The Modern Day Woodie Guthrie

Doug Levitt can best be described as a modern day Woodie Guthrie. We cannot reference Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp or Bruce Springsteen yet as they still record and tour, but Doug Levitt is a modern day activist who keeps his eye on every day America and the Americans who populate this great country. He seems to be cut from the same cloth as the greats just mentioned. He makes his message known through excellent music and photography that ranges from average to extraordinary. His music can be heard through live performances from homeless shelters to places like The Kennedy Center. He is the type of person who is well-known yet rarely publicized. This is a man who has a keen eye for the art in everyday life and a talented ear for being able to create music and lyrics that also reflect that.

 

His website “The Greyhound Diaries” is the web version of just that. A diary of his travels on the Greyhound line encompassing 12 years and 120,000 miles. If this man has not seen it all, he has seen quite enough to put together a very impressive collage of photographs. These photographs show the everyday Americans who are either down on their luck or almost there, and they are referenced in towns that you could say the same about. If you want to see an America that you only hear about on the news or news programs, visit his site. If you want to hear his songs live, follow his travels and itinerary. You will not be disappointed.

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