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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 - December 14, 2014


Song Title

Various Artists

Big Mon

Peter Rowan

Christmas Time's A-Comin'

Constant Change

Christmas Time Back Home

Charlie Sizemore

Alison's Band

Dale Ann Bradley & Steve Gulley

Christmas The Mountain Way

Tommy Edwards

The Christmas Letter

Lonesome River Band

Harvest Time

Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins

Wild Mountain Honey

Newton & Thomas

Santa Clause Is Coming To Town

J.D. Crowe

Rose Colored Glasses

James King

Jason's Farm

Patty Loveless

Bluegrass, White Snow

Country Gentlemen

Fox On The Run

Nixon Blevins & Gage

Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem

Sam Bush

Roll On Buddy, Roll On

Russell Moore & Iiird Tyme Out

Big Spike Hammer

Ronnie Bowman

Sweet Marie

Josh Williams

My Christmas Dream

Audie Blaylock

A Voice Of My Savior

James King

Chiseled In Stone

The Grass Cats

Favorite Christ Memory

Larry Sparks

Blue Christmas

Del Mccoury

Nashville Cats

Bryan Sutton

Swannanoa Tunnel

Seldom Scene

Silent Night

Porky Pig

Blue Christmas

Constant Change

The Rabbit Song

Jerry Douglas

Away In A Manger

Larry Rice

Aunt Mary's Spring

Allan-Lilly Band




Patty Loveless

Santa Train

Lost And Found

Christmas In Virginia

Carolina Road

Christmas In The Smokies

Tony Rice

Song For A Winter's Night

Bryan Sutton

Overton Waltz

Doyle Lawson

Christmas Medley

Blue Highway

Some Day

Rhonda Vincent

Let It Snow

John Duffey 

She's More To Be Pitied

Lonesome Standard Time

Lonesome Without You

Al Batten & The Bluegrass Reunion

Christmas In Our Hometown

Sweet Potato Pie

Mary's Kiss

Bluegrass Album Band

Letter From My Darlin'

Jonathan Byrd

I Was An Oak Tree

Tim O'Brien

Making Plans



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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