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

Tony Rice

Soldiers Joy

The Bluegrass Guitar Collection

Sun, 9/17/17 - 4:59 pm Album | Track

Rhonda Vincent and The Rage

You Don't Love God (If You Don't Love Your Neighbor)

All The Rage

Sun, 9/17/17 - 4:57 pm Album | Track

Lonesome River Band

Rock Bottom

Bridging The Tradition

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

Nothin' Fancy

Hard Hearted

It's a Good Feeling

Sun, 9/17/17 - 4:51 pm Album | Track

Nothin' Fancy

Kiss an Angel Good Morning

It's a Good Feeling

Sun, 9/17/17 - 4:48 pm Album | Track

Earls of Leicester

You Can Feel It In Your Soul

Rattle & Roar

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

Dale Ann Bradley & Vince Gill

I'll Just Go Away

Dale Ann Bradley

Sun, 9/17/17 - 4:39 pm Album | Track

Del McCoury Band

The Government Road

Del and Woody

Sun, 9/17/17 - 4:34 pm Album | Track

Mac Wiseman

Crimora Church of The Brehren

I Sang The Song

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

Bobby Osborne

Eight More Miles


Sun, 9/17/17 - 4:26 pm Album | Track

Thomm Jutz

White Water Train

Crazy If You Let It

Sun, 9/17/17 - 4:23 pm Album | Track

Ragged Union

Leaving Louisville

Time Captain

Sun, 9/17/17 - 4:19 pm Album | Track

Thomm Jutz

Crossing Over Black Mountain

Crazy If You Let It

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

Ragged Union

Diamond Joe

Time Captain

Sun, 9/17/17 - 4:11 pm Album | Track

Rebekah Long

The Swimming Song

Run Away

Sun, 9/17/17 - 4:05 pm Album | Track

John Reischman and the Jaybirds

Red Diamond

On That Other Green Shore

Sun, 9/17/17 - 4:02 pm Album | Track

Rebekah Long

Georgia Bound

Run Away

Sun, 9/17/17 - 3:59 pm Album | Track

Sierra Hull & Justin Moses with Mac Wiseman

The Guitar

Mac Wiseman I Sang The Song

Sun, 9/17/17 - 3:56 pm Album | Track

Jerry Salley & Carl Jackson

The Night Flatt and Scruggs Played Carnegie Hall

Jerry Salley Front Porch Philosophy

Sun, 9/17/17 - 3:51 pm Album | Track

Jerry Salley

If I Could Play Guitar Like Carl Jackson

Front Porch Philosophy

Sun, 9/17/17 - 3:47 pm Album | Track


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