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!




Aug 6 -    Sharon and Steve  

Aug  13 -  Ted  

Aug  20 -   Sharon and Steve 

Aug   27 - gary  

Sept 3    gary

Sept 10  gary

Sept 17   ted  

Sept 24  sharon  and gary

Oct 1      gary

Oct 8      ted  

Oct 15    sharon and gary

Oct 22    Ted

Oct 29    Sharon  

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Strictly Bluegrass

Artist Title Album Play timesort ascending

the forbes Family

a vision of mother

Forbes family

Sun, 8/20/17 - 3:29 pm Album | Track

Stanley brothers

Let me Walk Lord by Your Side

saturday night sunday morning

Sun, 8/20/17 - 3:25 pm Album | Track

j. d. crowe

journey's end

model church

Sun, 8/20/17 - 3:22 pm Album | Track

country gentlemen

the fields have turned brown

folk songs

Sun, 8/20/17 - 3:17 pm Album | Track

johnson mountain boys

harbor of Love

blue diamond

Sun, 8/20/17 - 3:11 pm Album | Track

crowe lawson & williams

Stormy Waters

Old Friends

Sun, 8/20/17 - 3:06 pm Album | Track

ricky skaggs

Have you Someone

Skaggs & Rice

Sun, 8/20/17 - 3:04 pm Album | Track

Crowe Lawson & Williams

who'll sing for me

Old Friends

Sun, 8/20/17 - 3:02 pm Album | Track

red allen

back up and push

bluegrass reunion

Sun, 8/20/17 - 3:00 pm Album | Track

Tony Rice

Soldier's Joy

The Bluegrass Guitar Collection

Sun, 8/13/17 - 4:59 pm Album | Track

Jimmy Martin

Don't Give Your Heart To A Rambler

You Don't Know My Mind 1956-1966

Sun, 8/13/17 - 4:56 pm Album | Track

Special Consensus

Highway 40 Blues (w/ Della Mae)

Long I Ride

Sun, 8/13/17 - 4:53 pm Album | Track

Audie Blaylock & Redline

The Road That Winds

The Road That Winds

Sun, 8/13/17 - 4:51 pm Album | Track

Louie Setzer

Rollin' On Rubber Wheels

Jukebox Bluegrass

Sun, 8/13/17 - 4:47 pm Album | Track

John Hartford

Gentle On My Mind

Me Oh My, How The Time Does Fly

Sun, 8/13/17 - 4:41 pm Album | Track

Glen Campbell

The Ballad of Jed Clampet (w/ Roy Clark)

The Astounding 12-String Guitar of Glen Campbell

Sun, 8/13/17 - 4:39 pm Album | Track

Sam Bush

Bowling Green


Sun, 8/13/17 - 4:29 pm Album | Track

John Reischman and the Jaybirds

Home Is Where I Long To Be

On That Other Green Shore

Sun, 8/13/17 - 4:24 pm Album | Track

Audie Blaylock & Redline

Roll On Blues

Audie Blaylock & Redline

Sun, 8/13/17 - 4:22 pm Album | Track

Audie Blaylock & Redline

Life Without a Spare

The Road That Winds

Sun, 8/13/17 - 4:16 pm Album | Track


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