Clayton Hutson is tour manager and stage engineer for many of the top musical artists and bands. The tours take him from location to location, moving from one to the other in very short periods of time. The setting for each show has to be perfectly orchestrated to ultimately deliver a flawless, on-stage sound experience. This is just a part of what Clayton does.
He attended Central Michigan University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Theater Design and Production. He achieved an MBA at the University of Michigan. Soon after that, he moved to Minneapolis for a position as production manager for Evangelist Billy Graham.
After several years, Clayton was very happy to get the chance to go on tour with Marilyn Manson, which he did for 3 years. He shone with his technical expertise, knowledge, attention to detail, precision timing, and everything else he put into every production. His career took off.
Clayton Hutson, with 25 years of experience, is well known, and much sought after by some of the biggest names in the industry. He has worked as tour manager for the Backstreet Boys, Jennifer Nettles, Pink, Alice in Chains, Aaron Lewis and Staind, and New Kids on the Block, just to name a few. The tours have taken him around the world.
Clayton Hutson uses the DiGiCo brand consoles, and he likes the portability of the SD11 model. The company introduced its SD11 console in 2011, and it was first used during the Aaron Lewis tour that year. Clayton was the tour manager for Aaron Lewis, founder of Staind. He had used earlier model consoles by DiGiCo, such as the SD7 and the SD8. He was anxious to try out the SD 11 because of its smaller size, which he felt would be more convenient when traveling.
“I also had the very first, hand-built D5 out with Marilyn Manson almost ten years ago. Considering the volatility of that artist, taking a new console out was a risk… but it worked out fantastically. DiGiCo had my back then and I’ve been a supporter ever since,” Clayton Hutson commented. Learn more: http://fohonline.com/news/17024-ver-drives-onerepublic’s-honda-civic-tour-production.html