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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 17, 2016


Song Title

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

Jesse James

David Parmley

More than I can bear

Dave Adkins

Put some grass in it

Flatt & Scruggs

Roll in my sweet baby's arms

Dan Tyminski

Man of constant sorrow

Lou Reid

When it rains

Vince Gill & Byron Berline

Rose of old Kentucky

Tony Rice

Thunderclouds of love

Country Gentlemen

Catfish John

Seldom Scene

If I were a carpenter

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Brown County Red

Jim Mills

Ground Hog

Lonesome River Band

Stray dogs and alley cats

Dale Ann Bradley

Talking to the moon

Curtis Wright

Going through Carolina

Ernie Thacker

Sharecropper's son

Jerry Douglas

Cincinnati Rag

Bluegrass Album Band

Devil in Disguise

Terry Baucom

Martha White, Lester and Earl

Ricky Skaggs

Dim lights, thick smoke

Penny Parson's Interview


Flatt & Scruggs

Why don't you tell me so

Flatt & Scruggs

No Mother or Dad

Curly Seckler

Dig a hole in the meadow

Curly Seckler

He took your place

Curly Seckler & Bill Monroe

Sitting on top of the world

Ronnie Bowman

Will you be lonesome too

Lonesome River Band

Them Blues

Seldom Scene

Wait a minute

Alecia Nugent

Paper and Pen

Bluegrass 95

Paddy on the turnpike

Alison Krauss

So long, So wrong

Dolly Parton

Train, Train

The Deere Creek Boys


Dailey & Vincent

Years Ago

Donna Hughes

Bottom of a glass

Flatt Lonesome

You're the one

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Gentle on my mind

J.D. Crowe

You go to your church

Jimmy Martin

Walkin' Shoes

Junior Sisk & Rambler's Choice

Little bit of this and a little bit of that

Old & in the Way

Pig in a pen

The Osborne Brothers

Listening to the rain

The Isaacs

He ain't never

The Johnson Mountain Boys

Our last goodbye

Tony Rice

 If you only knew


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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