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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 - March 18, 2018


Song Title

Flatt & Scruggs

Bugle Call Rag

Joe Mullins

Katy Daly

Jimmy Martin

Hit Parade of Love

Lou Reid & Carolina

Train of trouble

McPeak Brothers

Should to Shoulder

Old & in the Way

Pig in a pen

Jerry Douglas

Cincinnati Rag

Osborne Brothers

Pain in my heart

Larry Sparks

Too late to walk the floor

Ricky Skaggs

How mountain girls can love

Lonesome River Band

Wrong road again

Lonesome River Band

Them blues


This old Martin box


Iver Johnson is my name

Blue Highway

Lonesome Pine

Alison Krauss

 Foolish Heart

Alison Krauss

Baby, now that I've found you

Rogers & Johnson

Mandy play your mandolin

Ronnie & Rob McCoury

Another place, another time

Rex Wiseman

Put my little shoes away

Osborne Brothers

Rocky Top

Seldom Scene


Seldom Scene

Old Train

Aaron McDarris

Be good to my little baby girl

Adam Steffey

Mountain Man

Brad Hudson

Hugging the hound

Charlie Sizemore

Alison's Band

Carolina Road

A light in the window

Becky Buller

Talkin' to that mountain

Becky Buller

Southern Flavor

Berline, Crary & Hickman

They don't play George Jones on MTV

Ricky Skaggs

You can't hurt ham

Ricky Skaggs

A simple life

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Makes me wonder if I ever said goodbye

Alan Munde

Hot burrito breakdown

Alecia Nugent

Hillbilly Goddess

Alecia Nugent

It won't be me

James King

Chiseled in stone

James Monroe

Love, please come home

James Monroe


Doc Watson

Going down this road

Doc Watson

The last thing on my mind

Diamond Creek

Where do I go from here

Larry Sparks

Family Bible

Tony Rice

Hills of Roane County

Tony Rice

Brown Mountain Lights

Weary Hearts

I know the way to you by heart

Jimmy Martin



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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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