THE GREYHOUND DIARIES
OVER 15 YEARS AND 150,000 BUS MILES IN SONG, STORY AND IMAGE
Singer-songwriter Doug Levitt has traveled over 15 years and 150,000 Greyhound miles, writing songs, stories, and gathering images of fellow travelers struggling to get by. He has performed at venues ranging from prisons, VAs and shelters, to The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and the Woody Guthrie Center.
The BBC has followed Levitt's ongoing travels for radio documentaries set around his journeys and songs. The Museum of Social Justice in Los Angeles mounted a large multimedia exhibition of his work.
Prior to his Greyhound project, Doug was a London-based foreign correspondent and filed dispatches from places such as Rwanda, Iran and Bosnia for, among others, CNN, NBC and ABC. A graduate of Cornell University, where he was a mentee of Carl Sagan's in Critical Thinking, Doug received a Fulbright Scholarship and earned his masters in Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict from the London School of Economics. Before that, he graduated from the Washington, DC public schools.
He was made a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and received a Speranza Foundation fellowship for his music.