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Every Sunday evening at six o'clock thousands of radios all over Central and eastern North Carolina are tuned to 94.7 for the PineCone Bluegrass Show on WQDR-FM in Raleigh. Whether at home, at work or riding in their cars, some 4,000,000 listeners per year know that from the opening strains of Earl Scruggs' "Nashville Blues," Larry Nixon and Tim Woodall will broadcast three hours of the best in bluegrass, old and new.  The program is sponsored by the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, or PineCone. For more information on the radio show click here.

The show was featured in an article in "Bluegrass Today" ...you can read it here.

Meet The Deejays

Larry Nixon is from Elkin, North Carolina, near Galax, Virginia, the heart of mountain and traditional music country. When Larry was 12, his grandfather gave him a banjo, and since then Larry has been hooked on music, winning a talent show in the eighth grade. Larry has enjoyed playing all types of music but has returned to his "roots," the re-creation and preservation of the finger-picking styles of guitar that he first heard in the 1960’s. Larry attended NC State University and is a consulting engineer in Raleigh. He was one of the original directors of PineCone.



Tim Woodall is the elder statesman of local bluegrass group The Grass Cats. Having played banjo for 30 years or so, he also has interest in many other types of music. As a studio musician, Tim has recorded pedal steel, bass, and guitar in addition to banjo. Occasionally he will step out front to sing lead if there are cue cards available, but he is more comfortable singing harmony. Another hobby since the age of 13 is radio broadcasting. He acquired his FCC License in 1967, and his first radio job came along in 1989 with the Pinecone Bluegrass Show.



Weekly Playlist - October 26, 2014


Song Title

Richard Green

Wolves A' Howlin'

New Vintage

Willow Garden

Nashville Bluegrass Band

Eli Renfro

Johnson Mountain Boys

Body And Soul

Lonesome River Band

Carolyn The Teenage Queen

Del Mccoury

Cold Cheater's Heart

Craig Smith

Curly Headed Woman

Tony Rice

John Hardy

Seldom Scene

Long Black Veil

Lonesome River Band

Perfume, Powder & Lead

Church Sisters

Bury Me Beneath The Willow

Ralph Stanley, Patty Loveless

Pretty Polly

Mike Cross

Bounty Hunter

Traditional Grass

Veil Of White Lace

Rarely Herd

Simon Crutchfield's Grave

Tony Rice

Banks Of The Ohio

County Gentlemen

Bringing Mary Home

Tony Rice

Hills Of Roan County

Seldom Scene

Dark Hollow

Al Batten

Devil And The Farmer's Wife

Larry Stephenson

Knoxville Girl

Nixon, Blevins & Gage

Brown Mountain Lights

Russell Johnson

Devil's Tramping Ground

New Vintage

L. A. County

Rex Williams

Rose In Paradise

Del McCoury

Blackjack County Chains

Rob Ickes

Tom Dooley

Tony Rice

Little Sadie

Nashville Bluegrass Band

Blackbirds And The Crows

Wyatt Rice, Jr. Sisk

He Died A Rounder At 21

Tommy Edwards

Poor Ellen Smith

Aubry Haynie

Butcher Boy

Claire  Lynch

Out Among The Stars

Country Gentlemen

Secret Of The Waterfall

Doc Watson

Lawson Family Murder


Shallow Grave

Dolly Parton

Banks Of The Ohio

Junior Sisk

Black Hearse Following Me

Doc Watson

Frankie & Johnny

For previous weeks playlists click here.


If you want your bluegrass CD to be considered for airplay, please send your CD and information to:

The Pinecone Bluegrass Show
c/o PineCone-Piedmont Council of Traditional Music
P.O. Box 28534
Raleigh, NC 27611

Submissions become property of PineCone and will not be returned.



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