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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 - November 16, 2014


Song Title

Adam Steffey

Big Mon

Vince Gill

Give Me The Highway

Alecia Nugent

Breaking New Ground

Doyle Lawson

Heartbreak Number Nine

Vasar Clements


Bill Monroe

Blue Moon Of Kentucky

Reid, Baucom & Carolina

Blue Night

Highway 58 Bluegrass

I'm Crying For You Little Darlin'

Hot Rize

Colleen Malone

The Grass Cats

The Mountains My Baby And Me

Jerry Douglas

Cincinnati Rag

Jim & Jesse

Are You Missing Me

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Modern Day Bonnie & Clyde

Dolly Parton

Train, Train

Rhonda Vincent

Busy City

Larry Sparks


Tony Rice

Brown Mountain Lights

The Boxcars

You Took The Ramblin' Out Of Me

The Country Gazette

Orange Blossom Special

The Johnson Mountain Boys

Our Last Goodbye

Ernie Thacker

Sharecropper's Son

Lester Flatt & The Nashville Grass

Feudin' Banjos

Larry Rice

If You Only Knew

J.D. Crowe

Rose Colored Glasses

Lonesome River Band

Stray Dogs & Alley Cats

Don Rigsby

Bluestone Mountain

Dave Atkins

Pike County Jail

James King

Jason's Farm


What Made Milwaukee Famous

The Gibson Brothers

The Darker The Night

The Snyder Family

Heavens' Bright Shore

Seldom Scene

Sitting On Top Of The World

The Country Gentlemen

Fox On The Run

The Grass Cats

Copperhead Road

Alan Bibey

Gordon McGregor

Alan Jackson

Long Hard Road

Al Batten & The Bluegrass Reunion

Heartbreak Mountain

The Country Gazette

Saro Jane

Alan Mullen

Salt Creek

The Bluegrass Album Band

Rock Hearts

New Tradition

Prodigal Son

Larry Rice

Aunt Mary's Spring

Flatt Lonesome

So Far

Jim & Jesse

Ole Slew-Foot

J.D. Crowe

Cryin' Holy

The Kickin' Grass Band

Ghosts In My Head

Here Today

Lonesome River



Lonesome River Band

Mary Ann

Marty Raybon

Homerun Man


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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