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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 - June 19, 2016


Song Title

Jerry Douglas

Wheel Hoss

Doyle Lawson

I've heard these words before

Junior Sisk

I did the leaving for you

Larry Sparks

Too late to walk the floor

Lou Reid & Carolina

Daddy Tried

Dale Ann Bradley

Talking to the moon


Mountain Girl

James King

The Devils Train

Alison Krauss

I don't know why

Blue Highway

Still climbing mountains

Dan Tyminski

Man of Constant Sorrow

Nashville Bluegrass Band

Blackbirds and the crows

Alan Jackson

There is a time

Dave Adkins

Put some grass in it

Alison Krauss

The boy who wouldn't hoe corn

Country Gentlemen


Larry Rice

Aunt Mary's Spring

Flatt & Scruggs

Home Sweet Home

The Railroaders

Dog Days

Doc Watson

There's more pretty girls than one

Jimmy Martin

Freeborn Man

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Makes me wonder if I ever said….

Larry Keith

Daddy was a mountain man

Diamond Creek

Where do I go from here

Bill Monroe

Uncle Pen

Charlie Sizemore

Alison's Band

The Grass Cats

I know it's not me

J.D. Crowe

Come on down to my world

Irene Kelly

Carolina Wind

Matt Wallace

Got leavin' on her mind

Marty Raybon

A little more sawdust on the floor

Larry Sparks

Collene Malone

Lou Reid & Carolina

Train of Trouble

Tony Rice

Home from the Forest

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle

She's a taker

Shannon & Heather Slaughter

That's what's good in America

Lester Flatt

Father's Table Grace


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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