In the eastbound lane of New York City, there lived a man named Alex Pall. His drive was to tinker with the DJ for a living, and while the manifestations of his goals became more and more defined, his affinity for the means to his end result became complimented with the necessity to understand that in order to do what exactly he so loved to do, he had to run straight directly at his aims, despite the astigmatisms surrounding his over boiling passion for audible aesthetics.
He was grinding at a part-time job in an art display during this mindset which took over his whole paradigm, and in those weeks he would traverse to the locations of New York City where mics would be held, and it was there he would perform his truth and beauty. His accompanying music supervisor then informed him of an Andrew Taggart who exhibited an interest in replacing the now seatless band mate who walked out on Alex Pall prior to his meeting with Andrew Taggart.
In regards to Andrew Taggart, he began his commute by going to an institution of learnedness in the land of Maine. He originally possessed a direction to finish college. He too had an affection for the beats of electronic masterpieces, but his coeds framed his preferences and tastes for the music as a joke. After senior year came and went through, the electronic was in the air and people were buying records left and right as Andrew Taggart caught wind of the New York bust in getting DJs on the forefront of entertainment. He exported well-done songs to the SoundCloud website, and also pulled off a few public events with his music intact before being motioned into the Big City where an Alex Pall was in need of a new bandmate.
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.