There are many musical projects that are much deeper than mere entertainment. These musical projects are pieces of art that help us to understand more about ourselves and the world around us. The Greyhound Diaries is a collection of music that mirrors a great depression style journey around the United States on a Greyhound Bus. Doug Levitt is the mastermind behind this project that has turned into two EPs, a web series, and one-man show. The Greyhound Diaries have been featured on Billboard, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and many other large publications. This amazing look at America through the eyes of a musician allows us to see the charm and artistic spirit that still runs through America. Not only was there amazing music created from this project but great documentary footage has now been complied about the beauty of this country in which we live.
Levitt is an incredible musician who is very in touch with the message in which he is spreading throughout the world. Growing up in Washington D.C., Levitt found a great deal of inspiration for his art from a very early age. It was early on in Levitt’s life when he discovered some things that were very hard to deal with. At the age of 16, Levitt lost his father. This is one of the main events that Levitt links to his desire to express his emotions through music.
Levitt started his collegiate career at Cornell University where he earned his bachelors degree. Later, Levitt earned his master’s degree in International Relations at the London School of Economics. While working as a foreign corespondent in London, Levitt realized that his true passion was music. He changed careers and decided to become a singer-songwriter. This is when he made the decision to move to Nashville in 2001. The start of his amazing career was off to a great start. Producer David Henry helped to launch Levitt’s career into what it is today. Henry has continued to be a long-time collaborator with Levitt on his Greyhound Diaries project. The future looks very bright for Levitt as he pushes forward with his amazing musical project.
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