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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. 

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 - July 20, 2014


Song Title

Reid, Baucom & Carolina

Big Mon


I've Never Been So Lonesome

Doyle Lawson

Heart Of A Little Mountain Girl

Alan Jackson

Harold's Super Service

Boone Creek

Head Over Hills

J.D. Crowe

Rose Colored Glasses

Ronnie Bowman

Rye Whiskey

Iiird Tyme Out

Raining In LA

Seldom Scene


Marty Raybon

 Prayer Bells In Heaven

Jim & Jesse

Please Be My Love

The Grass Cats

Bluegrass Man

Sara Evans

Muleskinner Blues

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Hard Rock Mountain Prison

Larry Sparks


Josh Williams

Dream Of Me

Constant Change

The Rabbit Song

Continental Divide

In Despair

Dan Fogleburg

Wolf's Creek

Chris Jones

Uphill Climb

Charlie Sizemore

Alison's Band

Brandon Rickman

Always Have, Always Will

Carolina Road

That's Kentucky

Bill Monroe

Uncle Pen

Jimmy Martin


Ernie Thacker

Sharecropper's Son

Flatt & Scruggs

Dog A Hole In The Meadow

Flatt Lonesome

I'm Blue

Russell Johnson

Old Moonshiner

Doc Watson

Tennessee Stud

Larry Cordle

Lost As A Ball In High Weeds

J.D. Crowe

Grandpa's Shoes

Terry Baucom

Long Enough To Make Me Blue

Jim Mills

Black Jack

Lonesome River Band

I'd Worship You

The Boxcars

It's Just A Road

Bluegrass Album Band

I'm Waiting To Hear You Call Me

Peter Rowan & The NBB

That High Lonesome Sound

The Osborne Brothers

One Tear

Old & In The Way

Knockin' On Your Door

Nixon, Blevins & Gage

Brown Mountain Lights

Country Gentlemen

Traveling Kind

Flatt & Scruggs

I'll Go Stepping Too

Alison Krauss

I Will

Tony Rice

Nine Pound Hammer

Tim Surrett

When I Wake Up To Sleep No More

Weary Hearts

You're In My Heart

James King

Echo Mountain

James King

The Devil's Train

Craig Smith

Curly Headed Woman

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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