THE 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 guitar/bass, Jennifer's emotive & unique vocals and their distinctive harmonies together. But here's a little more background...
Jennifer Spector and husband David Tieman moved to the Puget Sound area in 2006 to begin taking the Northwest by storm. Jennifer was one of Phoenix, AZ's most popular folk musicians and David was a highly respected jazz musician & fellow acoustic composer. Performing as the power duo, "The Hayburners", they released their self-titled CD in June 2008 featuring guest artists Mike Smith, pedal steel (Gatlin Brothers) and Zak Borden, mandolin (Grammy Nominated Kate MacKenzie, Rachel Harrington) Nova Karina Devonie, accordion (Sugar Hill Records) among others.
Soon after the move, Jennifer Spector received her first songwriting award in her new home state of Washington at the Tumbleweed Music Festival in Richland, WA. She had already been a national finalist at the 2004 prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festivals' Troubadour Competition for songwriting and twice at the Tucson Folk Festival's national honors. She has shared the stage with folk-greats David Wilcox and Christine Lavin and toured regularly around the Southwest.
Besides being recognized as a great songwriter himself, David Tieman's guitar playing was high in demand live and in the studio around the Phoenix Valley and now in Washington State. In their 2008 release, his song "Bluegrass Band" made it all the way to #19 on the National Folk Radio DJ list! He performed regularly with the SOS (Sounds of Swing) Big Band of Bellevue, WA and on occasion with multiple jazz/rock groups in and around the Puget Sound area.