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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 - July 1, 2018


Song Title

Tony Rice  

Blackberry Blossom

Larry Sparks

Smokey Mountain Memories

Cockman Family

Three O’clock Prayer

Amantha Mill

Southern Train

Kristy Cox


Larry Cordle

Lonesome Dove


Queen of Carolina

Dierks Bentley

Roving Gambler

Dave Adkins

Blood Feud

Chatham County Line


Terry Baucom

Rainey Day Blues

Curtis Wright

Going Through Carolina

Becky Buller

Calamity Jane

James King

Devils Train

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

True Grass

Junior Sisk

Whiskey & Guitar

Steep Canyon Rangers

Let Me Out of this Town



Peter Rowan

The Light in Carter Stanley’s Eyes

Al Batten

Always Marry an Ugly Girl


That’s What Makes the Bluegrass Blue

Diamond Creek

40 Years of Trouble

Trinity River Band

Time Is a Crooked Thing

James King

She Took His Breath Away

Larry Cordle

Lost as a Ball in High Weeds

Traditional Grass

Veil of White Lace

Garrett Newton

Remington Ride

Nashville Bluegrass Band

Blue Train

Erick Strickland

I Ain’t Much of an Outlaw

Tony Rice

Carolina Star

Bluegrass Brothers

The Old Crooked Trail

Sowell Family Pickers

Three Wooden Crosses

Brad Hudson

Smokey Mountain Strong

VW Boys

Five Pounds of Possum

Larry Sparks

John Deere Tractor

Swift Creek

Rock Me Grandpa


Star Spangled Banner


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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