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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 10, 2018


Song Title

Jim Mills

Bear Tracks

Lonesome River Band

My sweet blue eyed darling

Nashville Bluegrass Band

The Boys are back in town

Don Rigsby

Little Maggie

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

Brand new shade of blue

Bluegrass Album Band

Come back darlin'

Becky Buller

Calamity Jane

Country Gentlemen

Country Road

Country Gentlemen

Walking down the line

James King

30 Years of Farming

Volume Five

Now that's a song

Volume Five

I am a drifter

Alan Bibey & Grasstowne

Old Hen

Al Batten & the Bluegrass Reunion

Always marry an ugly girl

Lou Reid & Carolina

God's Front Porch

Dave Adkins

Blood Feud

Eric Strickland

Black and White

Seldom Scene


Seldom Scene

Little Georgia Rose

Jason Davis

Darby's Castle


Thunder Dan

Shannon Slaughter

Movin' On

Joe Mullins

Long gone out West blues

J.D. Crowe

I'll stay around

J.D. Crowe

I ain't broke

Osborne Brothers

Nobody's darling but mine

Osborne Brothers

Rocky Top

New Grass Revival

Callin' Baton Rouge

New Grass Revival

Can't stop now

Flatt & Scruggs

Yonder stands little Maggie

Flatt & Scruggs

Wildwood Flower

Dave Evans

Drink up and go home

Dave Evans

Highway 52

Darrell Webb Band

If you're thinking you want a stranger

Lou Reid, Terry Baucom & Carolina

Big Mon

Lou Reid, Terry Baucom & Carolina

A Bad Case of Loving You

Lorrain Jordan & Carolina Road

True Grass

Norman Blake & Tony Rice

Eight more miles to Louisville

Tony Rice

Ten degrees

Jimmy Martin

Goodbye old Pal

Jimmy Martin

Free born man

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

A Beautiful Life

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Little Mountain Church

Dailey & Vincent

Do you know you are my sunshine

Dailey & Vincent

Class of 57

Diamond Creek

Where do I go from here

Larry Cordle

Jesus and bartenders

Larry Cordle

Murder on Music Row

Nixon, Blevins and Gage

I am a Pilgrim

Larry Sparks


Adam Steffey

Big Mon


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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