Articles written by: Courtney S. Lennon

Kin to legendary songwriter Stephen Foster, Courtney is a strong voice in the roots community. She is the founder and Editor of Turnstyled, Junkpiled Music Magazine, which she started after moving to Los Angeles in 2011. Courtney has contributed to No Depression, Lone Star Music Magazine, Texas Music Magazine, and Buffalo, NY-based JAM Magazine. She has written features on Ryan Bingham, Guy Clark, Terry Allen, Rodney Crowell, Radney Foster, Dale Watson, and Wanda Jackson, among others. She is the author of the forthcoming book, "Live Forever: The Songwriting Legacy of Billy Joe Shaver" (Texas A&M University Press).

You Are About To Become Involved With Van Dyke Parks!

You Are About To Become Involved With Van Dyke Parks!

You Are About To Become Involved With Van Dyke Parks! Words, Courtney S. Lennon Illustrations, Mandy Newham-Cobb It’s eleven in the morning on a mid-June day and Van Dyke Parks is at home in Los […]

The Hero of Texas Music History

The Hero of Texas Music History

Brian T. Atkinson is a chief innovator of modern-day music writing. The critically acclaimed Austin-based author isn’t just a biographer, he’s  a songwriting historian, saving the works of Texas greats for generations to come. With […]

Tales From Texas Music: The Electric Cowboy and The Hillbilly Hero

Tales From Texas Music: The Electric Cowboy and The Hillbilly Hero

Ever wonder what it would be like to see Texas songwriting greats Townes Van Zandt, and Wayne Hancock play a show together? Editor Courtney S. Lennon wanted to find out, so she created “Tales From […]

Wayne “The Train” Hancock: Man of the Road

Wayne “The Train” Hancock: Man of the Road

Welcome to our latest e-Zine, Wayne “The Train” Hancock: Man of the Road. TJ Editor, Courtney S. Lennon takes you to hang out with Wayne “The Train,” listen to stories and see him play. She also […]

A Note From Our Editor

A Note From Our Editor

A Note From Our Editor: When I founded Turnstyled Junkpiled in 2010, I opted to call it an ‘Americana Music Magazine.’ While eight years ago, Americana was the only genre that represented roots music, this […]

Song Premiere [James Steinle “Look Out Below Mama” ]

Song Premiere [James Steinle “Look Out Below Mama” ]

Turnstyled Junkpiled premieres Austin, Texas, based singer-songwriter, James Steinle’s new song, “Look Out Below Mama,” from his forthcoming, debut album, South Texas Home Coming –due out August, 17, 2018. Produced by John Ross Silva (The Gougers), the […]

Radney Foster: Songs, Stories & The Greatest Show On Earth

Radney Foster: Songs, Stories & The Greatest Show On Earth

Welcome to TJ Music’s first eZine. Radney Foster: Songs, Stories & The Greatest Show On Earth. TJ Editor, Courtney S. Lennon, takes you to hang out with one the greatest songwriters of their generation, listen to […]

Wanda Jackson: The Queen of Cool

Wanda Jackson: The Queen of Cool

By Courtney S. Lennon, Editor It is mid-September, 2017. Wanda Jackson, The First Lady of Rockabilly, is at home in Oklahoma, the place of her birth and where she has spent almost her entire life. […]

Radney Foster: The Storyteller of Del Rio

Radney Foster: The Storyteller of Del Rio

By Courtney S. Lennon Radney Foster is at home in Nashville, Tenn., where he has lived for over 30 years. The Del Rio, Texas native, is in the middle of fixing supper, on a short […]

Chris Fullterton: Epilepsy Blues

Chris Fullterton: Epilepsy Blues

  Chris Fullerton: Epilepsy Blues By Courtney S. Lennon, Editor On his debut album, Epilepsy Blues (Eight 30 Records), Austin-based singer-songwriter, Chris Fullterton courageously looks his own mortality straight in the eye and comes out […]

Rodney Crowell: Close Ties & Last Goodbyes

Rodney Crowell: Close Ties & Last Goodbyes

By Courtney S. Lennon, Editor Rodney Crowell is at home in Franklin, Tenn., about 30 miles south of Nashville. The East Houston native, speaks with a polite southern drawl, sounding like a Texas gentleman. At […]

Dale Watson: On the Road to Memphis

Dale Watson: On the Road to Memphis

By Courtney S. Lennon, Editor Dale Watson is about 75 miles from Memphis, headed toward his new home, located less than a mile away from Graceland. Dalevis, as he’s known as in the Bluff City, […]