Countless artists in the US have spent their entire lives on the road. Traveling opens them up to new ideas and broader perspectives, according to Bob Dylan. An artist gets to understand the commonalities shared by all Americans by visiting the entire nation. This way, the performers come up with compelling and accurate content which captures the very essence of the American people. That is as opposed to an artist existing in a bubble.
Greyhound Diaries Guy
Doug Levitt has been traveling to remote and far flung corners of the continent for years. Many people have come to know him as the ‘Greyhound Diaries guy’. The American singer cum songwriter started out his career as a media correspondent. He’s worked with the ABC, NBC and other tier one channels in the US.
100,000 Miles in 10 Years!
Then one day, he decided to call it quits with his career. He boarded a Greyhound bus, and he has never looked back once, again. Sources claim that he’s now done well over 100K miles on these buses. The travels allow him a unique opportunity to hear of surreal stories, tales, and songs along the way. He also captures photos of his destinations.
One interesting thing about his travels is the access it has given him to the marginalized societies. The man has witnessed, firsthand, the gory reality of life in the American heartlands. “These are the images which you’ll never find on the mainstream media”, he asserts.
Doug, Savior of the Struggling Folks
In an attempt to bring more people on board in his ambitious project, he’s set to launch a web diary on top of releasing a series of EP recordings. Levitt currently holds free for all concerts and events all across the places he frequents. Speaking in an interview with the www.dcist.com, Doug noted his inspiration as being the undocumented poverty and crises ailing the US.
About Doug Levitt
Doug grew up in Washington D.C. He comes from a well-to-do middle class family. He is a beneficiary of private school education and this, to him, leads to some folks not fully appreciating the full extent of diversity in the communities we live in. At the Wilson High School, Doug sang in the choir. Find Doug on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin.