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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. For more information on the radio show click here.

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 - March 22, 2015


Song Title

Earl Scruggs

Earl's Breakdown

J.D. Crowe

East Virginia Blues



Alison Krauss

Endless Highway

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

Living With The Shades Pulled Down

Don Rigsby

Empty Old Mailbox

Country Gentlemen

Little Bessie

Junior Sisk And Ramblers Choice

Little Bit Of This, Little Bit Of That

Ricky Skaggs

Highway 40 Blues

Al Batten & The Bluegrass Reunion

Highway Of Regret

Ronnie Bowman

Will You Be Lonesome Too

Rhonda Vincent

Kentucky Borderline

Ronnie & Rob Mccoury

Thanks A Lot

The Churchmen

That's The Way I Want To Go

Jason Davis

Bootleg John

James King

Jason's Farm

Jim & Jesse

Headed West

Songs From The Road Band

Two Blue Roses

Jimmy Martin

Big Country

Marty Raybon

Leavin' On The Next Thing Smokin'

Larry Sparks


Tony Rice

Bitter Green

Jimmy Arnold


Flatt Lonesome

So Far

The Grass Cats

The Old School Road

Doyle Lawson

I'd Rather Die Young

Larry Cordle

Lost As A Ball In High Weeds

Alan Jackson

Long Hard Road

Lonesome River Band

Stray Dogs And Alley Cats

The Chapmans

Sometimes You Just Can't Win

J.D. Crowe

Some Old Day

Diamond Creek

Where Do I Go From Here

Jerry Douglas

Wheel Hoss

Michael Cleveland

Fiddlin' Joe

Dailey & Vincent

Bed Of Roses

Seldom Scene

Sitting On Top Of The World

Russell Johnson

Old Moonshiner

Ricky Skaggs

A Simple Life

Larry Sparks

Dim Lights, Thick Smoke

Weary Hearts

Uphill Climb

Tony Rice

Banks Of The Ohio

Nashville Bluegrass Band

Eli Renfro

Diamond Creek

All The Good Times

Lonesome River Band

Long Gone

Johnson Mountain Boys

Our Last Goodbye

Country Gazette

Cabin On A Mountain

Bluegrass Album Band

Rock Hearts

Terry Baucom

Long Enough To Make Me Blue

Seldom Scene


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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