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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 - Jan 15, 2017


Song Title

Jerry Douglas

Randy Lynn Rag

Flatt & Scruggs

My Little Girl In Tennessee

Ray Edwards & Marty Raybon

My Name is Jimmy Martin

Michael Cleveland

Fiddlin' Joe

Jim & Jesse

Please Be My Love

Larry Sparks

When My Time Comes To Go

Lou Reid & Carolina

Train of Trouble



New Tradition


Lonesome River Band

When you go walking

Sister Sadie

Unholy Water

Soggy Bottom Boys

Man of Constant Sorrow

Curtis Wright

Going Through Carolina

Flatt & Scruggs

Jimmy Brown the Newsboy

Blue Highway

Don't weep For Me

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Brown County Red

Deer Creek Boys


Bill Keith

Sugarfoot Rag

Alison Krauss

Tiny Broken Heart

Country Gentlemen

Redwood Hill

Doyle Lawson

I've Heard These Words Before

Hank Bowman

Lonely in Carolina

Allen/Lilly Band


J.D. Crowe

Come On Down To My World

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

Longneck Blues

Kenny Baker

Jerusalem Ridge

IIIrd Tyme Out

Medals for Mothers

Tony Rice


Tony Rice

Old Train

Flatt & Scruggs

I'll Go Stepping Too

Seldom Scene

Boots of Spanish Leather

Bluegrass 95

Paddy On The Turnpike

Larry Cordle

Highway 40 Blues

Lonesome River Band

Cabin of Love

Balsam Range

Blue Collar Dreams

J.D. Crowe

I Ain't Broke

Vince Gill

Sweet Augusta Darlin'

Irene Kelly

Carolina Wind

John Duffey

Long Black Veil

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Makes Me Wonder If I Ever Said

Larry Rice

If You Only Knew

Marty Raybon

Leavin' On The Next Thing Smokin'

Salt & Light


Randy Kohrs

Devil In The Trail

Ronnie Bowman

Will You Be Lonesome Too

Lost and Found

Wild Mountain Flowers for Mary

Larry Sparks

Love of the Mountains


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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