Confessions of a Jetsetter™

Confessions of a Jetsetter w/ James Tillman

“If I could sum up my travel style and sense of adventure in one iconic album, it would have to be A Tribe Called Quest’s debut, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. Classic, funky, fresh and intelligent! Out of all the traveling I have been fortunate and blessed to do, I have been most at peace and happy when I have the pleasurable company of like-minded family and friends. This album makes the listener feel like they’ve been picked up by a rowdy group of friends to tag along as they traverse the globe, cracking jokes on each other and getting into some trouble here and there, but also sharing in profound moments of personal and collective growth from the journey. 

A type of mellow, feel-good wandering comes to mind every time I listen to this, which is exactly how I’d ideally like to travel. Traveling alone is a nice reprise as well, but I’ve realized that there’s something especially spiritual about a collective traveling together with a unified purpose in mind. I have had some great experiences traveling in the company of open, loving people with good vibes, and some bad experiences in the company of those who are generally negative or pessimistic in new situations or places.  

When I toured with Tune-Yards last year, I saw firsthand how great it can be to travel with people you trust and enjoy being around people that care about you just as much as you care about them. That’s the spirit I intend to foster the next time I hit the road.”


James Tillman


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