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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 - March 1, 2015


Song Title

Alison Krauss

Cluck Old Hen

Osborne Brothers


Lost  & Found

Love of the Mountains

Balsam Range

Moon Over Memphis

Lonesome River Band

Old Country Town

Larry Sparks



85 on 85

Seldom Scene

Wait a Minute

Larry Stephenson

Great Speckled Bird

Cox Family

I'll Be All Smiles Tonight

Becky Buller

Southern Flavor

Hot Rize

Blue is Fallin'

Alan Jackson

Blue Ridge Mountain Song

Balsam Range

Songs I've Sung



Earls of Leicester

I'll Go Stepping Too

Country Gentlemen

Fox On The Run

Darren Nicholson

Things Left Undone

Cockman Family

Were You There When They Crucified

Lou Reid

Red White & Blue


A  Woman's Love

Darrell Webb

More Life

Flatt & Scruggs

Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Darren & Brook Aldridge

Our Little World

Nashville Bluegrass Band

Tear My Still House Down

Damascus Ridge

More Than A Name On A Wall

Ricky Skaggs

Little Mountain Church House

Alison Krauss

Ghost In This House

Osborne Brothers


Jim Eanes

In His Arms

Larry  Cordle

Lost As A Ball in High Weeds

Blue Rose

Geraldine & Ruthie Mae

Troublesome Hollow

5# Possum

Lynn Morris

Blue Skies & Teardrop

Dave Adkins

Pike County Breakdown

Nixon Blevins & Gage

Just A Bowl Of Butterbeans

James King

Jason's Farm

Al Batten

Devil & The Farmers Wife

Osborne Brothers

Rock Top

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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