Produced by Grammy-winning producer/engineer Trina Shoemaker (Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow), Edge of Everywhere is the culmination of Doug Levitt's 120,000 bus 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 about 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.
Doug has been interviewed/profiled by CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Billboard, Reuters, the UK's ITV Channel 4, and The Independent. He was made a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the U.K. and he received the Speranza Foundation's Lincoln City Fellowship for his music in 2019-20.
There are songs about ex-offenders on roads to redemption; a corrido about a Latino trucker who returned home from the store one morning to find his 10-year-old son shot by an errant bullet in a shootout; a woman truck driver and former Air Force MP who raised her son alone, a dad who travels every two weeks by Greyhound to pickup his son hours away so he can do better for him away from the streets he grew up in; a guy turning himself into federal prison for a parole violation. It is a moving reflection of America at the margins, by the narrowest of margins.
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 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.