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Doug Levitt’s Greyhound Diaries Documents Middle America

Doug Levitt is currently a folk music singer-songwriter. His American style music aims to highlight the reality of the country. He started his career life as a foreign correspondent in London for CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and Billboard. He studied initially at Cornell University. After studying there, he earned his masters in International Relations at the London School of Economics.

 

After working for some time as a foreign correspondent, Levitt decided to pursue a singer-songwriter career. He has always been musically gifted throughout his life. He chose to pursue a music career based on his lifelong ambition to become a musician. He packed up out of London and moved to Tennessee. At his new home there was music inspiration everywhere. He ended up meeting the Americana music producer David Henry. They decided to work together.

 

Greyhound Diaries is perhaps Doug Levitt’s most acclaimed and most well known music works to date. The Greyhound Diaries is a compilation of stories and songs. The work was seven years and seventy thousand miles by Greyhound bus in the making. The work is invaluable to get a good idea of what middle America is like right now. Poverty, darkness, strength, pain, and dead dreams of the middle America are revealed in his truthful work. It’s not always a beautiful story he tells or sings. It is often a sad picture that is conjured up by his work.

 

Greyhound Diaries was achieved by Doug Levitt hitting the road on the Greyhound bus line. He listened to the people speaking to one another on the bus. He interviewed people who were interested in talking with him about their troubles. Doug Levitt kept diaries and 20,000 photographs of each part of the country.

 

His efforts have resulted in a dark, grim, yet hopeful look at the American dream. Doug Levitt, Steve Bowman, Craig Wright, Steve Earle, Eric Church, and David Henry put the finishing touches on the Greyhound Diaries. Hopefully, Doug Levitt will continue to create his American folk music about the struggles of everyday Americans.