Articles written by: Courtney S. Lennon

Courtney is the Founder and Editor of TJ Music Magazine. She specializes in Texas, and Ameripolitan Music. Courtney is the author of "Live Forever: The Songwriting Legacy of Billy Joe Shaver" (2020 / Texas A&M University Press). She has written features on artists including Guy Clark, Terry Allen, Dale Watson, Rodney Crowell, and Wanda Jackson.

Lone Star Landmark Albums: The Late Great Townes Van Zandt

Lone Star Landmark Albums: The Late Great Townes Van Zandt

By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor In 1972, at just 28 years, he was already called “The Late Great Townes Van Zandt,” a premonition that “The Electric Cowboy” would live fast and die young, but remain forever […]

Remembering Gary Austin

Remembering Gary Austin

Remembering Gary Austin October 18, 1941 – April 1, 2017 By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor Photos, Nelson Blanton Gary Austin was the Founder of The Groundling Theatre in Los Angeles. He was instrumental in the development of […]

Willie Nile’s American Ride: The TJ Interview

Willie Nile’s American Ride: The TJ Interview

By Courtney S. Lennon, Editor It was once a place where writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Mark Twain spent time honing their craft, but these days, Buffalo, NY is a city best known […]

Dom Flemons: At The Crossroads of Sound – The TJ Interview

Dom Flemons: At The Crossroads of Sound – The TJ Interview

  By Courtney S. Lennon, Editor Dom Flemons is a character. A refreshing burst of in-your-face, Old-Time tradition, his presence in today’s music is essential. Shaped by a diverse background and never-ending, intensive journey through […]

Guy Clark & His Craft: The Turnstyled Junkpiled Interview

Guy Clark & His Craft: The Turnstyled Junkpiled Interview

By Courtney S. Lennon, Editor Guy Clark is a writer’s writer. He puts the work in. But somehow it always seems effortless. And that’s what’s so great about him. With that trademark Texas twang and slow, […]