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!



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

Ralph Stanley

How Mountain Girls Can Love

100% Handmade BG

Sun, 12/24/17 - 4:46 pm Album | Track

Sonny Osborne

I'm On My Way

BG Early Cuts

Sun, 12/24/17 - 4:43 pm Album | Track

Rice Brothers

The Old House

BG Class of 1990

Sun, 12/24/17 - 4:38 pm Album | Track

Peter Rowan

Old, Old House

Walls Of Time

Sun, 12/24/17 - 4:35 pm Album | Track

Hot Rize

Western Skies

When I'm Free

Sun, 12/24/17 - 4:30 pm Album | Track

Osborne Brothers

Shenandoah Waltz

Essential BG Album

Sun, 12/24/17 - 4:28 pm Album | Track

Jim & Jesse

Remember Me

The Jim & Jesse Story

Sun, 12/24/17 - 4:24 pm Album | Track

Wild Oats

Nobody But You

Still Dreamin'

Sun, 12/24/17 - 4:20 pm Album | Track

Josh Williams

Tennessee Blues

Now That You're Gone

Sun, 12/24/17 - 4:15 pm Album | Track

Richard Greene

Along About Daybreak

Sales Tax Toddle

Sun, 12/24/17 - 4:12 pm Album | Track

Jeff White

Stay Away From Me

The Broken Road

Sun, 12/24/17 - 4:08 pm Album | Track

J D Crowe

Back To The Barrooms

Come On Down

Sun, 12/24/17 - 4:05 pm Album | Track

Carr & Munde

Jordan Am A Hard Road

Windy Days

Sun, 12/24/17 - 4:03 pm Album | Track

Tim O'Brien

Train On The Island

Fiddler's Green

Sun, 12/24/17 - 4:01 pm Album | Track

Adam Steffey

Daybreak In Dixie


Sun, 12/24/17 - 4:00 pm Album | Track

red allen

back up and push

bluegrass reunion

Sun, 12/17/17 - 5:59 pm Album | Track

benny martin

droopy little christmas tree

christmas jamboree

Sun, 12/17/17 - 5:57 pm Album | Track


snoopy's christmas

pinecastle christmas

Sun, 12/17/17 - 5:53 pm Album | Track

eddie adcock

one starry night

pinecastle christmas

Sun, 12/17/17 - 5:50 pm Album | Track

country gentlemen

silent night

christmas in the mountains

Sun, 12/17/17 - 5:47 pm Album | Track


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