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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 - April 12, 2015


Song Title

Flatt & Scruggs

Cumberland Gap


Too Blue To Have The Blues

Becky Buller

Southern Flavor

Lonesome River Band

Hobo Blues

Hot Rize



I've Never Been So Lonesome

Junior Sisk

Honky Tonked To Death

Carolina Road

I Heard You Call My Name


85 On 85

Doyle Lawson

Roll Big River

Volume V

King Of California

Lonesome River Band

Her Love Won't Turn On A Dime

Ronne Bowman

Rye Whiskey

Larry Cordle//Ricky Skaggs

Highway 40 Blues

Balsam Range

Moon Over Memphis

Seldom Scene



That's What Makes The Bluegrass Bllue


Girl At The Crossroads Bar

Larry Cordle/Garth Brooks

Against The Grain


A Woman's Love

Crowe, Lawson  & Williams

My Walking Shoes

Mcpeak Brothers

Last Time

Cedar Hill

This Ain't No Way To Run A RR


Interview With Snyder Family

Snyder Family

Wherever I Wander

Snyder Family

Swamp Music

Adam Steffey/Samantha Snyder

Who Will Sing Me Lullabies

Blue Highway

Gravel Yard

Steve Gulley

Leaving Crazytown

James King

Jason's Farm

Lost & Found

Love Of The Mountains

Tony Rice

Cold On The Shoulder

Ronnie Mccoury

Man Gave Names To All The Animals

Earls Of Leicester

Some Old Day

Emily Kirsch

Little Willie

Carrie Hassler

Stranger In His Mind

Seldom Scene

Dark Hollow

Nixon Blevins & Gage

Just A Bowl Of Butterbeans

New Vintage

Thunder Road

Lonesome River Band

Harvest Time


Life Goes On

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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