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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 - August 30, 2015


Song Title

Flatt & Scruggs

Foggy Mountain Special

Spinney Brothers

My Music Comes From Bill

Adam Steffey/Alison Krause

Warm KY Sunshine


Mountain Girl

Mark Miklos

GA on a Fast Train

Darin &Brooke Aldridge

TN Flat Top Box

Cedar Hill

This Ain't No Way to Run a Railroad

Joe Mullins

Another Day From Life


Old School Road

Big Country

Bluefield WV Blues

Lost & Found

Love of the Mountains

Carolina Road/T.G. Shepard

Do You Want to Go to Heaven

Gibson Brothers

Darker the Night

Jonathan Byrd

Father's Day

Gold Heart


Doc Watson

Tennessee Stud

Scott Tackett

Miller's Cave

Tony Rice

Cold on the Shoulder


That's What Makes the Bluegrass Blue

Vince Gill

Lonesome River

Nixon Blevins & Gage

Shady Grove

Snyder Family Band

Swamp Music

Bluegrass Album Band

Rock Hearts

Ricky Skaggs

You Can't Hurt Ham

Front Range

One Beautiful Day

Larry Cordle/Alison Krause

Two Highways

Nashville Bluegrass Band

Blue Train

Carrie Hassler

She's a Stranger


You Don't Know What Love Is

Country Gentlemen


John Duffy

Long Black Veil

Sierra Hull

I”ll Always be Waiting for You

New Vintage


Darrell Webb

More Live

The Tuttles

Oh Mandolin


Me & John & Paul

Jim & Jesse


Dan Tyminski

Man of Constant Sorrow

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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