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!




     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





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Strictly Bluegrass

Artist Title Albumsort descending Play time

rouse brothers

orange blossom special Sun, 3/29/15 - 11:00 am Album | Track

red allen

back up and push Sun, 11/30/14 - 10:00 am Album | Track

high plains jamboree

Terry Allen tune Sun, 5/7/17 - 4:17 pm Album | Track

e stoneman

midnight on the stormy deep Sun, 7/30/17 - 4:05 pm Album | Track
love z Sun, 9/13/15 - 11:00 am Album | Track

Alan munde joe carr

Sun, 2/26/17 - 5:17 pm Album | Track

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Where Shall I Be Sun, 2/16/14 - 10:10 am Album | Track

del mcCoury

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

Melvin Goins

Across the Sea BLues Sun, 8/7/16 - 10:57 am Album | Track

blind lemon jefferson

where shall i be Sun, 2/1/15 - 10:16 am Album | Track

melvin Goins

Bluegrass Stomp Sun, 8/7/16 - 10:56 am Album | Track

Bad Livers

Lumpy Bean Pole and Dirt Sun, 8/31/14 - 10:41 am Album | Track

larry cordle

you can't take it with you Sun, 2/26/17 - 5:06 pm Album | Track

bill monroe

danny boy Sun, 3/20/16 - 10:28 am Album | Track

bob paisley

little annie Sun, 8/10/14 - 11:19 am Album | Track

del mccoury

if you've got the money honey Sun, 2/26/17 - 4:57 pm Album | Track

gibson brothers

leaving this town for the last time Sun, 2/26/17 - 4:51 pm Album | Track

david grisman

dawg's Bull Sun, 8/31/14 - 10:27 am Album | Track

fog and bone

walk out Sun, 5/1/16 - 11:48 am Album | Track

don stover

west virginia coal miner's blues Sun, 8/31/14 - 10:24 am Album | Track


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