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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.

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 - September 28, 2014


Song Title

Alan Mullen

Shenandoah Breakdown

Rebecca Frazier

Human Highway

Balsam Range

Moon Over Memphis

Mark Newton, Steve Thomas

Old McDonald Sold The Farm

Darren Nicholson

Things Left Undone

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

I Heard You Call His Name

Blue Highway

Remind Me Of You

Ash Breeze

Without Love

Larry Sparks


Darren & Brooke Aldridge

Our Little World

Becky Buller

Southern Flavor

Don Rigsby

Golden Fields

Michael Cleveland

Fiddlin' Joe

Earls Of Leicester

Some Ole Day

Trinity River Band

Better Than Blue

Doyle Lawson

Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong

Becky Buller

Nothin' To You

Della Mae



Too Blue To Have The Blues

Darrell Webb

More Life

James King

Jason's Farm

Damascus Ridge

Not Afraid

Donna Hughes

The Way I Am

Nixon Blevins & Gage

Just A Bowl Of Butterbeans

Flatt Lonesome

So Far


Jesus & Jones

Seldom Scene

Wait A Minute

Carolina Road

Two Chord Charlie

Wells Family

You Make My Life Worth Living

Steve Martin & Steep Canyon

Atheists Don't Have No Songs

James King

30 Years Of Farming

Dan Tyminski

Man Of Constant Sorrow

Russell Johnson

Old Moonshiner

Nashville Bluegrass Band

Blackbirds & The Crows

Larry Cordle

Lost As A Ball In High Weeds

Country Gentlemen

Fox On The Run

Dailey & Vincent


Lonesome River Band

Carolyn  The Teenage Queen

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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