The leading music magazines and radio shows have recently been discovering the artistic work of Doug Levitt, who has been on an almost constant journey across the U.S. using a form of transportation usually reserved only for those who have little or no other options. “The Greyhound Diaries” has been a major success for Doug Levitt as he has launched a multimedia project, including writings, music, and photography; Levitt has gone so far as to launch a YouTube channel that he hopes will allow him the opportunity to bring his artistic vision to more people.
Doug Levitt launched “The Greyhound Diaries” in 2008 after earlier beginning a bus journey around California in a bid to raise awareness of the campaign of John Kerry for President in 2004. The overall journey taken by Levitt now tops 100,000 miles traveling through some of the most economically deprived areas of the U.S. where the bus is largely the only form of mass transportation available to people as they travel for fun or work. As the success of “The Greyhound Diaries” has increased the former journalist has performed at some of the leading musical institutions in the U.S., including the Woody Guthrie Center.
Doug Levitt was born in Washington D.C. to an important political family who have included local council members for the U.S. capital, which is an area Doug Levitt believes protected him from seeing the worst economic problems affecting the nation due to its consistently strong economic situation. After leaving education after completing his postgraduate studies at the London School of Economics, Doug Levitt began a successful career as an international correspondent that he believes still left him unaware of the social issues affecting the U.S. and much of the world.It was only when Doug decided to return to his first loves of art and music that he began exploring the U.S. outside the major metropolitan districts consistently covered by news media on network and cable channels. Doug identified the economic issues of the 2008 global financial breakdown before it became major news and believes many areas of the central U.S. have never recovered from the economic issue of the last decade.