Strictly Bluegrass

Now Playing on KOOP: Crate Digger's Gold - Wednesdays at 4:30pm

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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 42 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 Monday's A Blues Groove 10am-11am...

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!




June 11      Sharon and Steve

June 18      Sharon 

June 25      Ted

July 2         ted

July 9        gary

July 16 -    sharon

July 23 -    ted  

July 30 -  sharon  with gary

Aug 6 -    gary  

Aug  13 -  sharon and steve

Aug  20 -   ted  

Aug   27 - gary  

Sept 3    gary

Sept 10  sharon  and steve

Sept 17   ted  

Sept 24  sharon  and gary

Oct 1      gary

Oct 8      ted  

Oct 15    sharon and gary

Oct 22    Ted

Oct 29    Sharon or Gary

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Strictly Bluegrass

Artist Title Album Play timesort ascending

kuykendaull & Hicks

ashokan farewell

forever and a day

Sun, 6/25/17 - 4:55 pm Album | Track

al jones and the spruce mt boys

calling your name

cheap love affair

Sun, 6/25/17 - 4:52 pm Album | Track

sawtooth mountain boys

I could change my mind

live at grass valley

Sun, 6/25/17 - 4:50 pm Album | Track

rouse brothers

orange blossom special

railroad in folksong

Sun, 6/25/17 - 4:46 pm Album | Track

loafers blues

milwaukee blues

loafer's blues

Sun, 6/25/17 - 4:37 pm Album | Track

kentucky rose

brakeman's Blues

live at grass valley

Sun, 6/25/17 - 4:34 pm Album | Track

seldom scene


scene it all

Sun, 6/25/17 - 4:30 pm Album | Track

IIIrd Tyme Out

only you

timeless Hits from the Past

Sun, 6/25/17 - 4:26 pm Album | Track

jim and jesse


bluegrass and more

Sun, 6/25/17 - 4:24 pm Album | Track

dry branch fire squad

bring it on home to me

echoes of the mountains

Sun, 6/25/17 - 4:20 pm Album | Track

flatt and scruggs

i know what it means to be lonesome

box set 59-63

Sun, 6/25/17 - 4:16 pm Album | Track

carter family

lonesome for more

shadow of clinch mountain

Sun, 6/25/17 - 4:13 pm Album | Track

leslie riddle

i know what it means to be lonesome

step by step

Sun, 6/25/17 - 4:10 pm Album | Track

flatt and scruggs

salty dog blues

complete mercury sessions

Sun, 6/25/17 - 4:02 pm Album | Track

bill monroe

muleskinner blues

bill monroe

Sun, 6/25/17 - 3:55 pm Album | Track

chubby wise

stone's rag

an american original

Sun, 6/25/17 - 3:49 pm Album | Track

jim and Jessee

dill pickle rag

bluegrass at newport 59-63

Sun, 6/25/17 - 3:47 pm Album | Track

Bill Monroe

working on a building

the music of Bill Monroe

Sun, 6/25/17 - 3:43 pm Album | Track

Carter Family

Working on a Building

in the shadow of clinch mountain

Sun, 6/25/17 - 3:40 pm Album | Track

Leslie riddle

working on a building

step by step

Sun, 6/25/17 - 3:35 pm Album | Track


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