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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. 

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 - April 6, 2014


Song Title


Banjo Warning

Ronnie Bowman

Rye Whiskey

Terry Baucom & Marty Raybon

Martha White, Lester & Earl

Jerry Douglas,  Alison Krause

I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby

Mark Newton, Steve Thomas

Old McDonald Sold The Farm

Donna Hughes

Mid-Life Crisis

James King

Devils Train

J.D. Crowe & New South

Free Born Man


Cups (When I'm Gone)

IIIrd Tyme Out

Erase The Miles

Lorraine Jordan

That's Kentucky


This Old Guitar And Me

Del McCoury

Big Blue Raindrops

Doc Watson

Greenville Trestle High

Claire Lynch

How Many Moons

Doyle Lawson

Let The Best  Man Win

Blue Highway

Talk Is Cheap



Peter Rowan

I'm Gonna Love You

Frank Solivan

Drifting Apart

Old Crow Medicine Show

Wagon Wheel


Without A Kiss

Russell Johnson

Old Moonshiner

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

I Heard You Call His Name

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

Living Like I’m Dying

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

Bluegrass Barn

Linda Barker

Mama's Rocking Chair

Larry Sparks

Smokey Mountain Memories

James King

30 Years Of Farming

Country Gentlemen

Legend Of The Rebel Soldier

Lou Reid

Cold Sheets Of Rain

Ronnie McCoury

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

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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