Your Source for Private, Regional Identity Tours in the Mississippi Delta
Chilly Billy Howell, Native Clarksdale and Coahoma County Resident, is your Mississippi Delta Tour Guide
Clarksdale native and Delta Bohemian Tours docent Chilly Billy Howell provides premium, private, personal, always serendipitous, area tours right here in the birthplace of the Blues. His tours are relational, authentic, organic and allow for opportunity to meet local “characters,” while garnering a fuller awareness and understanding of the land, its people and the terroir informing so many types of creative media.
Those desiring a deeper intimacy with and mindfulness of the “Most Southern Place on Earth” will surely enjoy trekking with an eclectic Dude, acutely familiar with the socio-economic, educational, agricultural, riparian, prelapsarian, musical and historical nuances associated with Mississippi Delta culture.
DB Tours offers the traditional three-hour regional-identity tour and an extended four-hour tour of the Mississippi Delta. Also available for customized, farther-reaching contractable tours on an hourly basis, contact Chilly Billy personally for more information and discussion.
The traditional, three-hour regional-identity tour is the most recognized and recommended. We also offer a premium four-hour tour, which includes all the elements of the three-hour, plus an extended visit to and around Moon Lake with its fascinating civil war and Tennessee Williams history. See the Tour Rates and Info Page for more details.
Chilly Billy familiarizes his guests with all the hot spots, blues clubs, music venues, restaurants, and daytime activities they can enjoy with him or on their own time. His central focus with the tours is to acclimate and inform inquisitive, open-minded area guests as to why the Mississippi Delta matters and why it is worth understanding. This ain’ Disney; it’s more like Galapagos in the Deep South.
“Billy’s tour left us with a much deeper knowledge and feel for the Delta. He took 3 adults and 2 kids on a supremely engaging ride through Clarksdale, Friars Point (standing where Robert played and Muddy heard him), to the top of and beyond the levee system as well as a beautiful bank of the mighty Mississippi River, through Stovall, and much of the backcountry. Three hours flew by. Relational is just about right. We experienced the past and present of the Delta…what brings optimism and what holds the region back. We are still talking about it today. Billy is an exceptional guide and a cool cat. Thank you.”
“This was the Best Tour Guide I have ever been with, making sure I got to see the True Delta Past, Present and Future of what this area has to offer.”
“WOW! This was, hands down, the most unique and authentic tour I’ve ever been on. Even my boyfriend, who is generally not a huge guided tour fan, LOVED Billy’s tour. Billy is a true local, super knowledgeable, and kind. I could have driven around with him all day! Words cannot express how impressed I am by this little town of Clarksdale—thanks to Billy! If you’re new to Clarksdale, Billy’s tour is a MUST! Thank you, Billy, for the sincere and truly unique introduction to your beautiful hometown! We forgive you for making it hard to leave. ;)”
Chilly Billy Howell is co-founder and frequent writer/contributor to The Delta Bohemian®.