The Ginger UPs
So 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 & 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. Our single "Bluegrass Band" 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.