Native Son Tours
Native Son Tours
The very best in New Orleans tours!
Have you ever had a French Creole, native son of New Orleans introduce you to the murky depths of the Crescent City? I am a student of history and folklore, but I also grew up on these stories. My roots reach back to the city’s founding, almost 300 years ago, and there are many historical figures I count among my relations, including: J. Blanc Monroe and famed Storyville photographer E.J. Bellocq. Let me “tell ya’ like I heard it,” then I’ll tell you the facts. I promise an exceptional experience every time!
Small and Personal Experiences
I specialize in small groups and personalized adventures. While the legal size limit on tour groups is twenty-eight people, I usually will cut off at twelve. Why be part of the crowd when instead I can be your new best friend for a few hours? Everyone gets to ask questions, there is more time to expand on particular things should you wish, and no one ‘sits at the back of the class.’ History, folklore, geek culture, pop culture, and an encyclopedic knowledge of the food and entertainment scene are a few of the skills I’m ready to put at your service!
Loki at the Avenue Pub!
Beginning March 13th I will be joining the team at The Avenue Pub where I will be “touring in place” sharing stories from our history and folklore.
There are six tables available for each seating (Noon and 3pm), which includes space for social distancing, so please contact me to reserve your spot as soon as you can! (You must book directly through me not the pub, that is part of what they hired me for!)
To book you may either use the contact form here on my website, or you may also reach me through my Facebook page. Let me know how many in your party and which date / time you prefer, as well as any other questions you might have! I look forward to seeing you there!
“New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin.” Mark Twain
“Outside the window New Orleans, the vieux carre, brooded in a faintly tarnished languor like an aging yet still beautiful courtesan in a smokefilled room, avid yet weary too of ardent ways.” William Faulkner, Mosquitoes, 1927
“If New Orleans is not fully in the mainstream of culture, neither is it fully in the mainstream of time. Lacking a well-defined present, it lives somewhere between its past and its future, as if uncertain whether to advance or to retreat. Perhaps it is its perpetual ambivalence that is its secret charm. Somewhere between Preservation Hall and the Superdome, between voodoo and cybernetics, New Orleans listens eagerly to the seductive promises of the future but keeps at least one foot firmly planted in its history, and in the end, conforms, like an artist, not to the world but to its own inner being–ever mindful of its personal style.” Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume, 1984