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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 - May 21, 2017


Song Title

Alan Munde

Hot Burrito Breakdown

IIIrd Tyme Out

Out of sight, out of mine

Jimmy Martin

Hit Parade of Love

Seldom Scene

City of New Orleans

Terry Baucom

Carry me back to Carolina

Al Batten & The Bluegrass Reunion

Always marry an ugly girl

Becky Buller

Speakin' to the mountain

Jimmy Arnold

Pan Handle Rag

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

What goes around comes around

Reid, Baucom & Carolina

Cold Sheets of Rain

Peter Rowan & The NBB

That high lonesome sound

James King

She took his breath away

J.D. Crowe & The New South

Grandpa's Shoes

Dale Ann Bradley

Talking to the moon

Ricky Skaggs

Get up John

Allen-Lilly Band

I don't believe you met my baby

Lost & Found

If it hadn't been for you

Del McCoury

Black Jack County Chains

Shady Grove Band


Hot Rize

Come sing one for me

Dan Tyminski

Man of constant sorrow

Salt & Light

Don't know what to say

Dailey & Vincent

Years Ago

Sam Bush

Roll on Buddy

Darrell Webb Band

If you're thinking


Unwanted Love

Osborne Brothers

Big Spike Hammer

Jim Mills

Ground Hog

Jason Davis

Darby's Castle

J.D. Crowe & The Kentucky Mt. Boys

She's Just a Little Cute Thing

Larry Cordle

Lost as a ball in high weeds

Lonesome River Band

Harvest Time

Lonesome River Band

The Game is Over

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

Seminole Wind

Larry Sparks

Rock Hearts


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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