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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 - Jan 8, 2017


Song Title

Bluegrass 95

Big Country

Doyle Lawson

Heartbreak Number 9

Ray Edwards


James King

Devil's Train

Don Rigsby

Little Maggie

Rhonda Vincent

Busy City

The Boxcars

When the Bluegrass is covered...

J.D. Crowe

I'll Stay Around

Boone Creek

Head Over Heels

The Rice Brothers

Don't Think Twice

Flatt & Scruggs

Footprints in the Snow

Doc Watson

The Last Thing On My Mind

The Country Gentlemen

New Freedom Bell

Continental Divide

In Despair

Constant Change

The Rabbit Song

Terry Baucom

Long Enough To Make Me Blue

Irene Kelly

Carolina Wind

Hot Rize

Won't You Come Sing One for Me

Flatt & Scruggs

Cumberland Gap

Lou Reid

Calling Your Name

Lost and Found

Sweet Rosie By The River

Nashville Bluegrass Band

Blackbirds and the Crows

Seldom Scene

Old Train

Traditional Grass

Rough Edges

Old & In The Way

Knocking on Your Door

The Osborne Brothers

One Tear

Earl Scruggs

Soldier's Joy

New Grass Revival

Love Someone Like Me

Lonesome River Band

Swing That Hammer

Junior Sisk & Rambler's Choice

Honky Tonked To Death

J.D. Crowe

Train 45

Diamond Creek

All The Good Times

Del McCoury

Let An Old Racehorse Run

Doyle Lawson

Little Mountain Church

The Chapmans

Old Man in The Shanty

Dolly Parton

Train, Train

Lonesome River Band

Harvest Time

Lonesome River Band

Carolyn, The Teenage Queen

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

That's Kentucky

Porter Wagoner

Blue Velvet Band

The Grass Cats

Ring of Fire

Johnson Mountain Boys

Dream of a Miner's Child

Byron Berline & Vince Gill

Rose of Old Kentucky

Al Batten & The Bluegrass Reunion

Lonesome Without You

Alison Krauss

The Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn

Audie Blalock

A Voice of My Savior

Blue Highway

Still Climbing Mountains

Ricky Skaggs

Amanda Jewell

Peter Rowan & The NBB

That High Lonesome Sound


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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