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PineCone Bluegrass Show

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 visit pinecone.org.

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 - May 1, 2016


Song Title

Country Gazette

The Great American Banjo Tune

Adam Steffey

Let Me Fall

Constant Change

The Rabbit Song

James King

Thirty Years of Farming

Lonesome Standard Time

Lonesome for You

Rhonda Vincent and The Rage

Kentucky Borderline

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle

She’s a Taker

The Del McCoury Band

1952 Vincent Black Lightning

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Poison Cove

Doc Watson

The Last Thing on My Mind

Jerry Stuart

Rocky Run

Jim & Jesse and The Virginia Boys

Please Be My Love

Jimmy Martin

Hold Whatcha Got

Jimmy Martin

Rock Hearts

Merle Haggard

Holding Things Together

Lou Reid & Carolina

God’s Front Porch

Jim Mills

Sledd Ridin’

J.D. Crowe & The New South

Sugar Coated Love

Lost and Found

If Today was the Last Day

Russell Johnson

Old Moonshiner

Alan Mullen

Big Mon

Lorrain Jordan & Carolina Road

I Got Mexico (feat. Eddy Raven)

Lonesome River Band

Swing that Hammer

Deer Creek Boys


Flatt & Scruggs and
The Foggy Mountain Boys


The Chapmans

Old Man in the Shanty

Patty Loveless

Close By

Diamond Creek

Where Do I Go from Here

Dolly Parton

Train, Train

Tony Rice

Whisper My Name

Terry Baucom

What’ll I Do?

J.D. Crowe & The New South

Cryin’ Holy

Swift Creek

Rattle them Bones

Marty Raybon

Home Run Man

Lou Reid

Red, White and Blue

Lou Reid & Carolina


The Seldom Scene

Pan American

The Grass Cats

Prisoner of Your Love

The Nashville Bluegrass Band

The Boys are Back in Town

Reno & Harrell

I’m Using my Bible for a Roadmap

Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys

Little Maggie

James King

The Devil’s Train

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

I’m Leaving You and Fort Worth Too

Lonesome River Band

Laura Jean

Larry Sparks

Family Bible

John Duffey

Rose of Old Kentucky

Harley Allen & Mike Lilly




Flatt & Scruggs

My Saro Jane


View previous playlists.


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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