Reviews from our Driving Tour Customers
First a personal note from Chilly Billy, The Delta Bohemian®.
“I covet honest reviews from tourists who have really listened, learned, and processed what they have seen and heard. Most become lifelong acquaintances and friends. To see ourselves through the eyes of others vulnerable enough to share their impressions of our area, and for me specifically as a service provider to receive constructive feedback is a blessing that has no price tag.
A consistent takeaway noted in feedback is an appreciation for being familiarized with what was, what is and what may be—socio-economically, agriculturally, racially, and culturally. Most inquisitive tourists really want to understand why they are here, as early on in a visit to the Delta they recognize they came for the Blues, but there is that “something” they can’t quite define that is telling them this place is special and worthy of understanding more fully. The French call it “Je ne sais quoi!” We call it “everyday living!”
Every tour is as different as the folks taking one, and for those daring enough to jump into the ubiquitous Delta Bohemian Red Jeep, every jaunt through Clarksdale and the Mississippi Delta is as organic as the planted and involuntary seeds that effortlessly rise from this alluvial topsoil.
Thoughtful touristas who book a tour wanting to understand the Delta, labeled “The Most Southern Place on Earth,” are a joy to spend several hours with exploring this place I call home. To understand regional identity one needs to spend time with locals; and though no one’s thread, mine included, is a complete composite of the Delta, every voice and view from those who rose from this fertile dirt is important in understanding the whole, and the voice of the reviewers is equally important in our understanding ourselves.
The honest encouragement received in the form of written reviews from folks who have experienced a Delta Bohemian Tour is a huge factor in honing and redefining how future tours are constructed.
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Billy is an incredible host and guide. He has supreme knowledge and love of the Delta, giving our tour an authenticity that is perfect for this area. The blues can't really be explained, as is the case with Clarksdale and the Delta- it has to be experienced; and, with Delta Bohemian Tours, it is possible.
Very informative, highly fascinating, and overall well worth it! Billy the tour guide is a sweetheart, very down to earth, and extremely knowledgeable. It was so great meeting you, Billy!
I am so happy that I took this tour with Delta Bohemian. I have been coming to Clarksdale for several years and thought about doing this and finally took the plunge. Billy Howell is so very knowledgeable AND funny ! This is a MUST DO for anyone interested in the history and natural beauty of the delta.
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, Friar's Point (standing where 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 back country. 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.
Holy cats, man, do yourself a big favor and hit up Chilly Billy for a tour of Clarksdale and environs the next time you're there!! Delta Bohemian Tours was suggested to my wife and me by a friend when we asked "what's to do in Clarksdale?" We highly recommend it to you too. Bill Howell will customize a tour to meet your interests, time and resources. We took the "three hour tour", and it went by in a flash. He brought to life people and places, past and present, bluesmen and playwrights, Muddy Waters and the muddy waters, Shackville and Snob Hill, and much much more. Billy himself will charm you with his easy going manner and ready smile. His knowledge of Clarksdale and her characters is deep. We spent the entire three hours enthralled by stories about the hometown he knows inside and out - laughing and learning the whole time. Delta Bohemian Tours is some good mojo!