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!



Oct 8      Jerry Hagins (guest host) with Erin engineer 

Oct 15    sharon  (with gary ) Guest Eddie Collins

Oct 22     Steve Barber guest host

Oct  29    sharon  (with  Gary) 

Nov   5      Gary  
Nov  12     Sharon (with Gary)
Nov  19     Ted    (or Sharon with  Steve )
Nov  26     Gary
Dec  3       Sharon (with  Gary)
Dec 10      Ted (or  Sharon and Steve) 
Dec 17      Sharon (with steve) 
Dec 24      Gary
Dec 31      Gary

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Strictly Bluegrass

Artist Title Album Play timesort ascending

red allen

back up and push

bluegrass reunion

Sun, 10/15/17 - 4:59 pm Album | Track

Crowe Brothers

Go Away with Me

Brothers N Harmony

Sun, 10/15/17 - 4:57 pm Album | Track

Constant Change

As Soon as i get over you

hills of home

Sun, 10/15/17 - 4:55 pm Album | Track

Connie and Babe

Deep Elm Blues

Down the Road to Home

Sun, 10/15/17 - 4:52 pm Album | Track

clover point drifters

lonesome old home

#2 unplugged

Sun, 10/15/17 - 4:48 pm Album | Track

carl Jackson

gonna lay down my old guitar

songs of the south

Sun, 10/15/17 - 4:45 pm Album | Track

buzz buzby

tragic highway

going home

Sun, 10/15/17 - 4:41 pm Album | Track

bob paisley

two more years

live: color of the blues

Sun, 10/15/17 - 4:30 pm Album | Track

bill monroe

dark as the night blue as the day

box set 59-69

Sun, 10/15/17 - 4:24 pm Album | Track

art stamper

red apple rag

the lost fiddler

Sun, 10/15/17 - 4:21 pm Album | Track

ce jones ginny hawker hazel dickens

jelous heart

heart of a singer

Sun, 10/15/17 - 4:18 pm Album | Track

Hazel and Alice

the one i love is gone

pioneering women in bluegrass

Sun, 10/15/17 - 4:15 pm Album | Track

Dave Evans

sun's gonna shine in my back door someday

The best of the Vetco Years

Sun, 10/15/17 - 4:09 pm Album | Track

new kentucky colonels

I'm Blue I'm Lonesome

live in sweeden 1973

Sun, 10/15/17 - 4:06 pm Album | Track

Joe Val

A Vision of Mothers

Music of the Stanley Brothers

Sun, 10/15/17 - 4:03 pm Album | Track

Alan Munde

Clinch Mt Backstep

Music of the Stanley Brothers

Sun, 10/15/17 - 4:00 pm Album | Track

bill monroe

gold rush

bluegrass 1959-69

Sun, 10/15/17 - 3:53 pm Album | Track

bill clifton

the girl i left in sunny tennessee

the early years

Sun, 10/15/17 - 3:51 pm Album | Track

alice gerrard

over the sea

wonderful world

Sun, 10/15/17 - 3:48 pm Album | Track

vern williams band

when the golden leaves begin to fall

traditional bluegrass

Sun, 10/15/17 - 3:45 pm Album | Track


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