Colin B Tyler
Entertainer, Chef, Tour Guide
Thirty-five years ago, at the age of 19, Colin sold his horse, Dodge Dart and saddle, left his childhood home in Northern California and came to New Orleans. He spent the next 25 years entertaining and operating nightclubs on Bourbon Street.This website is a glimpse of his career including the time of his Katrina evacuation to South Florida. There, he and his wife successfully opened Maia’s Creole Cafe as well as spearheaded and put together three Mardi Gras and other festivals on Krome Avenue which benefits went to the Habitat for Humanity, and the American Red Cross.
Here you’ll see pictorials and testimonials supporting the many facets of his career. He’s “old school”, he can take you around the French Quarter like only Colin B Tyler can. Let him plan an itinerary for your stay in New Orleans. He is your backstage pass to New Orleans. An original character of the French Quarter himself, Colin the Bourbon Street Cowboy also known as “Showtime” will show you the old world charm and local flavor “old school” of the French Quarter’s oldest, famous, popular and charming establishments where a cocktail, beverage or an appetizer is sampled. Learn the history, tales and characters of New Orleans.
A lot of photos shown throughout this website are recovered from Hurricane Katrina. I’m grateful that I was lucky enough to have found them since others have lost everything. These photos are my memories of my accomplishments and the beautiful people I’ve met before/after Katrina. I’m proud to share them with you. I hope you enjoy them. – Colin B Tyler
with friends and family