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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 - Oct 9, 2016


Song Title

Earl Scruggs

Flint Hill Special

Blue Highway

In the Gravel Yard

Irene Kelley

Carolina Wind

Ronnie Bowman

Rye Whiskey

Spinney Brothers

Living the Dream

Rarely Herd

Simon Crutchfield's Grave

Junior Sisk

Longneck Blues

Gibson Brothers

Singing as We Rise

Earls of Leicester

Train that Carried My Girl From Town

Lonesome River Band

Sitting on Top of the World


Road of Life

Flatt & Scruggs

Rolllin' in My Sweet Baby's Arms

Donna Ulisse

Whispering Pines

Carolina Road

Carolina Hurricane

Cullen's Bridge

I Found My Daddy's Grass

Karen Smedley

Trust Me

Terry Baucom

Around the Corner

Swift Creek

Rock Me Grandpa

Volume V

I Am a Drifter

Laurie Lewis

Who Will Watch the Homeplace

Bill Monroe

Can't  You Hear Me Callin'

Dailey & Vincent



Interview with Larry Stephenson

Larry Stephenson

Let Those Brown Eyes Smile at Me

Larry Stephenson

Blues Don't Care Who's Got ‘Em

Larry Stephenson

Weep Little Willow



Bluegrass Album Band

Model  Church

Swift Creek

Bluegrass Hurricane

Steady Drive

You Can Keep Your 9# Hammer

Scott Tackett

Miller's Cave


Can It Get More Lonesome Than This

Nixon, Blevins & Gage

Just a Bowl of Butterbeans

Salt & Light

There's a Fork in the Road

Balsam Range

Moon Over Memphis

IIIrd Tyme Out

Modern Day Bonnie & Clyde

Karen Smedley

Bluegrass On My Mind


It's a Good Day

IIIrd Tyme Out

Makes Me Wonder If I Ever Said GB


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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