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Jim DiSpirito

Composer Jim Dispirito has enjoyed a long career in music both as a solo performer and as the percussionist for the band Rusted Root from 1993-2001. As part of Rusted Root, Jim recorded a number of major label releases, including the bands' definitive recording effort, WHEN I WOKE. Touring extensively throughout the US, Canada and the UK, Jim has had the opportunity to share the stage with artists such as Santana, the Dave Mathews Band, the Allman Bros. Band, Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, Jewel, Joan Osborne, and Sheryl Crow. In addition to his work scoring the music in My Tale of Two Cities, Jim is also a three-time Emmy Award nominee for his music for television, and has composed music for independent and IMAX films. Jim continues to compose music for film and television and is an active session musician, performing regularly on many recording projects. Jim also continues to perform in a number of ensembles, from the singer/songwriter genre to world-music-fusion groups. For more information on Jim, check out

Carol Lee Espy

Carol Lee Espy is an award winning writer, composer, producer, voice-over artist, a TV and Radio host and a pro-golfer wanna-be. In short a multi-hyphenate. Her favorite projects include collaborations with husband/composer Jim DiSpirito. She resides in Pittsburgh Pa., with husband Jim, their incredible son, a goldfish and screwball dog.

Additional Music by The Newlanders

The NewLanders are a group of Pittsburgh area musicians and songwriters who have researched and rediscovered songs written by, and about, the people of southwestern Pennsylvania. By forging these old tunes in their own style, the Newlanders have created a new sound -- while honoring and preserving the spirit of southwestern Pennsylvania's rich past. For more information, go to

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