As a child, Clayton Hutson learned to play a variety of instruments including both drums and the guitar. He practiced day and night, hitting the notes perfectly. As he aged, his passion for music lead him to join a band. While he did not become a rock star, he did learn the tricks and trades of the concert and touring industry. Currently stationed in the North, Clayton Hutson has utilized his skills learned in the industry to serve as a sound engineer, stage manager, and tour manager. In addition to working in music, he also enjoys photography, hunting, line dancing, and creating music pieces in his own time.
In 2005, Clayton Hutson worked with the rock group called Garbage on the Bleed Like Me Tour. This tour was a world wide extravaganza which featured many veteran rock groups like JJ72, Silo, theSTART, and The Dead 60’s to name a few. A unique aspect of this concert was country singer Johnny Cash’s song Hurt was played on tape at the beginning of every artist’s performance. The Bleed Like Me Tour featured a heavy presence of the group Garbage. They performed many of their hit songs including, “I’m Only Happy When It Rains”, “Stupid Girl” and “Shut Your Mouth”. Clayton Hutson maintained all of the audio equipment for Garbage and made repairs to any and all sound equipment like cables as their chief monitor engineer. He also worked for a major rock group by the name of Guns N’ Roses as a Production Manager and Lighting Designer.
Clay Hutson didn’t stop there, he has worked with some of the hugest names in the industry. He worked with fellow sound engineer, Jim Roach, to ensure singer Jill Scott’s requirements were met on the 360 Tour. He has filled in when others could not make it or flaked out at the last minute. His dedication and competence are highly lauded and he has not found himself without work in this industry. He has even branched out to other areas of entertainment like reviewing restaurants and bars in his area. Stationed in Seattle, Hutson sat as a guest writer on LinkedIn.com to give his opinion on the best place in the city to enjoy country music. Learn more: https://angel.co/clayton-hutson
Not only is Clay Hutson, a full time concert engineer, he is also well liked in his community and has organized many initiatives to raise awareness about issues such as climate change, pollution, and education.