Strictly Bluegrass

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HOSTS: (Left to right) Gary Mortensen Ted Branson Sharon Sandomirsky

Strictly Bluegrass is one of the first programs on KOOP radio and the only radio program dedicated to playing Bluegrass music in Central Texas.

For information on bluegrass jams, shows, and festivals, visit the Central Texas Bluegrass Bluegrass Association website.

Host Biographies

Sharon Sandomirsky  

(Programmer of Record)

Sharon has been involved in music all her adult life and has played with   the   Fuzzy Mountain String Band as well as two collaborations with Alice Gerrard. Sharon currently plays rhythm guitar and sings with the central Texas band Hill Country Harmonizers.   Sharon also co-founded the Sugar Hill Records label.

Ted Branson  

Ted Branson arrived in Austin, Texas 45 years ago, has traveled all over North America and acquired a huge music collection on Vinyl and CD. After meeting and seeing Don Stover perform in a Brooklyn Ontario house concert 1971, Ted received a Framus 5 string banjo for Christmas, began jamming in Bluegrass Festival campgrounds, playing on street corners , watching acts perform like The Earl Scruggs Revue, Doug Dillard, John Hartford, The Country Gazette, The Country Gentlemen,  , Doc and Merle Watson, Jimmy Martin and Mac Wiseman. Ted also hosts Under the X in Texas on KOOP Radio every Tuesday morning at 9:00 -11am and Sundays  A Blues Groove 9am-10am...

Gary Mortensen   

 Gary Mortensen has been involved with music all his life – initially, as a woodwind player in school and in the Army Band. But the “Folk Scare” of the sixties hit him hard and he became hopelessly involved in various forms of string band music, including bluegrass, country, Western swing, Eastern swing – everything except rock and roll.

Originally, from Chicago, Gary lived in TX from 2002 through 2011, then spent three years back up north, but has recently returned to TX to stay! He was one of the hosts of Strictly Bluegrass during 2011 and is very excited to be back in the fold!

HOST SCHEDULE    

 

 
Dec 10      Ted  

Dec 17      Sharon (with steve) 

Dec 24      Gary

Dec 31      Sharon (with steve)

 

Jan 7     Gary    

Jan 14   Ted

Jan 21    Gary  

Jan 28    sharon and Gary

 

Feb 4      gary

Feb 11   sharon and Gary

Feb 18   ted MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

Feb 25   sharon and Gary MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

 

 

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Playlists

Strictly Bluegrass

Artist Title Album Play timesort ascending

Tony Rice

Soldier's Joy

Bluegrass Guitar Collection

Sun, 12/10/17 - 5:59 pm Album | Track

Louie Setzer

Christmas in Tennessee

Jukebox Bluegrass

Sun, 12/10/17 - 5:57 pm Album | Track

Flatt and Scruggs

Footprints in The Snow

Flatt and Scruggs At Carnegie Hall! 1962

Sun, 12/10/17 - 5:54 pm Album | Track

Flatt and Scruggs

You Can't Stop Me From Dreaming

Flatt and Scruggs At Carnegie Hall! 1962

Sun, 12/10/17 - 5:53 pm Album | Track

Flatt and Scruggs

Little Darlin' Pal of Mine

Flatt and Scruggs At Carnegie Hall! 1962

Sun, 12/10/17 - 5:51 pm Album | Track

Flatt and Scruggs

Hot Corn, Cold Corn

Flatt and Scruggs At Carnegie Hall! 1962

Sun, 12/10/17 - 5:49 pm Album | Track

Flatt and Scruggs

I Hung My Head and Cried

Flatt and Scruggs At Carnegie Hall! 1962

Sun, 12/10/17 - 5:46 pm Album | Track

Hazel Dickens and The Johnson Mountain Boys

Here Today and Gone Tomorrow

The Sweat of My Brow

Sun, 12/10/17 - 5:41 pm Album | Track

Country Gazette

Highland Dream

American and Clean

Sun, 12/10/17 - 5:35 pm Album | Track

Alan Munder and Joe Carr

Leather Britches

In The Tradition

Sun, 12/10/17 - 5:32 pm Album | Track

Joe Carr and Alan Munde w/ Texas Shorty

Two Differant Worlds

Joe Carr and Alan Munde Windy Days and Dusty Skies

Sun, 12/10/17 - 5:29 pm Album | Track

The Whitstein Brothers

My Curly Headed baby

Rose Of My Heart

Sun, 12/10/17 - 5:23 pm Album | Track

The Whitstein Brothers

Highway Headed South

Rose Of My Heart

Sun, 12/10/17 - 5:21 pm Album | Track

Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick

Touch of God's Hand

Laurie & Kathy Sing the Songs of Vern & Ray

Sun, 12/10/17 - 5:16 pm Album | Track

Vern & Ray

The Buckin' Mule

San Francisco 1968

Sun, 12/10/17 - 5:14 pm Album | Track

Vern & Ray

Little Georgia Rose

San Francisco 1968

Sun, 12/10/17 - 5:12 pm Album | Track

Vern Williams

Old Folks At Home

Bluegrass From the Gold Country

Sun, 12/10/17 - 5:07 pm Album | Track

Craig Smith & Ronnie Stewart

Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Foggy Mountain Special A Bluegrass Tribute to Earl Scruggs

Sun, 12/10/17 - 5:03 pm Album | Track

Chris Hillman

New Old John Robertson

Ridin' My Time

Sun, 12/10/17 - 4:59 pm Album | Track

Chris Hillman

Such Is The World That We Live In

Ridin' My Time

Sun, 12/10/17 - 4:56 pm Album | Track

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