Doug Levitt is an american folk artist looking to tell the story of America’s downtrodden. He road a Greyhound bus on a search for the American Dream. In his songs he told the stories of folk’s he came across. He has a magic knack of telling the stories that others couldn’t tell so he tells them for them. He traveled over 100,000 miles on a bus to tell the story of others trying to get by. He explains that the stories he has ran into reflect America’s socio-economic times and also helped him get through his father’s suicide. He feels the pain of the others around him struggling welded into one picture along with the pain he feels from the turmoil he has been through. Not many people ride a Greyhound bus on a day to day basis, so he found that others have been through similar circumstances by going on his journey. His song “Highway signs” reflects a lot on his journey and inspiration he got for “The Greyhound Diaries”. The Greyhound Diaries reflects what American’s went through in th 20’s. By going through the journey on the bus he explains has helped bring him to a level of closure from his father’s death. A big basis of the Greyhound diaries is based on the 1920’s which reflects a lot of situations America is going through at the moment. Doug Levitt speaks for those who don’t have a voice, and he felt obligated to tell his story through music.