Strictly Bluegrass

Now Playing on KOOP: KOOP Automation - Sundays at 12:00am

Top Tab


E-mail | Website


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!




     10   Gary  

     17 sharon  with Steve Barber

     24  Ted

JULY 1 sharon with Gary

      8 Ted

     15  Gary

     22  Ted

     29 sharon  with Steve Barber


      5  Gary

      12 sharon with Gary

      19   ted

      26   sharon  with Steve Barber





On KOOP Radio

Sundays at 10:00am
Add to My Calendar

Strictly Bluegrass

Artist Title Album Play timesort ascending

red allen

back up and push

bluegrass reunion

Sun, 4/8/18 - 5:00 pm Album | Track

bobby hicks

big beaver

texas crapshooter

Sun, 4/8/18 - 4:57 pm Album | Track

balsam ridge

the last train to kitty hawk

prime cuts of bluegrass

Sun, 4/8/18 - 4:54 pm Album | Track

del mcCoury

She's Left Me Again


Sun, 4/8/18 - 4:50 pm Album | Track

del mcCoury

Streets of baltimore Sun, 4/8/18 - 4:47 pm Album | Track

bobby hicks

lily dale

fiddle patch

Sun, 4/8/18 - 4:42 pm Album | Track

hazel and alice

take me back to tulsa

pioneering women in bluegrass

Sun, 4/8/18 - 4:40 pm Album | Track

bobby hicks

comanche hit and run

fiddle patch

Sun, 4/8/18 - 4:37 pm Album | Track

osborne brothers

maiden's prayer

box set 56-68

Sun, 4/8/18 - 4:34 pm Album | Track

david parmley

i never go around mirrors

best of david parmley

Sun, 4/8/18 - 4:28 pm Album | Track

price sisters

singing my troubles away

a heart never knows

Sun, 4/8/18 - 4:27 pm Album | Track

price sisters

the lee wedding tune

a heart never knows

Sun, 4/8/18 - 4:22 pm Album | Track

the grascals

you don't have very far to go

long list of heartaches

Sun, 4/8/18 - 4:19 pm Album | Track

steep canyon ramblers

i must be somebody else you're

deep in the shade

Sun, 4/8/18 - 4:16 pm Album | Track

ken orrick

holding things together

pictures and stories

Sun, 4/8/18 - 4:11 pm Album | Track

J.D. Crowe

Back to the Barooms Again

Come On Down to My World

Sun, 4/8/18 - 4:07 pm Album | Track

Jim Mills

Today I started Loving you again

Hide Head Blues

Sun, 4/8/18 - 4:04 pm Album | Track

bobby hicks

big bever

texas crapshooter

Sun, 4/8/18 - 4:00 pm Album | Track

Jim and Jesse

stay a little longer

bluegrass and more

Sun, 4/8/18 - 3:55 pm Album | Track

sand mountain

silver wings

molly rose

Sun, 4/8/18 - 3:50 pm Album | Track


Subscribe to Strictly Bluegrass