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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 - June 28, 2015


Song Title

Jerry Douglas

Shenandoah Breakdown

J.D. Crowe

She's Just A Little Cute Thing

Country Gentlemen

Secret of the Waterfall

Osborne Brothers


Charlie Sizemore

Alison's Band

Carolina Road

Runnin' Water

Brandon Rickman

Always Have, Always Will

Jim Mills

Ground Hog

New Tradition

Prodigal Son

McPeak Brothers

The Last Time

Marty Raybon


James King

30 Years of Farming

J.D. Crowe

Freeborn Man

Boone Creek

Mississippi Queen

Dailey & Vincent

Bed of Roses

Alison Krauss

I Will

Patty Loveless

You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive

Diamond Creek

Where Do I Go From Here

Lonesome River Band

Carolyn the Teenage Queen

Del McCoury

Let An Old Racehorse Run

Rhonda Vincent

I'm Not Over You

Lou Reid & Carolina

Daddy Tried

Tony Rice

Red Haired Boy

Al Batten & the Bluegrass Reunion

Redneck Love Song

Alan Jackson

Appalachian Mountain Song

Alecia Nugent

But I do

Bluegrass 95

Pike County Breakdown

Continental Divide

In Despair

IIIrd Tyme Out

Out of Sight Out of Mind

The Grass Cats

The Old School Road

Jason Davis

Bootleg John

Country Gazette

Dixie Breakdown

Randy Kohrs

Devil of the Trail

Peter Rowan & the NBB

Trail of Tears

Osborne Brothers


Blue Highway


Nixon, Blevins & Gage

Brown Mountain Lights

IIIrd Tyme Out

I'm Better Off Without You

J.D. Crowe

Black Jack

Jim & Jesse

Please Be My Love

Jimmy Martin

Goodbye Old Pal

McPeak Brothers

Living with the Shades Pulled Down

Ricky Skaggs

Dim Lights, Thick Smoke

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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