Strictly Bluegrass

Now Playing on KOOP: Guitar Picks - Mondays at 10:00am

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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!



Dec 10      Ted  

Dec 17      Sharon (with steve) 

Dec 24      Gary

Dec 31      Sharon (with steve)


Jan 7     Gary    

Jan 14   Ted

Jan 21    Gary  

Jan 28    sharon and Gary


Feb 4      gary

Feb 11   sharon and Gary


Feb 25   sharon and Gary MEMBERSHIP DRIVE



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Strictly Bluegrass

Artist Title Album Play timesort ascending

crowe & mclaughlin

love sweet love

going back

Sun, 2/11/18 - 5:41 pm Album | Track

osborne brothers

love's gonna live here

56-58 box set

Sun, 2/11/18 - 5:39 pm Album | Track

church brothers

roll in my sweet baby's arms Sun, 2/11/18 - 5:36 pm Album | Track

new kentucky colonels

never ending song of love

live in sweeden

Sun, 2/11/18 - 5:32 pm Album | Track

flatt and scruggs

i'm head over heels and be true

48-59 box set

Sun, 2/11/18 - 5:29 pm Album | Track

dave evans

love will make it last

high water

Sun, 2/11/18 - 5:26 pm Album | Track

bill monroe

my sweet blue-eyed darlin'

music of bill monroe

Sun, 2/11/18 - 5:23 pm Album | Track

whitstein brothers

rose of my heart

rose of my heart

Sun, 2/11/18 - 5:18 pm Album | Track

the seldom

walk through this world with me

scene 20

Sun, 2/11/18 - 5:16 pm Album | Track

lynn morris

No one has to tell me

mama's hand

Sun, 2/11/18 - 5:13 pm Album | Track

chatham county line

Love I found

tight rope

Sun, 2/11/18 - 5:09 pm Album | Track

flatt & Scruggs

You are my flower

59-63 box set

Sun, 2/11/18 - 5:07 pm Album | Track

doyle lawson & quicksilver

Just Loving You

More behind the picture than the wall

Sun, 2/11/18 - 5:04 pm Album | Track

Walter Hensley and the Barons of Bluegrass

I caught a Keeper

wild card

Sun, 2/11/18 - 4:56 pm Album | Track

Laurie Lewis Tom Rozum

My Heart's Own Love

Guest House

Sun, 2/11/18 - 4:51 pm Album | Track

sauceman brothers

this side of heaven

`on WCYB Bristol

Sun, 2/11/18 - 4:48 pm Album | Track

flatt & Scruggs

before I met you

bluegrass at newport

Sun, 2/11/18 - 4:45 pm Album | Track

bill monroe

A good woman's Love

music of bill monroe

Sun, 2/11/18 - 4:43 pm Album | Track

jd crowe

born to be with you


Sun, 2/11/18 - 4:41 pm Album | Track

reno and smiley


Together again

Sun, 2/11/18 - 4:36 pm Album | Track


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