In creating “The Greyhound Diaries” the former international correspondent Doug Levitt has been described as following in the footsteps of the great folk inspired musicians of The Great Depression. Levitt has been touring the U.S. since 2008 when he embarked on what was planned as a six week journey by Greyhound bus into the very heartland of the nation; Levitt found himself intrigued by the problems facing everyday people he believed were rarely discussed by the national news media based in the major metro areas of New York and Atlanta.
Doug Levitt himself had made his way to London, after a spell at Cornell University, where he studied political science at the London School of Economics before beginning work as an international correspondent for a number of major U.S. based news channels. It was during his time in London that Doug Levitt was inspired to return to the music he had been working on as a younger person and take up the arts as a full time profession. A move to the music capital of Nashville followed that included a musical partnership with producer David Henry who brought musicians from respected rock bands across the U.S. to the recordings of Doug Levitt.
In his work Doug Levitt has already reported he has modeled his recordings on the federally sponsored recordings and radio broadcasts of the 19309s that explored the problems facing the U.S. at its most difficult time. Doug Levitt believes he has been present at some of the most important times in U.S. history as the 2008 economic crisis struck and he saw growing numbers of American’s struggling as they took bus rides across the nation. The one man show of Doug Levitt sees him combine original songs, readings from his book, and images projected throughout his stage show to add power to the messages he is bringing to the public around the world.