With over 20 years in the music industry, Clay Hutson is becoming the go-to man for large, live rock and roll performances. Having worked several jobs out of college in the live performance area, he has taken all those skills learned and opened his own business. He is no stranger to hard work and long hours. And, his reputation is preceding itself.
Clay Hutson has been able to turn his passion into his entrepreneurial dream. With a passion for theater and live stage performances, he is a hands-on owner. He has learned to have consideration for the experiences and always seeks aesthetic perfection. Usually, he shows up first thing in the morning and is there well into the night. He makes sure he checks, and double checks, everything. Personal responsibility is vital to Hutson. He knows that his reputation is on the line and that the only way he continues to get more business is through his excellent stage management and execution.
Hutson has worked with huge rock and roll performers, like Pink and Kid Rock. He is used to putting on mammoth shows and these performers rely on his expertise to get the job done. Keeping up with current technology allows Hutson to be on the cutting edge of live performance. As equipment becomes lighter and jumbo screens become better, the audience’s entertainment is heightened by the new things that can be done during a performance.
Hutson’s idea for the company emerged when the recession hit, and his current employer was being affected. He chose to go out on his own. Taking with him all his knowledge and contacts, he was able to make a name for himself and continually build upon it. One thing that he attributes to his success is simple, his iPhone. Being able to harness his entire business and contact list from one device has streamlined his ability to be on top of everything.
While Hutson will do whatever he needs to do to make a show go off without a hitch, it does not come without hard work and dedication. It is something he has a passion for and devotes much of his time. He maps out everything, down to the smallest details and as a concert is ongoing, he is orchestrating its wrap-up. All of this work and planning has led to a great reputation and working with some of the biggest names in rock and roll.