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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 - July 24, 2016


Song Title

Alan Mullen

Big Mon

Jimmy Martin

Sunny side of the mountain

Larry Rice

Aunt Mary's Spring

Sister Sadie

All I can do

Lou Reid & Carolina

Train of Trouble

Rhonda Vincent

Busy City

Ricky Skaggs

Little cabin home on the hill

Seldom Scene

City of New Orleans

Mountain Faith

I'm on the battlefield

McPeak Brothers

Livin' with the shades pulled down


Lonesome old home

Larry Sparks

Smoky Mountain Memories

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

Bluegrass Barn

Alison Krauss

Rain, please go away

Flatt Lonesome

I'm blue

Russell Johnson

Old Moonshiner

J.D. Crowe

Sally Goodin

Peter Rowan & the NBB

That High Lonesome Sound

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

I'm leavin' you and Fort Worth too!

Joe Mullins

All dressed up

Irene Kelly

Carolina Wind

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

High in the mountains

Reid, Baucom & Carolina

Cold sheets of rain

Bluegrass All Stars

That Smell

Country Gentlemen

Little Bessie

Dan Tyminski



What made Milwaukee Famous

Bluegrass Album Band

Letter from my darling

Tony Rice

Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Highway 58 Bluegrass

Tim's Way

Lonesome Standard Tim

Little Cecil

Lonesome River Band

Mary Ann

Curtis Wright

Going through Carolina

Harley Allen & Mike Lilly


The Grass Cats

Meet me up in Heaven

Larry Sparks


Alison Krauss

I don't know why

Dailey & Vincent

Bed of Roses

Don Rigsby

Little Maggie

Jason Davis

Sad Prisoner Song

J.D. Crowe

Red Rocking Chair

Jimmy Martin

Losing you

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Brown County Red

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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