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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 - May 15, 2016


Song Title

Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver

Up on the Blue Ridge

The Lonesome River Band

Cabin of Love

Lou Reid, Terry Baucom & Carolina

Prisoner of the Past

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

Jimmy, J.D. & Paul

Del McCoury Band

All Aboard

The Original Country Gentlemen

Two Little Boys

Jimmy Martin

Sunny Side of the Mountain

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Soldier's Joy

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Brown County Red

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

Do You Want to Go to Heaven (feat. T.G. Sheppard)

Highway 58 Bluegrass

I'm Cryin' for You Darling

Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys

Uncle Pen

Darrell Webb Band

Folks Like Us

Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver

I've Heard these Words Before

Jim Mills

Bear Tracks

The Johnson Mountain Boys

Our Last Goodbye

The Larry Stephenson Band

The Sound (That Set My Soul on Fire)

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle

She's a Taker

The Tony Rice Unit

Ginseng Sullivan

Steep Canyon Rangers

Lovin' Pretty Women

The Grass Cats

I've Got My Baby on My Mind

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

Dim Lights Thick Smoke

Marty Raybon & Full Circle

Slowly (I'm Falling)

Balsam Range

Trains I Missed

Mark Newton & Steve Thomas

Old McDonald Sold the Farm

Larry Sparks

Smoky Mountain Memories

John Duffey

Long Black Veil

J.D. Crowe & The New South

Old Home Place

Deer Creek Boys


Dailey & Vincent

Bed of Roses

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

Cold in Carolina

James King

The Devil's Train

Lou Reid, Terry Baucom, & Carolina

I'm Gonna Hold to His Hand

Lonesome River Band

I Won't be Calling for You

Ray Edwards & Hard Rock Mountain

My Name is Jimmy Martin (Do You Remember Me?)

Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, and the Foggy Mountain Boys

Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Blue Highway

Some Day

Alecia Nugent

Hillbilly Goddess

Alison Krauss & Union Station

Choctaw Hayride

Berline, Crary & Hickman

The Don't Play George Jones on MTV

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

I'm Leaving You and Fort Worth Too

The Rice Brothers

Don't Think Twice


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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