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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 - Oct 4, 2015


Song Title

Alison Krauss

Cluck Old Hen

Earls of Leicester

Big Black Train

Joe Mullins

Another Day From Life

J.D. Crowe & New South

Summer Wages

Darin & Brooke Aldridge

TN Flat Top Box

Flatt Lonesome

So Far

Spinney Brothers

My Music Comes From Bill

Rebecca Frazier

Human Highway


Old School Road

Frank Solivan

Drifting Apart

Hot Rize

Western Skies

Gold Heart



That's What Makes the Bluegrass Blue

Infamous Stringdusters

17 Cents

Dale Ann Bradley

Til I Hear It From You

Balsam Range

Moon Over Memphis

Becky Buller

Southern Flavor

Bill Keith

Farewell Blues

Steve Gulley

Leaving Crazytown

Bill Monroe

Walls of Time

Carolina Road/KY Headhunters

Runnin' Water

Blue Highway

Tears Fell on MO


Mountain Girl

Chris Jones

Ribbon of Darkness

Unspoken Tradition

Been in Love Before

Church Sisters

Bury Me Beneath the Willow

Della Mae

Take One Day

Claire Lynch

Dear Sister

Larry Sparks

TN 1949

Gibson Brothers

Bye Bye Love



Michael Cleveland

Fiddling Joe

Nixon, Blevins & Gage

Brown Mountain Lights

Sam Bush

Roll On Buddy

Sierra Hull

I'll Always Be Waiting for You

Snyder Family

Swamp Music

Steel Wheels

Warm Wool Soft Leather

Larry Cordle


Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Blue Eyed Darling


Quarterline Road

Swift Creek

Rock Me Grandpa

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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