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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 - January 25, 2015


Song Title

Adam Steffey

Big Mon

Del McCoury

Loggin' Man

Lonesome River Band

Cabin Of Love

Nashville Bluegrass Band

The Boys Are Back In Town

Country Gentlemen

Two Little Boys

Larry Stephenson Band

The Sound That Set My Soul On Fire

James King

The Devil's Train

J.D. Crowe

Grandpa’s Shoes

Larry Sparks


Darrell Webb Band

Folks Like Us

Russell Johnson

Old Moonshiner

New Tradition

Prodigal Son

Alison Krauss & Union Station

The Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn

Michael Cleveland

Fiddlin' Joe

The Steedrivers

Good Corn Liquor

Terry Baucom

Good Time Mountain Man

Dailey & Vincent

Years Ago

Dave Adkins

Put Some Grass In It

Al Batten & The Bluegrass Reunion

Heartbreak Mountain

The Grass Cats

The Mountains My Baby And Me

Tony Rice

Home From The Forest

Sara Evans

Muleskinner Blues

Bryan Sutton

That's Where I Belong

Bryan Sutton

Swannanoa Tunnel

Doc Watson

Tennessee Stud

Damian Muller

Rebel Ghost

Larry Sparks

Tennessee 1949

Earls Of Leicester

Big Black Train

James King

Jason's Farm

Lonesome River Band

Laura Jean

Jimmy Martin

Grand Old Opry Song

New Vintage

I Need To Know

Lorraine Jordon & Carolina Road

I Saw Those Golden Stairs

Lonesome River Band

Stray Dogs And Alley Cats

Lou Reed

Ain't It Funny

Seldom Scene

Baby Blue

Steve Day

Gold Rush

J.D. Crowe

I'll Stay Around

Hot Rize

Just Like You

Hot Rize

Won't You Come Sing One For Me

IIIrd Tyme Out

Till The End Of The World Rolls Round

Jerry Stuart


James Alan Shelton

These Old Blues

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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