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With four decades under their belt, the Rance Allen Group continue to make a joyful noise to the thrill and delight of their ever broadening fan base. The group is preparing for the release of their 25th album and third live recording, Live From San Francisco Bay from Tyscot Records hitting digital and retail outlets on October 28th.

Bishop Rance Allen sums up the message and mission of the group this way, The theme really is to be encouraged in a very kind of depressed time,” says Allen who sees parallels between today’s social climate and that of when his group was formed during the Civil Rights and Vietnam eras. “It’s a time of unusual stress with all of the killings going on, the political mess that’s going on and there’s just so many people who have just moved away from trusting God and believing in Jesus Christ. Our job of encouraging and uplifting will never be done. We’ll have to keep working on this until the Lord comes to take us home.”

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