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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 - Sept 11, 2016

Steady Drive


Danny Paisley

Weary River

Ricky Skaggs

Get Up John

Junior Sisk

Longneck Blues


Quarterline Road

Kathy Kallick



Bluegrass Man

Irene Kelley

Carolina Wind

Diamond Creek

40 Years of Trouble

Dale Ann Bradley

Sweetheart of the Pines

Daren Nicholson

Like My Dog

Terry Baucom

Around the Corner


I'm Dreaming of You

Del McCoury

NY Trains

Deer Creek Boys

Her Memory's Like the Wind

Sister Sadie

Unholy Water

Seldom Scene

Georgia Rose

Kristy Cox

Little White Whiskey Lies

Sweet Potato Pie

How Blue

Larry Keith

Down Here on This Earth

Volume V

I Am a Drifter


Interview with Russell Moore

IIIrd Tyme Out

Had It Not Been for the Train

IIIrd Tyme Out

I'm Leaving You and Fort Worth Too

IIIrd Tyme Out

Across the Miles



Carolina Road/John Anderson


Trinity River Band

Times a Crooked Thing

Traditional Grass

Back to Hancock County

Larry Keith

Daddy Was a Mountain Man

Tony Rice

Don't Give Your Heart to a Ramble

O'Connor Band


Alison Kraus

The Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn

Tommy Webb

Teardrop Inn

Al Batten

Always Marry an Ugly Girl

Larry Sparks

John Deere Tractor

Del McCoury

Let An Old Racehorse Run


Don't Let Me Cross Over

Jonathan Byrd

Chicken Wire

Old Crow Medicine Show

Wagon Wheel


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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