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PineCone Bluegrass Show

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 visit pinecone.org.

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 - Nov 29, 2015


Song Title

Tony Rice

Red Haired Boy

Osborne Brothers

Bluegrass Express

Patty Loveless

Blue Grass, White Snow

Lynn Morris Band

Black Pony

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Blue Night

Carolina Road

Christmas in Carolina


This Old Guitar and Me

Mike Cross

Kentucky Song

Flatt Lonesome

You're the One

Osborne Brothers

Making Plan


Drinkin' Alone


Favorite Christmas Memories

Big Country Bluegrass

Country Livin'

Tony Rice

Greenlight on the Southern Line


Mountain Girl

Nixon, Blevins & Gage

Beautiful Star of Bethlehem

Carolina Road/KY Headhunters

Runnin' Water

Clair Lynch

Out Among the Stars

Big Country Bluegrass

Bluefield WV Blues

Larry Sparks

Christmas Times A'Comin'


Old School Road

Nashville Bluegrass Band

Blue Train

Darin & Brooke Aldridge

TN Flat Top Box

Al Batten

Always Marry an Ugly Girl

Sweet Potato Pie

Mary's Kiss



Jerry Douglas/Alison Krause

I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby

Jason Jernigan

Blue Grass Ride

Nixon, Blevins & Gage

What Child is This

Scott Tackette

Miller's Cave

Nashville Bluegrass Band

Blackbirds & the Crows

Al Batten

Christmas in Our Hometown

Trinity River Band

Blue Mandolin

Larry Cordle

Lost as a Ball in High Weeds


Christmas in Dixie

James King

30 Years of Farming

Mark Miklos

Georgia on a Fast Train

Becky Buller

Christ the Savior is Born

Larry Cordle

Black Diamond Strings

Chris Jones

Man on the Side of the Road

Church Sisters

Bury Me Beneath the Willow

Country Gentlemen


Darren Nicholson

Like My Dog

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

Bald Knob Arkansas

Doyle Lawson

Christmas Medley

View previous playlists.


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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