Home Page Listen Live
Mast 01
Mast 02
Mast 03

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 - Aug 21, 2016


Song Title

J.D. Crowe

Nashville Skyline Rag

Ricky Skaggs

Rollin' my sweet baby's arms

Continental Divide

More than I can bear

Dave Evans

Highway 52

Deer Creek Boys


Del McCoury

All Aboard

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Brown County Red


I don't worry about you anymore

New Grass Revival

Love someone like me

Blue Highway

Wicked Pathway of Sin

Bluegrass Album Band

I'm waiting to hear you call

Ronnie Bowman

Will you be lonesome too

Ronnie & Rob McCoury

Thanks A lot

The Chapmans

Don't let me cross over

Jimmy Arnold

Pan Handle Rag

Stuart Wyrick

You're the one

Lonesome River Band

When you go walking

The Grass Cats

Carolina Blue

Diamond Creek

Forty Years of Trouble

Don Rigsby

Bootleg John

Carolina Road

Can't you hear the mountains calling

Bluegrass Album Band

We can't be darlings anymore

Flatt & Scruggs

You are my flower

Seldom Scene

In the midnight hour


Mountain Girl

Reid, Baucom & Carolina

My little girl in Tennessee

Alison Krauss

Dark Skies

Continental Divide

Wing and a Prayer

Al Batten & The Bluegrass Reunion

Aunt Dinah's Quilting Party

John Duffey

Willie Roy

Jim Mills

Sledd Ridin'

Jimmy Martin

My Walking Shoes

Darrell Webb

This Old Town

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

A far cry from Lester & Earl

Jim & Jesse

Please be my love

Jim & Jesse


Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Gentle on my mind

Country Gentlemen


Dailey & Vincent


Dailey & Vincent

I'll go to my grave loving you

Diamond Creek

Walk softly

James Monroe


Tony Rice

Brown Mountain Lights

Peter Rowan & the NBB

One Way

Peter Rowan & the NBB

High Lonesome Sound


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.


  • Recently Updated


    • Florida Georgia Line with Kane Brown, Cole Swindell and Cadillac Three

    • Toby Keith with Eric Paslay and Waterloo Revival

    • Rascal Flatts with Kelsea Ballerini and Chris Lane