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

alan shelton

birth of the blues

shelton Special

Sun, 1/28/18 - 5:04 pm Album | Track

Reno and Smiley

Crazy Finger Blues

Early Years 51-59

Sun, 1/28/18 - 5:00 pm Album | Track

big dogs

can't you hear me calling

live at the birchmere

Sun, 1/28/18 - 4:57 pm Album | Track

Del McCoury

Don't Our love look Natural

High Lonesome and Blue

Sun, 1/28/18 - 4:52 pm Album | Track

IIIrd Tyme Out

please search your heart

Back to the mac

Sun, 1/28/18 - 4:50 pm Album | Track

Flatt and Scruggs

Pain in my heart

box set 48-59

Sun, 1/28/18 - 4:46 pm Album | Track

chubby wise

stone's rag

an american original

Sun, 1/28/18 - 4:41 pm Album | Track

Earl taylor Jim McCall

I'm getting ready to go

20 Bluegrass Favorites: Vintage 1970s

Sun, 1/28/18 - 4:39 pm Album | Track

IIIrd TYme Out

When My Time Comes to go

IIIrd tyme out

Sun, 1/28/18 - 4:35 pm Album | Track

Joe Val and the New England Bluegrass Boys

You'll be rewarded over there

one day in may

Sun, 1/28/18 - 4:33 pm Album | Track

Gene Watson

Preaching Praying Singing

Sings & Plays Bluegrass

Sun, 1/28/18 - 4:30 pm Album | Track

Bluegrass Cardinals

Where no one stands alone

The bluegrass cardinals

Sun, 1/28/18 - 4:25 pm Album | Track

Bill Monroe

Lord Build me a Cabin

Box set 1950-58

Sun, 1/28/18 - 4:23 pm Album | Track

Crowe Lawson & Williams

When He reached Down his hand for me

Old Friends get together

Sun, 1/28/18 - 4:21 pm Album | Track

Bill monroe

Lord protect my soul

Box set 1950-58

Sun, 1/28/18 - 4:16 pm Album | Track

the bailey brothers

Precious Jesus hold my hand

just as the sun went down

Sun, 1/28/18 - 4:13 pm Album | Track

Brown's Ferry Four

Rocking on the waves

Complete Recordings

Sun, 1/28/18 - 4:11 pm Album | Track

Flatt and scruggs

God Loves His Children

Box set 48-59

Sun, 1/28/18 - 4:06 pm Album | Track

Curley Seckler Willis Spears and the Nashville Grass

Get in line brother

Bluegrass gospel

Sun, 1/28/18 - 4:03 pm Album | Track

flatt and scruggs

So Happy I'll Be

box set 48-59

Sun, 1/28/18 - 4:01 pm Album | Track


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