Doug Levitt and ‘The Greyhound Diaries’

Doug Levitt’s The Greyhound Diaries is a two-volume set of EPs (extended plays) are the result of an extended music venture. It began in 2004 when Levitt stepped onto the first Greyhound bus to begin this noteworthy audio adventure. It would be more recently highlighted in 2012 with the release of the second EP titled The Greyhound Diaries EP, Vol. 2 in 2012. But first, for those readers who know little about Levitt, here is a bit of background on the artist in question:

Doug Levitt is a multi-instrumentalist musician, a vocalist, a songwriter and a former news reporter. He was born in 1972 in Washington, D.C. As a young man he attended Cornell University. He studied under the late author and astrophysicist Carl Sagan.

He scored a Fulbright Scholarship and earned a master’s degree in International Relations at the London School of Economics in the U.K. He became a foreign correspondent. Working out of London he covered news stories in Bosnia, Iran and Rwanda for such networks as ABC and NBC.

In 2001 Levitt relocated to Nashville, Tennessee. It was there that he met David Henry who produced Americana records for such other artists as Josh Rouse and Guster. It was there that the pair began discussing what would become The Greyhound Diaries.

His first Greyhound trip, froth with the writing of songs and stories about his fellow travelers, began in 2004. Levitt became a traveling troubadour and journalist creating a modern-day WPA – reminiscent recording project unraveling and revealing a true picture of the country. The artistic audio offering is ongoing. It passed the 80,000 mile mark by 2013 and has spun off into a one-man show and a web series as well.

Levitt, who plays both the guitar and piano, has a resume highlighted by live concerts at various venues all over the U.S. He has also been featured on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. The pair of EPs now known as The Greyhound Diaries features guest musician Counting Crows founding member Steve Bowman on drums and were produced by Henry.

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