How Doug Levitt Created the Successful Greyhound Diaries

The Greyhound Diaries is an outstanding musical tour project that was created by Doug Levitt. The project focused on showcasing songs, images, and stories to folk-rock and pop fans. Levitt came up with the idea for the project as he was touring Bosnia, Rwanda, and Iran. His work as a foreign correspondent for ABC, CNN, and MSNBC also inspired the creation of the Greyhound Diaries. As Levitt created the project, he wanted to cover over 100,000 miles by the end of 2015.


The Greyhound Diaries received a lot of praise because it portrayed American history through music and pictures. Levitt featured on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Reuters and The Wall Street Journal. Since it was launched, the Greyhound Diaries has led to the creation of published writings, one-man show, two records, one web series, and photo exhibits.


About Doug Levitt


Doug Levitt is an American pop and folk-rock artist known for creating the Greyhound Diaries. He uses the guitar and piano as his main musical instruments. He spent most of his life in Washington, D.C as he attended the Woodrow Wilson High School. Levitt also attended the Cornell University for an undergraduate degree program. As he completed the course, he earned a Fulbright Scholarship. The scholarship covered his masters in International Relations course that he pursued at the London School of Economics.


Musical Career


After finishing his master’s degree at the London School of Economics, Levitt worked as a singer-songwriter and a foreign correspondent. He later decided to relocate to Nashville and met producer David Henry. The American producer was known for producing hit songs for Guster, Yo La Tengo, and Josh Rouse. Levitt and David worked closely in conceptualizing The Greyhound Diaries.


As a foreign correspondent, Levitt toured the world and captured over 20,000 images. He has performed at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Southern Poverty law Center, the Kennedy Center, University of Southern California, and the Wood Guthrie Center. David Henry produced most of his recordings. Steve Bowman, the founder of the Counting Crows, and Craig Wright, a drummer, have also been featured as contributors to Levitt’s musical projects.




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