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!


 Feb 25   sharon and Gary MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

MAR 4   Gary      

MAR 11  Gary

MAR 18  Ted

MAR 25 SHARON /  Steve

APR 1     Gary  

APR 8  Sharon  

APR   Gary  

APR 22  Ted

APR 29 Sharon  /Gary

May 6    SUB TBA

May 13   Ted  

May 20 Gary   

May 27  Sharon/Gary



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Strictly Bluegrass

Artist Title Album Play timesort ascending

Greenbriar Boys

I'm Coming Back

Best of Vanguard

Sun, 2/4/18 - 4:06 pm Album | Track

Audie Blaylock

Mountain Laurel

A B & Redline

Sun, 2/4/18 - 4:04 pm Album | Track

Jerry Douglas

Cincinnati Rag

Oldtime Mountain Music

Sun, 2/4/18 - 4:00 pm Album | Track

joe val

live and let live

one morning in may

Sun, 1/28/18 - 5:57 pm Album | Track

Jeff White

Run Little Rabbit Run

Right beside you

Sun, 1/28/18 - 5:54 pm Album | Track

J.D Crowe

Philadelphia Lawyer

Bluegrass Holiday

Sun, 1/28/18 - 5:52 pm Album | Track

david Grisman

My Walking Shoes

Here Today

Sun, 1/28/18 - 5:48 pm Album | Track

J.D. Crowe

I'm Walking Shoes

Live in Japan

Sun, 1/28/18 - 5:45 pm Album | Track

Bob Paisley

Walking the Dog

Live Color of the Blues

Sun, 1/28/18 - 5:43 pm Album | Track

Walter Hensley

You don't tell me you love me anymore

Wild Card

Sun, 1/28/18 - 5:38 pm Album | Track

IIIrd Tyme out

what was i supposed to do

Live at the MAC

Sun, 1/28/18 - 5:35 pm Album | Track

Hot Rize

Just Like You

So long of a Journey

Sun, 1/28/18 - 5:31 pm Album | Track

Red Allen

Blue Grass Stomp

The Kitchen Tapes

Sun, 1/28/18 - 5:28 pm Album | Track

Jim & Jesse

Hard Harted

Dixie Hoedown

Sun, 1/28/18 - 5:25 pm Album | Track

Jeremy Garrett

What's Good for You

I am a stranger

Sun, 1/28/18 - 5:23 pm Album | Track

James King

Chiseled in Stone

Three Chords and the Truth

Sun, 1/28/18 - 5:17 pm Album | Track

Michael Cleveland

Troubles' Round My Door

Leaving Town

Sun, 1/28/18 - 5:15 pm Album | Track

Alan Munde Joe Carr

Texas Blues

Windy Days and Dusty Skies

Sun, 1/28/18 - 5:13 pm Album | Track

James Reames and the Barnstormers

Freight Train Blues


Sun, 1/28/18 - 5:09 pm Album | Track

Hylo Brown

Let's Stop Fooling Our Hearts


Sun, 1/28/18 - 5:06 pm Album | Track


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