Clayton Hutson Joins Kid Rock’s Crew

Kid Rock is once again hitting the road for the second time in 2018. He is touring with his “Blooded Rock N’ Roll Redneck Extravaganza.” He will be accompanied Brantley Gilbert, Wheeler Walker Jr. and his new production manager Clayton Hutson. This is not the first time that Clayton and Kid Rock are working together this year. Hutson earlier worked with Kid Rock in his American Rock N’ Roll Tour as a stage manager. Ravi Mandalia of the Reporter Expert gave out some of the challenges the first Kid Rock tour was facing and also pointed out that the stage manager by then Clayton Hutson was a significant contributor to its success.

 

Clayton when asked how he found solutions to the challenges they faced in the tour said that he allowed his previous experience as a stage manager as well as a production manager to play a part in guiding him. Hutson had worked hard during the tour and was able to overcome the challenges they were facing during the tour. Confidence was another reason why the tour was a great success as millions of fans showed up to support Kid Rock all across the US. The role that Clayton Hutson played in “The American Rock N’ Roll Tour” is likely to be the main reason why he was asked to join the Kid Rock’s crew. A personal level, Clayton is happy that is going to work with a good team to ensure that the ‘Blooded Rock N’ Roll Redneck Extravaganza Tour” is a success. Clayton feels that he got a solid and a well-built crew that he will not be working with but also living alongside with which will make the summer tour an enjoyable tour. These days Clayton has had a busy schedule as he earlier was with Tim McGraw and Faith Hills on their “Soul2Soul Tour.”

 

When Clay Hutson is not on the road, he resides in Nashville, Tennessee which is considered to be the active and a growing hub for both the music and event industry. Hutson has always had an interest in music since his childhood days. He holds a bachelor’s degree in theater design from Central Michigan University. He also has an M.B.A from Stephen M. Ross School of Business. After his graduation, Clayton has held several positions with a number of live entertainment companies. After working for some years, Clayton discovered that naturally he was an entrepreneur and he started his own business.

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Chainsmokers Release New, Darker Singles

With singles like “Sick Boy” and “Everybody Hates Me” being released in 2018, it is easy to see how the Chainsmokers have evolved and become much darker in their lyrics. The pair behind the hit EDM group, Alex Taggart and Drew Pall, knew that they were taking a big risk when they decided to take their music in this direction, but they knew that they wanted to express who they are and what they thought about within their lyrics. Fortunately for them, their fans absolutely love how the DJ/producer pair are evolving musically and are staying with them through their journey.

The Chainsmokers are different from most of their contemporaries in the dance genre, they don’t just focus on the beats, they want to create music with a deeper meaning behind it that their audience will relate to on an emotional level. Both of these songs address realities of life as a celebrity but in a way that even everyday people in their generation can relate to and understand on their own level.

In “Everybody Hates Me”, the lyrics talk about how it can be incredibly lonely as a celebrity even when hundreds of people around you know your name. No matter how popular someone may be, there is still that paranoia that deep down nobody actually likes you no matter what they are saying. The fact that people know what the Chainsmokers look like and what their names are but have no idea who they actually are as people is something that the duo accepted a long time ago. “Sick Boy” is a song in a similar vein as “Everybody Hates Me” and delves deep into how the social media obsessed society that we live in seems to only value people with likes and upvotes instead of actually caring.

Despite the risks, the Chainsmokers keep rising in popularity and giving their fans new music that is unlike anything else on the radio today. Their journey through music appears to be just beginning and fans are waiting to see what is coming next.

UPDATE Clay Hutson: A Multitalented, Experienced Music Industry Veteran

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Who is Clay Hutson?

Clay Hutson is an entrepreneur who owns a business in the music industry. In looking at an article on The Bro Talk, we can see that Hutson owns a business, which provides services for musicians and event organizers. By trade Hutson is a live sound engineer. Prior to starting his business, he enrolled college in courses pertinent to theater design. He found work at companies in the live music industry and eventually became a project manager. After time had passed and Hutson grew wiser at his position, he decided to manage a firm which manages, produces, and designs concerts. In the music industry, Hutson’s work generally specializes in rock music. He has completed many managerial tasks for performers such as Kid Rock, Pink, and Guns N’ Roses. In 2005 he took part in a world tour for band Garbage, where they traveled to various parts of Europe, Australia, and North America. Here he operated as the monitor engineer. Last year Hutson also added OneRepublic to his list of work experiences, where he operated the automatic rigging system for their Honda Civic Tour.

Hutson traveled to North America and Asia, as the concerts took place there in August and September. Further on in the article there is a question and answer portion for Hutson, where he answers questions on topics ranging from the origins of why he wanted to start his business to how his business attracts new clients. He also goes on to talk about what steps he takes in turning an idea into something real. In doing so he talks about the possible processes of developing new audio, set design, or illumination concepts for the topic. He says that his experiences in the past and present at concerts help him to distinguish what is plausible and what is not. He also goes on to mention how computer aided design plays a major role in the process.

In looking at Hutson’s background in the music business we can cite his early 2011 dealings with DiGiCo in using their products when he was a FOH, monitor engineer, and day-to-day production tour manager. Hutson essentially pushed the DiGiCo consoles through his work as a sound engineer and day-to-day production tour manager. In looking at his current website, he lists himself as a live sound engineer and production manager. His company offers a range of products including, production design, production management, show producer, monitor engineering, logistics management, stage management, and rigging. It says that it can offer budget friendly solutions which can be all-in-one, end-all-be-all solutions.

 

For 20 years Clay Hutson has honed his skills as a production manager and live sound engineer. Since graduating from Central Michigan University with a BFA in

Theatre Design & Technical Production and earning his MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Hutson has played multiple roles in the entertainment industry. He’s been a production manager with Getagrip Touring Inc. since 1999, worked with Ronin Event Creative beginning in 2001 and is now VP of Production. He’s a stage manager for Halsey, stage manager and rigger for Kid Rock and worked in automation and as a rigger with OneRepublic.

 

Passionate about his craft, Clay Hutson is the consummate perfectionist. He enjoys handling the details for events large or small and has experience working in lighting, audio, handling a variety of technical tasks in the truck and the production office and even driving the truck. No detail is too small for this industry veteran. While on tour, he enjoys the challenge of wearing multiple hats. You can find him behind the console, marking the floor and handling the nuts and bolts in the truck to ensure every aspect of every show flows smoothly.

 

Clay Hutson has been production manager for a number of top artists including Prince, P!nk, Guns n’ Roses, The Smashing Pumpkins, Jennifer Nettles, Marilyn Manson, Alice in Chains and even Billy Graham. He has been monitor engineer for Maxwell, Gwen Stefani, Axl Rose, Backstreet Boys, Boston, New Kids on the Block, Kelly Clarkson, Velvet Revolver, Staind and many others. Hutson was also a tour rigger Alice in Chains, Boston, Velvet Revolver and Marilyn Manson and an arena rigger at Opryland Convention Center, Joe Louis Arena, Saginaw Civic Center, the Palace at Auburn Hills and many other venues.

 

Involved in the music industry since childhood, Clay Hutson is now an experienced event manager and music producer and a music industry veteran known for his expertise in engineering, design, production and automation. Known for his long-time love for and mastery of DiGiCo consoles, Hutson started with the hand-built D5 and has since used the SD7, SD8 and the small yet dependable 19-inch SD11 rack-mountable system. These systems provide him with the functionality and sonics he can depend on to control the sound of the voices, acoustic guitars and high-tech wizardry of artists ranging from Maxwell to Marilyn Manson no matter the venue.
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