Allan Scott Band to Perform in Concert May 20 at Lewis
Published: April 29, 2022 at
By: Event Flier
About the Allan Scott Band
Singer and songwriter Allan Scott discovered an
affinity for music at a young age. He was eleven when his brother
started taking guitar lessons.
“I EVENTUALLY TOOK HIS GUITAR AND DIDN’T GIVE IT
BACK,” ALLAN EXPLAINED WITH A LAUGH.”
Raised in a home
that was characterized by his parent’s heated arguments, their eventual
divorce, and his mother’s remarriage which ended with his stepfather being
escorted from their house in handcuffs after an incident of domestic abuse,
Allan remembers his childhood as one marked by rejection.
had heard about God during his childhood and found solace in his growing
passion for music, Allan’s home life continued to deteriorate during his
teen years. He fell into the destructive clutches of drug use, and
eventually, he was expelled from his middle school in Pennsylvania.
Shortly after, he dropped out of school and ended up running from the
“When I got into
drugs and alcohol, I sold all of my musical equipment,” Allan
explained. As his life spiraled further out of control, his musical
ambitions slipped away. At his lowest point, he found himself in
Dallas, with no place to live and smoking crystal meth. In
desperation, he cried out to God.
God’s answer came
in an unlikely form: an arrest. It was during his time in jail that
Allan’s life was radically changed. “It was my nineteenth day
in jail, and I remember thinking – I don’t have to live like this
anymore. At the time I don’t think that I even knew how desperate my
situation was, but God answered my prayer for help. From that point
forward, He gave me the desire to change. In Psalms it says, ‘I am
close to the brokenhearted, I save those who are crushed in spirit.’ He set
me free, forgave me, and gave me a new life.”
As his heart and
mind were transformed, Allan’s dreams of playing music were awakened once
again. “One day, while still in prison, I began to hear these songs in my
head,” Allan explained. He rapidly wrote lyric after lyric of the
songs the Lord placed on his heart. When he was released from jail at
age 22, Allan knew he had to pursue his newly reignited passion for
music. As described in his testimony that was featured on CBN’s The 700 Club, this encounter with Christ radically
changed his life.
Allan began to
lead worship at his local church and minister through music at youth and
campus events. In 2006, he married Jana, a beautiful woman who also
had been set free from a destructive lifestyle.
Now, Allan is in
a mission – one song, one service, and one concert at a time. That
mission is to spread the message that we can approach God’s throne boldly
in our time of need without fear of judgment because of what Jesus
accomplished on the cross. “My desire is to infuse as much as the message
of God’s grace as possible into our music so that when we write, we’re
actually saying something that will affect people,” Allan stated.
addict, dropout, thief and loser Allan
Scott found hope in his jail cell, calling on God to heal the broken
pieces of his life. Over a decade later, this redeemed singer &
songwriter shares his experience in song: the truth that Jesus can turn ANY
mess into a message.