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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 - Nov 22, 2015


Hollow Point

Doyle Lawson

Sweetheart, You Done Me Wrong

Carolina Road/KY Headhunters

Runnin' Water

Earls of Leicester

Some Old Day

Daren & Brooke Aldridge

TN Flat Top Box

Donna Hughes

Bottom of a Glass

Dale Ann Bradley

Til I Hear It From You

Rhonda Vincent

Is the Grass Any Bluer

Big Country Bluegrass

Bluefield WV Blues

Cindy Giejda

Jail Break

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

I'm Leavin' You and Fort Worth Too


Live Another Day

Flatt Lonesome

You're the One

Jim & Jesse



Old School Road

Lost & Found

Love of the Mountains

Volume Five

King of CA

Darren Nicholson

Things Left Undone

Steve Gulley

Leaving Crazytown




Mountain Girl

James King

30 Years of Farming

Steve Gulley

She's a Taker

Bill Monroe

With Body and Soul

Della Mae

Take One Day

James  King

Chiseled in Stone

Donna Ulissee

It Could Have Been the Mandolin


Oh Mandolin


Drinkin' Alone


Don't Let Me Cross Over

Scotte Tackett

One Month Behind

Damascus Ridge

Not Afraid

Blue Highway


Flatt & Scruggs

Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Kristy Cox


Kicking Grass

Morning Train

James King

Bed By the Window

Blue Highway

Some Day

New Tradition

Prodigal Son

Crowe Lawson & Williams

Blue Memories

Bluegrass Album Band

Big Spike Hammer


A Better Place

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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