Strictly Bluegrass

Now Playing on KOOP: Darkside Daddy - Saturdays at 2:00pm


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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!




Aug 6 -    Sharon and Steve  

Aug  13 -  Ted  

Aug  20 -   Sharon and Steve 

Aug   27 - gary  

Sept 3    gary

Sept 10  gary

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  

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Strictly Bluegrass

Artist Title Album Play timesort ascending

Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick

Just Like Rain

O Sister!

Sun, 9/17/17 - 3:41 pm Album | Track

Laurie & Kathy

My Clinch Mountain Home

Sing the Songs of Vern & Ray

Sun, 9/17/17 - 3:37 pm Album | Track

Kathy Kallick Band



Sun, 9/17/17 - 3:33 pm Album | Track

Suzy Thompson

Lawdy Blues


Sun, 9/17/17 - 3:28 pm Album | Track

The Kentucky Colonels

Memphis Special

Living In The Past

Sun, 9/17/17 - 3:26 pm Album | Track

The Kentucky Colonels

If Your Ever Gonna Love Me

Living In The Past

Sun, 9/17/17 - 3:22 pm Album | Track

Jimmy Martin

Hold Watcha Got

You Don't Know My Mind 1956-1966

Sun, 9/17/17 - 3:16 pm Album | Track

Bill Monroe and The Original Bluegrass Band

Heavy Traffic Ahead

Bill Monroe and The Original Bluegrass Band

Sun, 9/17/17 - 3:14 pm Album | Track

Stanley Brothers

How Far To Little Rock

Truckin' On

Sun, 9/17/17 - 3:11 pm Album | Track

Bill Monroe and The Original Bluegrass Band

Summertime Is Past and Gone

Bill Monroe and The Original Bluegrass Band

Sun, 9/17/17 - 3:06 pm Album | Track

Bill Monroe and The Original Bluegrass Band

Wicked Path of Sin

Bill Monroe and The Original Bluegrass Band

Sun, 9/17/17 - 3:03 pm Album | Track

Flatt & Scruggs

Foggy Mountain Breakdown

The Best of Bluegrass Vol One Standards

Sun, 9/17/17 - 3:00 pm Album | Track


Train That Carried My Girl From Town


Sun, 9/3/17 - 4:52 pm Album | Track

Michael Cleveland

Will You Be Satisfied That Way

Flame Keeper

Sun, 9/3/17 - 4:49 pm Album | Track

Open Road

One Is A Lonely Number

In The Life

Sun, 9/3/17 - 4:45 pm Album | Track

Carter Family

You've Been A Friend

Vol 2 1935-1941

Sun, 9/3/17 - 4:42 pm Album | Track

Earls Of Leicester

You Can Feel It In Your Soul

Rattle & Roar

Sun, 9/3/17 - 4:37 pm Album | Track

Flatt & Scruggs

I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome

Carnegie Hall

Sun, 9/3/17 - 4:35 pm Album | Track

Gibson Brothers

One Raindrop

Red Letter Day

Sun, 9/3/17 - 4:27 pm Album | Track

Bill Keith

Crazy Creek

BG Breakdown

Sun, 9/3/17 - 4:18 pm Album | Track


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