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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 - April 20, 2014


Song Title

Flatt & Scruggs

Cumberland Gap

Country Gentlemen


Osborne Brothers

Me And My Old Banjo

Becky Buller

Nothing To You

Alan Mullen

Big Mon

Dailey & Vincent

By The Mark

Alison Krauss

Tiny Broken Heart

Blue Highway

In The Gravel Yard

Alan Jackson

Blueridge Mountain Song

James King

The Devil's Train

Ricky Skaggs

Little Mountain Church House

Terry Baucom

Martha White Lester & Earl

Lonesome River Band

Long Gone

Vassar Clements


Vince Gill

Cold Gray Light Of Gone

The Isaacs

He Ain't Never

The Boxcars

It's Just The Road

The Grascals

Feeling Blue

Doyle Lawson

Yellow River

Ernie Thacker

Sharecropper's Son

James King

Thirty Years Of Farming

Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins

Wild Mountain Honey

The Outliers

Come Hither To Go Yonder

Lonesome River Band

She Changed Her Mind

Doyle Lawson

Angel Band

Nixon, Blevins & Gage

Just A Bowl Of Butterbeans

Bill Keith

Sugar Foot Rag

Larry Cordle

Highway 40 Blues


I've Never Been So Lonesome

Lorrain Jordan & Carolina Road

I Saw The Golden Stairs

Larry Sparks

John Deere Tractor

Weary Heart

You're In My Heart

Russell Johnson

Old Moonshiner

Alison Krauss

Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn

Seldom Scene

Old Train

Country Gentlemen

Fox On The Run

New Grass Revival

Love Someone Like Me

Flatt & Scruggs

Footprints In The Snow

Hot Rize

Won’t You Come Sing One For Me

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Gentle On My Mind

J.D. Crowe

I’m Walkin'

Constant Change

Rhythm Of The Wheel

Country Gentlemen

Traveling Kind

Doyle Lawson

Traveling Down The Blue Road

Flatt & Scruggs

Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Vince Gill & Alison Krauss

Catfish John

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

Little Bit Of This, Little Bit Of That

Lonesome River Band

Mary Ann

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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