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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 22, 2016


Song Title

Jason Davis

Pike County Breakdown

Donna Ulissee

It Could Have Been the Mandolin

Junior Sisk

Longneck Blues

James King

A Few Old Memories

James King

Big House on the Corner

James King

Tall Pines

James King

Jason's Farm

James King

She Took His Breath Away

James King

Sweeter Than the Flowers

James King

Bed By the Window

James King

Roy Lee

James King

Flowers In the Dell

James King

30 Years of Farming

James King

Old Five and Dimers

James King

Crazy Heart

James King

Echo Mountain

James King

Chiseled in Stone

James King


Longview (w/James King)

Lonesome Old Home

Longview (w/James King)

I've Lived a Lot in my Time

Longview (w/James King)

High Lonesome

Longview (w/James King)

I've Never Been So Lonesome

Longview (w/James King)

Ballad of Maudie Dawson

Longview (w/James King)

Lessons in Stone

Longview (w/James King)

Little Annie

James King

Play Us a Waltz

James King

Bed By the Window

Danny Paisley

Weary River

Flatt Lonesome

Runaway Train

Ronnie Bowman

Rye Whiskey


I Know Better

Jimmy Martin


Dave Adkins

Change Here Mind

Nixon, Blevins & Gage

Just a Bowl of Butterbeans


Mountain Girl


I Like Trains

IIIrd Tyme Out

Had It Not Been for the Trains


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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