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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 - December 21, 2014


Song Title

Alan Mullen

Big Sandy

Larry Sparks

Christmas Times 'A Comin'

New Vintage

Down In The Willow Garden

Church Sisters

Bury Me Beneath The Willow

Larry Sparks

Bitter Weeds

Larry Perkins

Pick Like Earl

Carolina Road

Christmas In Carolina

Gibson Brothers

Dark As The Night


Too Blue To Have The Blues

Earls Of Leicester

Big Black Train

Patty Loveless

Bluegrass, White Snow

Balsam Range

Moon Over Memphis

Carolina Road

Christmas In The Smokies


Christmas In Dixie

Becky Buller

Southern Flavor

Balsam Range

Songs I've Sung

Larry Cordle/Kenny Chesney

Fields Of Home

Nixon Blevins & Gage

Beautiful Star

Dolly Parton

Blue Smoke

Tommy Edwards

Christmas Letter

Larry Stephenson

Away In A Manger

Larry Cordle/Alison Krause

Two Highways

New Vintage

Thunder Road

Rex Williams

Small Southern Town

Alan Jackson/Alison Krause

The Angels Cried

James King

Bed By The Window

James King

Echo Mountain

Jerry Douglas

Away In A Manger

Larry Cordle

Lost As A Ball In High Weeds

Vince Gill/Alison Krause

High Lonesome Sound


Favorite Christmas Memories

Dan Tyminski

Man Of Constant Sorrow

Sweet Potato Pie

Mary's Kiss

J.D. Crowe/Keith Whitley

Rose Colored Glasses

New Tradition

Prodigal Son

Nixon Blevins & Gage

What Child Is This

Larry Sparks

Blue Christmas

James King

Jason's Farm

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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