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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 - August 17, 2014


Song Title

Steve Day

Old Brown County Barn

Scottie Sparks

In My Arms Instead Of My Memory

James King

The Devil's Train

Sam Bush

Roll On Buddy, Roll On

Dan Tyminski

Man Of Constant Sorrow

Del McCoury

Big Blue Raindrops

Alan Jackson

Blue Ridge Mountain Song

Jim & Jesse

Heading West

Dave Adkins

Pike County Jail

Nixon, Blevins & Gage

Bowl Of Butterbeans

John Duffy

Walk Through This World With Me

Jerry Douglas

Dixie Hoedown

Jimmy Martin

My Walkin' Shoes

Joe Mullins

Katie Dailey

Johnson Mountain Boys

 Our Last Goodbye

Josh  Williams

Cherokee Shuffle

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

A Far Cry From Lester & Earl

Tony Rice

John Hardy

Lonesome Standard Time

Delta Queen

Lonesome Standard Time

Lost As A Ball In High Weeds

Alison Krauss

Lose Again

Doyle Lawson

Sadie's Got Her Blue Dress On

Doyle Lawson

Traveling Down The Blue Road

Don Rigsby

Little Maggie

Doc Watson

Last Thing On My Mind

Del Mccoury

Rain And Snow

Al Batten & The Bluegrass Reunion

Sweetest Love

Alan Mullen

Big Mon

Vince Gill

All Prayed Up

Carolina Road

That's Kentucky

Country Gentlemen

Irish Spring

Russell Moore & III Tyme Out

Old Kentucky Farmers

Seldom Scene

Breaking New Ground

Seldom Scene

California Cotton Fields


It's Just A Road

Osborne Brothers

Listening To The Rain

The  Grass Cats

Home To Carolina

J.D. Crowe

Home Sweet Home Revisited

Flatt & Scruggs

Home Sweet Home

Marty Raybon

A Little More Sawdust...

Marty Raybon

Home Run Man

Newton & Thomas

Old McDonald

The Churchmen

That's The Way I Want To Go

Bluegrass Album Band

A Hundred Years From Now

Vince Gill & Byron Berline

Rose Of Old Kentucky

Blue Highway

The Game

Blue Moon Rising

Hearts To Stone

Bill Monroe

Mighty Dark To Travel

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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