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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 click 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 - September 14, 2014


Song Title

Jerry Douglas

Randy Lynn Rag

J.D. Crowe

Red Rocking Chair

Country Gentlemen

Redwood Hill

Blue Highway

In The Gravel Yard

Seldom Scene

In Despair

James King

Jason's Farm

Alan Mullen

Salt Creek

Continental Divide

New Tin Roof

Terry Baucom

No One But My Darling

Jimmy Martin

My Walking Shoes

Russell Johnson

My Brown Eyed Darling

Lynn Morris Band

My Heart Skips A Beat

Newton & Thomas

Old McDonald

Marty Raybon

That Janie Baker

Lou Reid & Carolina


Del McCoury

Streets Of Baltimore

Blue Highway

Sycamore Hollar

Flatt & Scruggs

Sally Ann

Larry Sparks

Roving Gambler

Osborne Brothers


Don Rigsby

Bootleg John

Ralph Stanley & Patty Loveless

Pretty Polly

Rhonda Vincent

Busy City

Larry Cordle

Call Me The Breeze

The Chapmans

Candy Kisses

Doyle Lawson

Carolina In The Pines

Nixon, Blevins & Gage

Carolina Pig Pickin' Night

Tony Rice

Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

Traditional Grass

Veil Of White Lace

Alan Jackson


McPeak Brothers

The Last Time

Earl Scruggs

Earl's Breakdown

Ronnie Bowman

Cold Virginia Night

Ricky Skaggs

I Know What It Means To Be Lonely

Seldom Scene

Rebels Ye' Rest

Jimmy Martin

Mary Ann

Terry Baucom

Martha White, Lester And Earl

J.D. Crowe

Grandpa's Shoes

James King

The Devil's Train

James Monroe

Love Please Come Home

Jason Davis

Darby's Castle

Jerry Stuart


Johnson Mountain Boys

Our Last Goodbye

Josh Williams

Dream Of Me

For previous weeks playlists click here.


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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