Doug Levitt is an American songwriter and a singer and also a writer. He joined the Cornell University where he was taught by the late Carl Sagan who was an author and astrophysicist. Doug then joined London School of Economics after receiving a scholarship and attained a master’s degree in international relations. He worked as a reporter for CNN and MSNBC among others where he gathered information from people in Iran and Rwanda as well as Bosnia. Mr. Levitt then changed his profession to singer and songwriter and also a writer. He worked with music producer David Henry and together they began The Greyhound Diaries project.
He traveled more than 100,000 miles by a Greyhound bus and interviewed travelers. It resulted in him writing songs and stories and also images of fellow travelers mainly of poverty and social problems. Levitt performed his music in political rallies and city meetings and also in bus stations. He burned CDs of the songs after returning home and also he wrote a book known as The Greyhound Diaries which was printed by Dogged Pony. He has also produced Website called douglevitt.com that features his music and narrates the political change in the US and conflict in the Middle East. He has uniquely shared his music through supporting the Democratic Party which he says is a source of contentment.
The Greyhound Diaries project has resulted not only in a pair of extended play soundtracks and a One-man-show but also published writings and photo exhibits as well as a web series. It is a work that Mr. Levitt first demonstrated on the WPA initiatives of the 1930s which were the effort to render a complete America portrait at a crisis point in history. Doug Levitt has focused on western art images which show every July. The paintings appear at the Calgary Hyatt Regency art shows as well as Calgary Stampede Western Art shows.
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