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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 - April 19, 2015


Song Title

Reid, Baucom & Carolina

Big Mon

Vince Gill & Alison Krauss

High Lonesome Sound

Ricky Skaggs

How Mountain Girls Can Love

Lonesome River Band

Her Love Won't Turn On A Dime

Bluegrass Album Band

Rock Hearts

Terry Baucom

What'll I Do

Shannon & Heather Slaughter

That's What's Good In America

Tony Rice

Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

Flatt & Scruggs

You Are My Flower

Doyle Lawson

Heart Of A Little Mountain Girl

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

Honky Tonked To Death

Del Mccoury

I Feel The Blues Movin' In

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle

Leaving Crazy Town

Carrie Hassler

She's A Stranger In His Mind

Russell Johnson

Old Moonshiner

Seldom Scene


Country Gentlemen

Leaves That Are Green

The Grass Cats

The Old School Road

Nashville Bluegrass Band

The Boys Are Back In Town

Nixon, Blevins & Gage

I Am A Pilgrim

Old & In The Way

Panama Red

Osborne Brothers

Once More

Ralph Stanley

Little Maggie

Larry Sparks


Seldom Scene

Boots Of Spanish Leather

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Big Spike Hammer

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

I Saw Those Golden Stairs

Becky Buller

Nothing To You

Dailey & Vincent

Bed Of Roses

Dan Tyminski


Darrell Webb Band

Folks Like Us

Tony Rice

Stoney Creek

Lonesome River Band

Stray Dogs And Alley Cats

Jimmy Martin


Jim & Jesse

I Wish You Knew

Jason Davis

Darby's Castle

James King

Devil's Train

James Alan Shelton

Blue In The Blueridge

Hot Rize

Won't You Come Sing One For Me

Allen & Lilly Band

I Don't Believe You’ve Met My Baby

Del McCoury

Let An Old Race Horse Run

Bill Monroe

It's Mighty Dark To Travel

Alison Krauss

The Road Is A Lover

Marty Raybon


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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