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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 internet only Tuesday's 8am-9am   A Blues Groove..

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

Strange Creek Singers

Poor Old Dirt Farmer

Strange Creek SIngers

Sun, 8/17/14 - 10:59 am Album | Track

Ted Lundy

Maountain Sally Ann

Ted Lundy and the Southern Mountain Boys

Sun, 8/17/14 - 10:57 am Album | Track

John Hartford

Doin' My Time

Steam Powered Aereo-Takes

Sun, 8/17/14 - 10:55 am Album | Track

Michael Cleveland

Dance Around Molly


Sun, 8/17/14 - 10:52 am Album | Track

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

Dark as the Night Blue as the day

let 'er go boys

Sun, 8/17/14 - 10:49 am Album | Track

Ralph stanley and James King

Lonesome without you

stanley Brothers Classics

Sun, 8/17/14 - 10:47 am Album | Track

Flatt & Scruggs

On My Mind

Foggy Mountain Jamoree

Sun, 8/17/14 - 10:43 am Album | Track

Jim Lauderdale and Ralph Stanley

I Should Have Listened to Good Advice

Lost in the Lonesome Pines

Sun, 8/17/14 - 10:40 am Album | Track

Jimmy Martin

Don't Cry to Me`

box set

Sun, 8/17/14 - 10:38 am Album | Track

Hazel Dickens

The Rebel Girl

Classic Bluegrass

Sun, 8/17/14 - 10:35 am Album | Track

Greg Garing

Close By

Bluegrass 88

Sun, 8/17/14 - 10:32 am Album | Track

Carl Story

Love and Wealth

Can't you hear me Calling

Sun, 8/17/14 - 10:29 am Album | Track

King Wilkie



Sun, 8/17/14 - 10:26 am Album | Track

jerry Garcia and David Grisman

Been All Around This World

been all around this world

Sun, 8/17/14 - 10:23 am Album | Track

hot rize

nellie Kane

So long a journey

Sun, 8/17/14 - 10:00 am Album | Track

flatt and scruggs

shuckin the corn

box set 48-59

Sun, 8/10/14 - 11:58 am Album | Track

country gentlemen

I ain't gonna work tomorrow

on the road

Sun, 8/10/14 - 11:55 am Album | Track

Osborne Brothers

Roll Muddy River

box set 56-68

Sun, 8/10/14 - 11:52 am Album | Track

town mountain

leavin' Montana

Heros and Heretics

Sun, 8/10/14 - 11:49 am Album | Track

the wilders

when the Levee's Gone Sun, 8/10/14 - 11:46 am Album | Track


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