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!




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

Bill Monroe

Brakeman's Blues

Blue Grass 1950-1958 Vol 1

Sun, 3/16/14 - 11:06 am Album | Track

The Tony Rice Unit

Stoney Point


Sun, 3/16/14 - 11:03 am Album | Track

Tony Rice, Norman Blake and Doc Watson

Lost Indian

Blake and Rice

Sun, 3/16/14 - 11:00 am Album | Track

Del McCoury Band

So Long, It's Been Good To Know Yuh

Woody Guthrie at 100! Live at The Kennedy Center

Sun, 3/16/14 - 10:53 am Album | Track

Jason Carter

Back Up and Push

On The Move

Sun, 3/16/14 - 10:47 am Album | Track

Christy and The Plowboys


Old Time Songs and Tunes You Can Count on

Sun, 3/16/14 - 10:45 am Album | Track

Don Stover

Picked Up A Hammer and Knocked Them in The Head

Don Stover & The White Oak Mountain Boys

Sun, 3/16/14 - 10:43 am Album | Track

Don Stover

Swing Them Pretty Girls Round

Don Stover & The White Oak Mountain Boys

Sun, 3/16/14 - 10:41 am Album | Track

Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers

Sweet Sunny South

Old Time Songs 1925-1930 Vol 1

Sun, 3/16/14 - 10:38 am Album | Track

Dock Boggs

Bright Sunny South

Classic Banjo

Sun, 3/16/14 - 10:35 am Album | Track

Uncle Dave Macon with The Fruit Jar Drinkers

Carve That Possum

Go Long Mule

Sun, 3/16/14 - 10:32 am Album | Track

Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers

If The River Was Whiskey

Old Time Songs 1925-1930 Vol 2

Sun, 3/16/14 - 10:29 am Album | Track

Raymond Fairchild

Whoa Mule!

Ralph Stanley Live at McClure!

Sun, 3/16/14 - 10:21 am Album | Track

Uncle Dave Macon with The Fruit Jar Drinkers

Go Long Mule

Go Long Mule

Sun, 3/16/14 - 10:18 am Album | Track

Pete Seeger

Fly Around My Blue Eyed Girl-Cripple Creek-Ida Red-Old Joe Clark

Classic Banjo

Sun, 3/16/14 - 10:15 am Album | Track

Ralph Stanley

Cotton Eyed Joe

Live at McClure!

Sun, 3/16/14 - 10:09 am Album | Track

Stanley Brothers

The Girl Behind the Bar

Earliest Recordings Rich-R-Tone 78's

Sun, 3/16/14 - 10:03 am Album | Track

Flatt & Scruggs

Foggy Mountain Breakdown

1948-1959 Vol 1

Sun, 3/16/14 - 10:00 am Album | Track

Town Mountain

Up The Ladder

Leave The Bottle

Sun, 3/16/14 - 8:48 am Album | Track

Marshall Wilborn

Little Rock Getaway

Root 5: Bass and Banjo

Sun, 3/9/14 - 11:58 am Album | Track


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