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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 - February 22, 2015


Song Title

Boone Creek

Sally Goodin

Blue Grass Album Band

Rock Hearts

Carolina Road

Ball Knob Arkansas


Hills & Home


Too Blue To Have The Blues

Russell Johnson

Waltz With Melissa

Balsam Range

Moon Over Memphis

Dolly Parton

Little Sparrow


That’s What Makes The Bluegrass Blue

Tony King

White Freightliner

Becky Buller

Nothin' To You

Adam Steffey/Alison Krauss

Warm Kentucky Sunshine

Widow Maker

Hog Killin' Time

3 Fox Drive

This Little House Of Mine

Swift Creek

Rock Me Grandpa

Phil Leadbetter

I'm A Ramblin’ Rolling Stone

Don Rigsby

Ravishing Ruby

Becky Buller

Southern Flavor

Larry Stephenson

Great Speckled Bird

Hot Rize

Blue Is Falling

Larry Cordle/Alison Krause

Two Highways

Balsam Range

Songs I've Sung

Bluegrass Band

Rocky Top

Spinney Brothers

 My Music Comes From Bill

Brandon Rickman

I Bought Her A Dog

Junior Sisk

Honky Tonked To Death

Larry Cordle/Kenny Chesney

Fields Of Home

Jonathan Byrd

Chicken Wire

Dolly Parton

Seven Bridges Road

Vince Gill/Alison Krause

High Lonesome Sound

Tony Rice

Greenlight On The Southern Line


The Old School Road

Tommy Webb

If It Weren't For Bluegrass Music

Dan Tyminski

Man Of Constant Sorrow

Lonesome River Band

Stray Dogs And Alley Cats

Country Gentlemen

Fox On The Run

Ralph Stanley/Patty Loveless

Pretty Polly

Sara Evans

Muleskinner Blues

Nixon Blevins & Gage

Brown Mountain Lights

Al Batten

I Can't Quit Cigarettes

New Tradition

Prodigal Son

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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