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Allan Scott Band to Perform in Concert May 20 at Lewis County Fairgrounds

 

Published: April 29, 2022 at 01:15 p.m.

By: Event Flier

 

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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.

 

Although Allan 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 police.

 

“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.

 

Former drug 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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