Produced and mixed by Trina Shoemaker, Edge of Everywhere is the culmination of 120,000
miles of Greyhound journeys and the songs written about fellow travelers at the crossroads.
"Born in West Virginia" - Unmixed rushes
Singer-songwriter Doug Levitt has traveled over 12 years and 120,000 Greyhound miles, writing songs, stories, and gathering images of fellow travelers struggling to get by. He has performed pieces of his Greyhound Diaries project at venues ranging from prisons, VAs and shelters, to The Kennedy Center, Woody Guthrie Center, and Southern Poverty Law Center.
The BBC has followed Levitt's ongoing travels for a series set around his journeys and songs.
The Museum of Social Justice in Los Angeles mounted a large multimedia exhibition of his work in 2019 that drew record numbers.
The BBC has said Levitt "Reveals the power of pathos over indifference, connection over coarseness. Not unlike his hero Woody Guthrie, who rode the rails, Levitt’s music and journey weave a story that’s as timely as it is timeless.”
He has been interviewed/profiled by CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Billboard, Reuters, the UK's ITV Channel 4, and The Independent.
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 received the Speranza Foundation's Lincoln City Fellowship for his music in 2019.