Strictly Bluegrass

Now Playing on KOOP: Small Cool World - Thursdays at 4:30pm


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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!



Oct 8      Jerry Hagins (guest host) with Erin engineer 

Oct 15    sharon  (with gary ) Guest Eddie Collins

Oct 22     Steve Barber guest host

Oct  29    sharon  (with  Gary) 

Nov   5      Gary  
Nov  12     Sharon (with Gary)
Nov  19     Ted    (or Sharon with  Steve )
Nov  26     Gary
Dec  3       Sharon (with  Gary)
Dec 10      Ted (or  Sharon and Steve) 
Dec 17      Sharon (with steve) 
Dec 24      Gary
Dec 31      Gary

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Strictly Bluegrass

Artist Title Album Play timesort ascending

red allen

back up and push

bluegrass reunion

Sun, 10/1/17 - 3:00 pm Album | Track

Tom Adams

Bluegrass Breakdown

Bluegrass Breakdown

Sun, 9/24/17 - 4:58 pm Album | Track

Old & In The Way

Hard Hearted

100% Handmade

Sun, 9/24/17 - 4:54 pm Album | Track

Heath Loy

Top Ten List


Sun, 9/24/17 - 4:50 pm Album | Track

Dry Branch Fire Squad

Walking Back To Richmond

Come To The Mountain

Sun, 9/24/17 - 4:45 pm Album | Track


You Are What I Am

Cracker Barrel

Sun, 9/24/17 - 4:43 pm Album | Track

Mike Auldridge

Are You Waiting Just For Me?

Treasures Untold

Sun, 9/24/17 - 4:41 pm Album | Track

Dan Tyminski

How Many Times


Sun, 9/24/17 - 4:38 pm Album | Track

Bill Monroe

Little Cabin Home

Very Best of BM

Sun, 9/24/17 - 4:32 pm Album | Track

Peter Rowan

Willow Garden

Walls Of Time

Sun, 9/24/17 - 4:30 pm Album | Track

Becky Buller

Speaking To The Mountain

Crepe Paper Heart

Sun, 9/24/17 - 4:27 pm Album | Track

Carter Family

You've Been A Friend To Me

Carter Family Vol 2

Sun, 9/24/17 - 4:20 pm Album | Track

Roy Hall

The Best Of Friends Must Part

BG Early Cuts

Sun, 9/24/17 - 4:18 pm Album | Track

Lambert & Parker

Weary Hobo

BG Early Cuts

Sun, 9/24/17 - 4:15 pm Album | Track


Go To The Mirror, Boy


Sun, 9/24/17 - 4:09 pm Album | Track

Tony Trischka

Trompe de L'oreille


Sun, 9/24/17 - 4:06 pm Album | Track

New Grass Revival

Love Someone Like Me

Best Of New Grass

Sun, 9/24/17 - 4:03 pm Album | Track

Del McCoury

Can't You Hear Me Callin'?

True Life Blues

Sun, 9/24/17 - 3:55 pm Album | Track

Allen Brothers

Who Done It?

True Bluegrass

Sun, 9/24/17 - 3:53 pm Album | Track

Stanley Brothers

Little Glass Of Wine

Totally Essential BG

Sun, 9/24/17 - 3:50 pm Album | Track


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