TENSILE TOWN is the debut novel by singer and songwriter RS Perkins. The story is historical fiction with a sizeable dose of love. It's an epic tale, spanning four years from 1967 and into the following decade. Jeff, Barry, Danny, and King (That's right, King) have been best friends since childhood and all have enjoyed their secure environment. The slow creep of free sex, drugs, the war in Vietnam, and godlessness are fracturing the foundation of the community and the relationships of the four friends and their families. Follow the journey, full of love, suffering, jokes, desperation and faith. You will, also, be reminded of some of the best music ever recorded! The music is such an important part of these times and the TENSILE TOWN story that we developed a Spotify Playlist. Search TENSILE TOWN on the streaming platform and you will find ten hours of great music that enhances the atmosphere and provides a new level of story-telling fun. We should be selling TENSILE TOWN in paperback right here, but for now, TENSILE TOWN is available at Amazon and all online booksellers in paperback and ebook.
RS (Randy) Perkins was born and raised in Portsmouth, Ohio. He began his music career at the age of 11 and continues to play, today as a solo artist and with his band SAINTS OF WOODBINE. He has travelled the USA performing his songs as a solo artist and with earlier bands in his career such as Something New, Canterfield Canoe, Child, Paul Booth Effect, and The Rules (with his brother Phil), Frost, Jesse, The Medley Brothers, Sketch, The Randy Perkins Project, and shared the stage with many noteworthy musicians such as Eddie Money, The Call, The Wallflowers, Keb Mo, Alejandro Escaveda, Eric Andersen, George Marinelli, Garry Tallent, Screaming Cheetah Wheelies, Gov't Mule, Tori Amos, Duncan Sheik, Jars of Clay, Rick Elias, and more. Eighteen months after moving to Nashville, Perkins and his songs were signed to D'Ville Record Group owned by Bruce Springsteen's bassist Garry Tallent who produced one album for Perkins' Folk-Funk trio DIGNUS (found on all music streaming platforms). With his ban being named DIGNUS, Perkins got the nickname Diggy and he started Diggy Band, as well as a Van Morrison tribute band called Crazy Face: The music of Van Morrison. Perkins, currently, dedicates his musical time to recording and performing with SOW.