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Clay Hutson: A Multitalented, Experienced Music Industry Veteran

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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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