Cassio Audi’s early music career

Cassio Audi is known in today’s business circles as a shrewd business executive. He is a brilliant mind when it comes to financial investments. However what is unknown to many is that Cassio Audi led his early life as a musician. He was playing for a Brazilian band called the Viper Rock Band. He joined the group during his teen age. Cassio Audi founded the group band alongside four others. The Viper Rock Band gained prominence in the southern American state of Brazil and the entire Latin America region rapidly. The group was established in 1985. Cassio Audi joined the group as a drummer. However, the five members of the group divided the responsibilities among themselves. Each picking the area where they felt comfortable with. Cassio Audi featured in the group alongside Andre Machos, Filipe Machida, Yves and Pitt Passarell.

Cassio Audi and the band drew their inspiration in rock music from a British music band that was very popular in the 1980’s. After starting off as a drummer, Cassio Audi went ahead to become a music composer. He independently composed some of the tracks on their debut album. They released their first demo album which comprised of songs such as Killera. They continued to produce two official albums during his tenure in the group; the Soldiers of Sunrise and Theatre of Fate. The two albums received a great reception from both fans and critics. However, one thing remained constant, the group was talented and destined for better things in the future. The Viper Rock Band was able to perform in numerous shows in different parts of the world in a bid to popularize their music albums.

Cassio Audi left the Viper Band in 1989 when he decided to go back to college to pursue a degree in business administration. He later joined Sao Paulo University for an MBA in Finance.

A Modern Day Folk Hero

Doug Levitt is a writer; musician and journalist who choose to make a wonderfully authentic American journey across the United States riding the iconic Greyhound Bus.

He’s definitely a folk hero sort of guy, writing songs about the people and places he encounters on his travels. Doug Levitt says he was inspired by an interest in people who struggle to survive and who are generally the ones who ride the Greyhound Bus in the first place. His songs reflect his observations about situations and locations and the great variety of people he’s met along the way.

Although he originally intended to make a 6 week trip, it became a lifelong passion and so far has traveled 70,000 across America over a period of 7 years, collecting stories, writing and singing his own songs. His voice is unique; not perfect, but honest, easy to listen to and clearly emotionally connected to every word he sings. His music is available at Amazon. He still travels with his journal, camera and guitar.

His book “Greyhound Diaries: Eastbound Edition” is available on Amazon. The reviews describe a compassionate author with the ability to create a sense of time and place. As he travels in the same way and often with the same destination, he is in the unique position of meeting people he might never come across and learning their personal stories. He has a clear understanding of how poverty shapes lives and wants others to be aware of that aspect of American life. He clearly hasn’t finished yet as he keeps an up to date Twitter account where he continues to share his ongoing experiences with his writing and profound photographs. He still travels with his journal, camera and guitar.