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!



Dec 10      Ted  

Dec 17      Sharon (with steve) 

Dec 24      Gary

Dec 31      Sharon (with steve)


Jan 7     Gary    

Jan 14   Ted

Jan 21    Gary  

Jan 28    sharon and Gary


Feb 4      gary

Feb 11   sharon and Gary


Feb 25   sharon and Gary MEMBERSHIP DRIVE



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Strictly Bluegrass

Artist Title Album Play timesort ascending

John Hartford

Steam Powered Aereo Plane

Aereo Plain

Sun, 11/19/17 - 4:48 pm Album | Track

Joe Carr and Alan Munde

Jordan Am A Hard Road To Travel (w/ Lynn Morris & Marshall Wilborn)

Windy Days and Dusty Skies

Sun, 11/19/17 - 4:44 pm Album | Track

Norman Blake

My Old Home On The Green Mountain Side

The Fields of November

Sun, 11/19/17 - 4:41 pm Album | Track

Rickey Wasson

You Can Share My Blanket


Sun, 11/19/17 - 4:37 pm Album | Track

Adam Steffey

Dear John

Here To Stay

Sun, 11/19/17 - 4:31 pm Album | Track

The Boxcars

You Took All The Ramblin' Out of Me

It's Just A Road

Sun, 11/19/17 - 4:28 pm Album | Track

Adam Steffey

Mountain Man

Here To Stay

Sun, 11/19/17 - 4:24 pm Album | Track

Flatt & Scruggs

I'll Stay Around

1948-1959 Vol 2

Sun, 11/19/17 - 4:18 pm Album | Track

The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys

The Fields Have Turned Brown


Sun, 11/19/17 - 4:16 pm Album | Track

Flatt & Scruggs

The Old Home Town

1948-1959 Vol 2

Sun, 11/19/17 - 4:13 pm Album | Track

The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys

The Old Home


Sun, 11/19/17 - 4:11 pm Album | Track

Flatt & Scruggs

I'm Waiting To Hear You Call Me Darling

1948-1959 Vol 2

Sun, 11/19/17 - 4:08 pm Album | Track

Flatt & Scruggs

Come Back Darling

1948-1959 Vol 2

Sun, 11/19/17 - 4:03 pm Album | Track

Flatt & Scruggs

Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Best of Bluegrass

Sun, 11/19/17 - 4:00 pm Album | Track

red allen

back up and push

bluegrass reunion

Sun, 11/12/17 - 5:59 pm Album | Track

nashville bluegrass band

the boys are back in town

the boys are back in town

Sun, 11/12/17 - 5:55 pm Album | Track

don stover the lilly brothers

forgotten soldier boy

bluegrass at the roots

Sun, 11/12/17 - 5:52 pm Album | Track

dave evans

soldier's Return

best of the vetco years

Sun, 11/12/17 - 5:48 pm Album | Track

the mcPeak brothers

the last time

last day at gettysburg

Sun, 11/12/17 - 5:43 pm Album | Track

joe val

one morning in may

one morning in may

Sun, 11/12/17 - 5:32 pm Album | Track


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