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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 7, 2016


Song Title

Jimmy Martin

Big Country

Lonesome Standard Time


Flatt Lonesome

You're the One

Darrell Webb Band

Prisoner of the Highway

James King

The Devil's Train

The Del McCoury Band

A Far Cry

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

Runnin' Water (feat. The Kentucky Headhunters)

Charlie Sizemore

Alison's Band

Mountain Faith

I'm on the Battlefield

New Grass Revival

Hold to a Dream

Nixon, Blevins & Gage

Carolina Pig Pickin' Night

Brandon Rickman

Always Have, Always Will

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Brown County Red

Dailey & Vincent

Flowers on the Wall

Blue Highway

Wicked Path of Sin

J.D. Crowe & The New South

Train 45

Junior Sisk and Joe Mullins

Wild Mountain Honey

The Del McCoury Band

1952 Vincent Black Lightning

The Grascals

Felling Blue

The Grass Cats

The Old School Road

Lonesome River Band

Perfume, Powder and Lead

Lonesome River Band

Mary Ann

John Duffey

Long Black Veil

Larry Sparks

Tennessee 1949

Alecia Nugent

Breaking New Ground

Earl Scruggs (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

Flint Hill Special

Flatt & Scruggs

I Wonder Where You are Tonight


I'm Thinking You Don't Love Me Anymore

Hot Rize

Colleen Malone

Jim Mills

Black Jack

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Gentle on My Mind

Jimmy Martin (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

Grand Ole Opry Song

Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys

Free Born Man

Lou Reid, Terry Baucom & Carolina

Mt Little Girl in Tennessee

Marty Raybon & Full Circle

Slowly (I'm Falling)

Dan Tyminski

I am a Man of Constant Sorrow

Dale Ann Bradley

Till I Hear it From You

Dailey & Vincent

Years Ago

Country Gentlemen

Over the Hills to the Poor House

Country Gentlemen


Doc Watson (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

Black Mountain Rag

Here Today

I'll Never Love Nobody But You

Harley Allen & Mike Lilly


The Osborne Brothers

Lonesome Feeling

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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