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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 - Feb 11, 2018


Song Title

Earls of Leicester

Shuckin' the Corn

Darin & Brooke Aldridge

Someday Soon

Becky Buller

Speakin' to That Mountain


Colors & Crossroads


Hillbilly  Heroes

Sierra Hull

I'll Always Be Waiting for You

Doyle Lawson

Life to My Days


Oh My Love


Sleeping with the Reaper

Eddy Raven/Carolina Road

Good Morning Country Rain

Big Country Bluegrass

Me & Becky

Josh Williams

Blue Railroad Train

Flatt Lonesome

All My Life


 Devil in Disguise

Tony Rice

Old Train

Bobby Osborne

They Call the Wind Maria

Al Batten

Always Marry an Ugly Girl

Larry Keith

Going Up Home

Garrett Newton

Remington Ride


Uphill Climb

Salt & Light

There's a Fork In the Road

James King

Bed By the Window

Scott Tackett

Miller's Cave

Snyder Family Band

Blue Ridge Mountain Sky

Larry Sparks

Smokey Mountain Memories

Sowell Family Pickers

Three Wooden Crosses

Jimmy Martin

Mary Ann


Martha & Mary

Highway 58

Some Old Day


Bluegrass Man

Eric Strickland

I Ain't Much of an Outlaw

Tom T. Hall

Once Upon a Road

Doyle Lawson

Sadie's Got Her New Dress On

Thom Jutz

Crazy if You Let It

Brad Hudson

Smokey Mountain Strong

Tommy Webb

If It Weren't For BG Music, I'd Go Crazy


Hickory Wind

Tommy Edwards

Rain, Rain, Rain, Rain

Nixon, Blevins & Gage

Just a Bowl of Butterbeans

Alecia Nugent

Paper & Pen

Russell Johnson

Devil's Tramping Ground

James King

30 Years of Farming


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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