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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 24, 2015

Jimmy Martin

Crowe on the Banjo

Joe Mullins

Katy Dailey

Dan Tyminski

Man of Constant Sorrow

Earl Scruggs

Flint Hill Special

Flatt Lonesome

I'm Blue

J.D. Crowe

Gone, Gone, Gone

James King

Crazy Heart

Here Today

My Walkin' Shoes

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

That's Kentucky

Tony Rice

Home from the Forest

Highway 58 Bluegrass

Tim's Way

The Grass Cats

85 on 85

Alan Jackson

There is a Time

Lonesome River Band

The Game is Over

Flatt & Scruggs

Foggy Mountain Breakdown

The Osborne Brothers

Fastest Grass Alive

Dailey & Vincent

Flowers on the Wall

Weary Hearts

I Know the Way to You by Heart

Sara Evans & Del McCoury Band

Muleskinner Blues

Jimmy Arnold

Pan Handle Rag

James King

Old Five and Dimers

Larry Sparks

Love of the Mountains

Larry Cordle

Jesus and Bartenders

Reid, Baucom & Carolina

Lonesome Old Homesick Blues

Newton & Thomas

Old McDonald

Marty Raybon

Homerun Man

IIIrd Tyme Out

Grandpas' Mandolin

Rhonda Vincent

I'm nNot Over You

The Osborne Brothers

Rocky Top

Doyle Lawson

Dixie Road

The Grass Cats

The Old School Road

Constant Change

The Rabbit Song

Al Batten & the Bluegrass Reunion

Lonesome Without You

Country Gentlemen

Little Bessie

Country Gazette

Saro Jane

Continental Divide

New Tin Roof

Craig Smith

Sandy River Belle

Craig Smith

Curley Headed Woman

Dave Adkins

Put A Little Grass In It

Lonesome River Band

Mary Ann

Jimmy Martin

Ocean of Diamonds

Nixon, Blevins & Gage

Just a Closer Walk

Old & in the Way

Pig in a Pen

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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