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!




     10   Gary  

     17 sharon  with Steve Barber

     24  Ted

JULY 1 sharon with Gary

      8 Ted

     15  Gary

     22  Ted

     29 sharon  with Steve Barber


      5  Gary

      12 sharon with Gary

      19   ted

      26   sharon  with Steve Barber





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Strictly Bluegrass

Artist Title Album Play timesort ascending

jimmy martin

old fashioned christmas

box set

Sun, 12/21/14 - 11:18 am Album | Track

countty gazette

gone gone gone

country gazette

Sun, 12/21/14 - 11:13 am Album | Track

james king

chiseled in stone

three chords and the truth

Sun, 12/21/14 - 11:09 am Album | Track

alan munde joe carr

blue skies blue water

windy days and dusty skies

Sun, 12/21/14 - 11:03 am Album | Track

rhonda vincent

winter wonderland

beautiful star

Sun, 12/21/14 - 10:57 am Album | Track

wildwood valley boys

christmas time

christmas in the mountains

Sun, 12/21/14 - 10:54 am Album | Track

country gentlemen

white christmas

pinecastle christmas

Sun, 12/21/14 - 10:51 am Album | Track

paul williams

i can't go home this christmas

chistas in the mountains

Sun, 12/21/14 - 10:48 am Album | Track

ralph stanley II

mary merry christmas

christmas in the mountains

Sun, 12/21/14 - 10:44 am Album | Track

wildwood valley boys

christmas in caroline

christmas in the mountains

Sun, 12/21/14 - 10:40 am Album | Track

bill monroe

santa claus

box set 59-69

Sun, 12/21/14 - 10:35 am Album | Track

let it snow

rhonda vincent

beautiful star

Sun, 12/21/14 - 10:31 am Album | Track

brian blaylock

away in a manger

o christmas tree

Sun, 12/21/14 - 10:28 am Album | Track

dudley connell tony trischka

precious child

o christmas tree

Sun, 12/21/14 - 10:24 am Album | Track

Paul Williams


christmas in the mountains

Sun, 12/21/14 - 10:21 am Album | Track

greg cahill

go tell it on the mountain

pinecastle christmas

Sun, 12/21/14 - 10:18 am Album | Track

tommy edwards

christmas letter

christmas in the mountains

Sun, 12/21/14 - 10:11 am Album | Track

stanley brothers

beautiful star of bethlehen

christmas jamboree

Sun, 12/21/14 - 10:08 am Album | Track

doyle lawson

first noel meley

sugar plums

Sun, 12/21/14 - 10:05 am Album | Track

bill monroe

christmas time's a coming

box set 50-58

Sun, 12/21/14 - 10:02 am Album | Track


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