Working with some of the biggest names in music is all in a day’s work for Clay Hutson. His job as a concert producer and tour production manager has landed him work with the from the likes of Kid Rock to Guns N’ Roses. A-list acts like these put on incredible shows that mesmerize audiences — but what goes on on stage doesn’t “just happen.”
That’s where the deep skill set of Clay Hutson comes into play. What an audience sees in front of them is a combination of many elements beyond the artists themselves playing their instruments, singing and prancing around the stage. There’s lights, special effects — such as smoke, flame or mist effects — large video screens and more.
Clay Hutson prides himself on being the first guy to show up at a location to set everything up. He plots all aspects of the show and orchestrates who is going to do what and when. He wants audiences to experience something thrilling and sensational at every show. He understands that each artist ants to stand out from the rest. They want to rock their audiences like none other.
Clay Hutson developed his craft by working for a variety of music promotion companies. He says he learned something valuable from every job he had. But the time came when Hutson knew he wanted to run his own company. He made that the plunge and he’s never looked back.
Today Clay Hutson produces shows for some of the biggest names in entertainment. He’s in demand because he’s simply very good at what he does. He’s also intensely dedicated and something of a perfectionist. He wants each show to go off without a hitch — and the real magic is making it seem like everything that happens on stage is flowing naturally and unfolding in a spontaneous manner.
It’s a deep background in all aspects of the business that makes Clay Hutson a top professionals in his field. That includes audio engineering, design, stage management, logistics and the all-important, complicated process of production management.