which he provided production management, stage design and lighting design well as a show in the 2005 “Bleed Like Me” tour for the alternative rock band Garbage where he was monitor engineer. Learn more: https://twitter.com/@Clayhutson1