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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 - Dec 4, 2016


Song Title

Tony Rice

Gold Rush

Peter Rowan

Christmas Time's  A'Coming

Spinney Brothers

Living the Dream

Salt & Light

There's a Fork in the Road

Sister Sadie

Unholy Water

Al Batter

Christmas in Our Hometown

O'Connor Band

Always Do


Favorite Christmas Memories

Lonely Heartstring Band

The Road's Salvation

Sweet Potato Pie

Mary's Kiss

Kristen Scott Benson/Claire Lynch

When Fall Comes to New England

Carolina Road/John Anderson


Kathy Hinton Nixon

November Wind

Alan Jackson/Alison Krauss

The Angels Cried


Colors & Crossroads

Cullen's Bridge

I Found My Daddy's Grass


Christmas in Dixie

Special Consensus

Long I Ride

New Tradition

Prodigal Son

Terry Baucom

Around the Corner

Kicking Grass

The Meaning of Christmas

Joe Mullins

All Dressed Up

Constant Change

Christmas Time Back Home

Kenny & Amanda Smith

You Know That I Would

Patty Loveless

Santa Train

Nixon Blevins & Gage

Beautiful Star

Rebekah Long

Ain't Life Sweet

Seldom Scene

Silent Night

Ronnie Bowman

Cold Virginia Night

Patty Loveless

Blue Grass, White Snow

Hot Rize

Coleen Malone

Larry Keith

Going Up Home to Live in Green Past.

Bluegrass Album Band

Blue Ridge Mountain Home

Brandon Rickman

I Bought Her a Dog

Karen Smedley

Trust Me


Southern Train

Doyle Lawson

Christmas Medley


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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