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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 - Feb 19, 2017


Song Title

J.D. Crowe

Black Jack

The Seldom Scene

Rose of Old Kentucky

The Lonesome River Band

Cabin of Love

Irene Kelley

Carolina Wind

Al Batten and the Bluegrass Reunion

Black Eyed Susie

Alan Bibey & Grasstowne

Old Hen

Adam Steffey

Mountain Man


How I Love You

Blue Moon Rising

Time to be Movin' On

Osborne Brothers

Listening to the Rain

Ricky Skaggs

I Know What it Means to be Lonesome

The Brent Rochester Family

Nothing but the Blood

The Rice Brothers

Don't Think Twice

Terry Baucom

What'll I Do?

James King

Echo Mountain

Harley Allen & Mike Lilly


Volume Five

I Am a Drifter

The Boxcars

When the Bluegrass is Covered with Snow

Dan Tyminski

How Many Times

Dan Fogelberg

Wolf Creek

Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver

Mis'ry River

Flatt & Scruggs

Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
(feat. Mother Maybelle Carter)

Constant Change

A Rose for Marie

Bradley Walker

Last Day at Vicksburg

Brandon Rickman

I Bought Her a Dog

McPeak Brothers

Shoulder to Shoulder

Lou Reid & Carolina

Train of Trouble

Rhonda Vincent

It's Never too Late

Larry Sparks

Dim Lights, Thick Smoke

Jim and Jesse McReynolds

Flower in the Desert

Jim & Jesse and The Virginia Boys

Ole Slew-Foot

David Parmley & Continental Divide

More Than I Can Bear

Darrell Webb Band

I'm Going That Way

Alison Krauss

Endless Highway

Blue Highway

The Game

Craig Smith

Curly Headed Woman

Dailey & Vincent

I'll Go to My Grave Lovin' You

The Garrett Newton Band

Young Heart, Old Soul

Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time

Black Diamond Strings

Larry Cordle, Glen Duncan & Lonesome Standard Time

Kentucky King

Chris Jones & The Night Drivers

The Man on the Side of the Road

The Seldom Scene

Another Lonesome Day

Sister Sadie

Unholy Water

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Brown County Red

The Grass Cats

Prisoner of Your Love


What Made Milwaukee Famous

Lou Reid

Nobody's Love is Like Mine

The Lost and Found

Love of the Mountains

Lost and Found

If Today Was the Last Day

Harley Allen & Mike Lilly


Merle Haggard

Holding Things Together

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

Halfway Home Café

The Bluegrass Album Band

Rock Hearts

New Grass Revival

Love Someone Like Me


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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