"Born in West Virginia" - Unmixed rushes
Produced by Trina Shoemaker (Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow, Josh Ritter), Edge of Everywhere is the enthralling culmination of 120,000 miles of Greyhound journeys and the songs written about fellow travelers at the crossroads.
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.
Doug 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.