Music industry engineer Clayton Hutson has established a successful business helping people in the music industry. Now that he’s landed in Nashville, he is using his extensive experience to produce and manage concerts for various artists.
Hutson studied theater design in college. He then used what he had learned to good use working as a sound engineer and audio engineer. After honing his skills, he became the proverbial “Jack of all trades” in the industry. After a few stints with Billy Graham and moving into the corporate sector, he decided it was time to create his own company.
Hutson has a passion for music, especially rock and roll. He has worked with a number of entertainers including Kid Rock, Pink, and Guns N Roses. He also worked with the band Garbage during their U.S. and Australian tours.
The amount of experience Hutson has amassed over the years is immeasurable. He has perfected his skills to the point of knowing every aspect of live entertainment. “It really just got to the point where I decided to take a leap of faith. It was now or never.”
Hutson says he draws on certain inspirations to bring his ideas to life. He says he always pays attention to detail and dimensions. “If you are off even by a little bit, that could spell disaster when you’re trying to install equipment. ” Hutson says he also likes dabbling with new systems. Computer aided design is essential to putting it all together, according to Hutson.
Hutson say he doesn’t mind working long hours to get things right. You have to check and re-check for safety. You can never take chances. Hutson knows if things go wrong, it is his reputation at stake. The goal is to always organize things in a sensible manner.
The music industry has a lot of fresh, new technology. It’s crucial for companies like Hutson’s to enlist the use of bright, mobile lights, and even video walls. Some of the artists have even gone as far as bringing in acrobats and stunts.
Hutson admits to sometimes getting a bit stressed, especially if has a time constraint. “A lot of times I’ll just take a deep breath and read Richard Carlson’s “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff. It keeps me focused.”