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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 internet only Tuesday's 8am-9am   A Blues Groove..

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 Album Play timesort ascending

Crowe, Lawson & Williams

Standing Tall and Tough

Standing Tall and Tough

Sun, 3/18/18 - 4:29 pm Album | Track

Rebekah Long

Fishin' On the Cumberland

Run Away

Sun, 3/18/18 - 4:23 pm Album | Track

Robert Hunter & Jim Lauderdale

Don't Back Down

Carolina Moonrise: Bluegrass Songs By

Sun, 3/18/18 - 4:20 pm Album | Track

Town Mountain

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo

The Dead Session

Sun, 3/18/18 - 4:13 pm Album | Track

The Travelin' McCoury's

Cumberland Blues

The Travelin' McCoury's

Sun, 3/18/18 - 4:07 pm Album | Track

Rob McCoury

Foggy Mountain Chimes

The 5 String Flame Thrower

Sun, 3/18/18 - 4:03 pm Album | Track

Old & In The Gray

When the Sprigtime Come Again

Old & In The Gray

Sun, 3/18/18 - 3:58 pm Album | Track

Old and In the Way

I Ain't Broke But I'm Badly Bent

That High Lonesome Soundf

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

David Grisman


The David Grisman Rounder Album

Sun, 3/18/18 - 3:47 pm Album | Track

David Grisman

Hold to God's Unchanging Hand

The David Grisman Rounder Album

Sun, 3/18/18 - 3:40 pm Album | Track

Doc Watson & David Grisman

What is Home Without Love?

Doc & Dawg

Sun, 3/18/18 - 3:36 pm Album | Track

Doc Watson & David Grisman

Doc & Dawg

Doc & Dawg

Sun, 3/18/18 - 3:32 pm Album | Track

Uncle Dave Macon

Go Long Mule

With The Fruit Jar Drinkers Go Long Mule

Sun, 3/18/18 - 3:27 pm Album | Track

Jim & Jesse

Air Mail Special


Sun, 3/18/18 - 3:20 pm Album | Track

Uncle Dave Macon

She's Got the Money too

With The Fruit Jar Drinkers Go Long Mule

Sun, 3/18/18 - 3:10 pm Album | Track

Charlie Poole with The North Carolina Ramblers

If the River Was Whiskey

Volume Two 1925-1930

Sun, 3/18/18 - 3:07 pm Album | Track

Charlie Poole with The North Carolina Ramblers

Whitehouse Blues

The Roots n' Blues Retrospective 1925-1950

Sun, 3/18/18 - 3:03 pm Album | Track

Flatt & Scruggs

Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Best in Bluegrass

Sun, 3/18/18 - 3:00 pm Album | Track

East Virginia

Will The Roses Bloom Again

True BG

Sun, 3/11/18 - 4:56 pm Album | Track

Peter Rowan

Willow Garden

The Walls Of Time

Sun, 3/11/18 - 4:52 pm Album | Track


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