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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 - July 27, 2014


Song Title

Rachel Burge

Kentucky Mandolin

Doc Watson

Greenville Trestle

Blue Highway

The Game

Jason Davis

Hard Rock Bottom Of Your Heart

Doyle Lawson

Carolina In The Pines

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

That's Kentucky

Rhonda Vincent

Busy City

Donna Hughes

The Way I Am

Blue Highway

Talk Is Cheap


Without A Kiss

Kruger Brothers

Streamlined Cannonball

Seldom Scene

Body & Soul

Darrell Webb

Folks Like Us

Seldom Scene

Wait A Minute

Becky Buller

Southern Flavor


Girl At The Crossroad Bar

Dolly Parton

Blue Smoke

Gentlemen Of Bluegrass

Carolina Memories

Richard Bennett

Wayfaring Stranger

Tony Rice

Carolina Star

Dave Adkins

Pike County Jail

Steve Martin & Steep Canyon

Atheist Don't Have No Songs

James King

Jason's Farm

Nashville Bluegrass Band

Hard Times

James King

Echo Mountain

Becky Buller

Nothin' To Lose

Dan Tyminski

Man Of Constant Sorrow

Alan Jackson

There Is A Time

Darrell Webb


Nixon Blevins & Gage

Streets Of Gold

Darren Nicholson

Things Left Undone

Bg Album Band

Blue Ridge Cabin Home


The Mountains My Baby And Me

Doc Watson

Tennessee Stud

Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Blue Darling

Larry Cordle

Lost As A Ball In Highw Weeds

Patty Loveless

You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive

Rex Williams

Rose In Paradise

James King

Chiseled In Stone

Sarah Evans & Del Mccoury Band

Muleskinner Blues

Nixon Blevins & Gage

Just A Bowl Of Butterbeans

Alison Krause

Dust Bowl Children

Troublesome Hollow (VW Boys)

5 # Of Possum

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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