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

Bill Monroe and The Original Bluegrass Band

Heavy Traffic Ahead

Bill Monroe and The Original Bluegrass Band

Sun, 9/17/17 - 3:14 pm Album | Track

Stanley Brothers

How Far To Little Rock

Truckin' On

Sun, 9/17/17 - 3:11 pm Album | Track

Bill Monroe and The Original Bluegrass Band

Summertime Is Past and Gone

Bill Monroe and The Original Bluegrass Band

Sun, 9/17/17 - 3:06 pm Album | Track

Bill Monroe and The Original Bluegrass Band

Wicked Path of Sin

Bill Monroe and The Original Bluegrass Band

Sun, 9/17/17 - 3:03 pm Album | Track

Flatt & Scruggs

Foggy Mountain Breakdown

The Best of Bluegrass Vol One Standards

Sun, 9/17/17 - 3:00 pm Album | Track


Train That Carried My Girl From Town


Sun, 9/3/17 - 4:52 pm Album | Track

Michael Cleveland

Will You Be Satisfied That Way

Flame Keeper

Sun, 9/3/17 - 4:49 pm Album | Track

Open Road

One Is A Lonely Number

In The Life

Sun, 9/3/17 - 4:45 pm Album | Track

Carter Family

You've Been A Friend

Vol 2 1935-1941

Sun, 9/3/17 - 4:42 pm Album | Track

Earls Of Leicester

You Can Feel It In Your Soul

Rattle & Roar

Sun, 9/3/17 - 4:37 pm Album | Track

Flatt & Scruggs

I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome

Carnegie Hall

Sun, 9/3/17 - 4:35 pm Album | Track

Gibson Brothers

One Raindrop

Red Letter Day

Sun, 9/3/17 - 4:27 pm Album | Track

Bill Keith

Crazy Creek

BG Breakdown

Sun, 9/3/17 - 4:18 pm Album | Track

Patty Loveless

Daniel Prayed

Mountain Soul

Sun, 9/3/17 - 4:15 pm Album | Track

Red Clay Ramblers

Cabin Home

Chuckin' The Frizz

Sun, 9/3/17 - 4:07 pm Album | Track

Ricky Skaggs

Little Cabin Home On The Hill

Top Of The Hill BG

Sun, 9/3/17 - 4:03 pm Album | Track

Peter Rowan

Cabin Of Love

New Moon Rising

Sun, 9/3/17 - 3:54 pm Album | Track

Stanley Brothers

The Fields Have Turned Brown

Country Classics

Sun, 9/3/17 - 3:52 pm Album | Track

Red Allen

I'm Waiting To Hear You Call Me Darling

Folkways Years

Sun, 9/3/17 - 3:46 pm Album | Track

Ronnie & Rob McCoury

Another Place, Another Time

Ronnie & Rob McCoury

Sun, 9/3/17 - 3:42 pm Album | Track


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