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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.

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 - October 19, 2014


Song Title

Jason Davis


Jim & Jesse

Ole Slew-Foot

Jimmy Martin

Freeborn Man

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Hard Rock Mountain Prison

Box Cars

It's Just A Road

Country Gentlemen

Catfish John

Del McCoury

Gone But Not Forgotten

Country Gazette

Dixie Breakdown

The Grascals

Me And John And Paul

Johnson Mountain Boys

Sweetest Gift

Lonesome River Band

Old Country Store

Nashville Bluegrass Band

The Boys Are Back In Town


Go Hither To Go Yonder

Rice Brothers

Don't Think Twice

Josh Williams

It's A Lonesome Feeling

Jim Eanes

In His Arms

Kenny Baker

Jerusalem Ridge

Larry Cordle

Stray Cat

Larry Cordle

Black Diamond Strings

Flatt & Scruggs

Jimmy Brown The News Boy


Big, Big Heartache

Lou Reid & Carolina

Tennessee Back Roads

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

Bluegrass Barn

Lost And Found

Love Of The Mountain

Larry Sparks

Tennessee 1949

Al Batten & The Bluegrass Reunion

Aunt Dinah's Quilting Party

Alan Jackson

Appalachian Mountain Girl

Alecia Nugent

Think Of What Youve Done

New Vintage

Down In The Willow Garden

Dailey & Vincent

Bed Of Roses

The Grass Cats

Hungry Heart

The Chapmans

Don't Let Me Cross Over

Don Rigsby

Empty Old Mailbox


You Took All The Rambling Out Of Me

Rhonda Vincent

Busy City

Alison Krauss

Man Of Constant Sorrow

Country Gentlemen

Walking Down The Line

Flatt & Scruggs

You Are My Flower

Patti Loveless

You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive

Osborne Brothers


Doc Watson

Greenville Trestle High

Del McCoury

1952 Vincent Black Lightning

Country Gentlemen

Welcome To New York

Jimmy Martin

Steppin' Stones

Joe Mullins & Larry Sparks

That Little Old Country Church

James King

Bed By The Window

Dailey & Vincent

Flowers On The Wall

Doyle Lawson

Heart Of A Little Mountain Girl

J.D. Crowe

Philadelphia Lawyer

James King

The Devil's Train

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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