Tim Staudacher

Tim Staudacher studied music at the University of Michigan.  He majored in String Instrument and has taught and performed throughout his career as a multi-instrumentalist.  Currently he is playing mandolins and guitar in Uneven Ground.  Tims interest in performance practices and the music of the British Isles has led to working with the band and also has led to creative compositions in this genre.


Courtney Hutson

Courtney Caye Hutson is a classically trained musician from Muskegon, MI, and has been playing the violin since 2004. She is a proud 2010 graduate of Mona Shores High School and their esteemed fine arts programs, including the Mona Shores Fiddlers. Courtney studied music at Hope College in Holland, MI, where she played in the Hope College Symphonette, and received a Distinguished Artist Award for violin. Her studio credits include performing as a guest violinist on Dave Palmer’s 2015 album, Pussycat, and of course, providing violin and vocals on her own band’s first self-titled album.


Dave Closz

Dave Closz hails from Norton Shores, Michigan. Dave's love of Irish music was awakened upon hearing traditional music in pubs while visiting Ireland. Years later, that love blossomed as he assisted students with guitar and vocals in the after school fiddle group, Mona Shores Fiddlers, of which his son was a member and which was directed by Uneven Ground co-member Tim Staudacher. As a member of Uneven Ground, Dave is supported in developing both guitar and vocal skills by the other band member.


Larry Halverson

Larry Halverson hails from Roosevelt Park, Michigan. Although Larry started playing the saxophone at an early age, he took up the whistle years later after witnessing Kennedy’s Kitchen in concert in 2009.  The Kitchen’s performance ignited in Larry’s soul to learn Irish whistle techniques, while forming his own style. To incorporate UG’s traditional Irish sound, Larry receives whistle, flute, and bodhrán lessons from some of Ireland’s leading performers and instructors.

Larry plays whistles produced by Michael Burke and Gene Milligan. His flute is a custom designed Rudall and Rose-style instrument made by Copley & Boegli.