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Floyd the Barber Tribute Artist Allan Newsome
Allan has performed as “Floyd the Barber” for more than two decades having appeared in 17 states and a variety of venues since he began as a tribute artist in 1994. He has experience in front of audiences of all sizes, performing on stage, video, radio, television, podcasts, and personal appearances including emceeing “An Evening with Don Knotts.”
Allan is honored to have worked with cast members from The Andy Griffith Show (TAGS) to include Don Knotts (Barney Fife), George Lindsey (Goober Pyle), Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou), Howard Morris (Ernest T. Bass), Elinor Donahue (Miss Ellie), James Best (Jim Lindsey), Maggie Peterson (Charlene Darling), The Dillards (the Darling boys), Ronnie Schell (Duke on Gomer Pyle USMC), Jackie Joseph (Ramona Ankrum), and more.
Allan appeared as himself in a featured role in the documentary The Mayberry Effect providing insight into the nostalgia that draws fans to The Andy Griffith Show. Allan followed with a co-starring role in the feature film Mayberry Man where here appeared as “Floyd” to rave reviews from Mayberry fans.
Since 1993, Allan has been the webmaster for the iMayberry.com website for The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club. Allan also writes/hosts/produces/publishes Two Chairs No Waiting (a weekly audio podcast and YouTube video production about TAGS – TwoChairsNoWaiting.com) and The Mayberry Bible Study Podcast (MayberryBibleStudyPodcast.com). For more information, visit: www.MayberryBarber.com
It’s been wonderful working with Allan … And observing his transformation into a truly first class Tribute Artist as Floyd the barber. – Jackie Joseph (Ramona Ankrum)