The Ginger UPs
Who are these Ginger UPs?
The new original music of long-time partners and co-songwriters Jennifer Spector & Dave Tieman draws inspiration from their favorites... 50's jazz, 60's cocktail culture, 70's classic tunesmiths, 80's pop and 90's modern folk. They are crafting songs that are both fresh and timeless, featuring David's exceptional musicianship on electric guitar/bass, Jennifer's acoustic guitar, her emotive & beautifully unique vocals and their distinctive harmonies together.
Their accolades include a top ten national songwriting finalist at the Telluride Troubadour Competiton and twice a finalist at the Tucson Folk Festival competition. Jennifer received her first Washington State honor at the Tumbleweed Folk Festival in September 2007 as a top finalist and David placed 1st alternate in the 2008 competition. Besides being recognized as a great songwriter, David's guitar playing continues to be in demand live & in the studio around the Puget Sound.
Our Radio-Play Highlights
As The Hayburners, we charted for 2 months in a row with the national/international FOLK DJ list and The Roots Report. Dave's single was #19 for top songs & we are listed just shy of the Top 40 at #42 for top albums for August 2008. But we peaked up at #27 in the month of July 2008 as well as being top 40 @ #35 for top artists!
Thank you to all the folk DJ's in the US, Canada, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Israel for sharing our music with their listeners.