Articles written by: Courtney S. Lennon

Courtney S. Lennon is the founder and editor of Turnstyled, Junkpiled, the name taken from the Townes Van Zandt song. Courtney's interest and passion lies in Texas music. She has written features on Guy Clark, Wayne Hancock, Radney Foster, Rodney Crowell, Terry Allen, and Ryan Bingham to name a few. Courtney is the author of "Live Forever: The Songwriting Legacy of Billy Joe Shaver," a forthcoming book on legendary Texas songwriter Billy Joe Shaver. She is also contributing to "For the Sake of the Song," a book outlining the songs of Texas Troubadour Townes Van Zandt.

TJ Editor, Courtney Lennon’s Birthday Playlist

TJ Editor, Courtney Lennon’s Birthday Playlist

Playlist: TJ Editor Courtney Lennon’s 33 picks on her 33rd birthday. From “Sweet Revenge” to “Southern Comfort,” from Country to Soul, here’s what we’re listening to today at TJ: Tracks: 1. “Sweet Revenge” John Prine […]

Terry Allen: Crossing The Horizon

Terry Allen: Crossing The Horizon

“If you ever get really depressed, put on a Terry Allen album. It will just make you smile. His sense of humor, way with words, and the situations he writes about, it’s priceless.” – Guy Clark […]

John McEuen: The TJ Interview

John McEuen: The TJ Interview

John McEuen: The TJ Interview By, Courtney S. Lennon, Editor Marking his 70th year in life and 50 years since the inception of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John McEuen’s latest solo album, Made in […]

Van Morrison’s Keep Me Singing

Van Morrison’s Keep Me Singing

By Courtney Sudbrink Lennon, Editor At the age of 71, the recently knighted, Northern Irish soul prodigy, Van Morrison has released his 36th studio album, Keep Me Singing, a reminder that no matter the decade, […]

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, […]