Articles written by: Courtney S. Lennon

Courtney is the editor of TJ and a No Depression, Lone Star Music Magazine and Texas Music Magazine contributor. Her interest and passion lies in Texas music, with focus on West Texas and Texas country. She has written features on the likes of Terry Allen, Ryan Bingham, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Radney Foster, and Wanda Jackson to list a few. Courtney is currently working on an upcoming book that will be part of the Texas A&M University Press John and Robin Dickson Series, ‘Live Forever: The Songwriting Legacy of Billy Joe Shaver’ an oral history outlining Texas legend Billy Joe Shaver’s life and songwriting narrated by his friends and peers in the music industry. Courtney is also contributing to "For The Sake of The Song" a forthcoming book on Texas troubadour Townes Van Zandt.

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, […]