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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 25, 2017


Song Title

Jerry Douglas

Wheel Hoss

Jim & Jesse and The Virginia Boys

I Wish You Knew

Marty Raybon and Full Circle

Leavin' on the Next Thing Smokin'

Rhonda Vincent and The Rage


Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

One Way Track

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road feat. John Anderson

Seminole Wind

Country Gentlemen


Larry Cordle, Glen Duncan & Lonesome Standard Time

Kentucky King

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

Honky-Tonked to Death

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Pretty Little Girl from Galax

Al Batten & The Bluegrass Reunion

Always Marry An Ugly Girl

James King

Bed By The Window

Flatt & Scruggs and The Foggy Mountain Boys

Lonesome Road Blues

Becky Buller

Speakin' to That Mountain

Russell Johnson

Old Moonshiner

Blue Highway

Tears Fell On Missouri

Mark Newton & Steve Thomas

Old McDonald Sold the Farm

Jimmy Arnold

Panhandle Rag

Here Today

I'll Love Nobody But You


Iver Johnson Is My Name

Harley Allen & Mike Lilly


Highway 58

Tim's Way

Curtis Wright

Going Through Carolina

Salt and Light

Don't Know What To Say

Don Rigsby

Empty Old Mail Box

The Lonesome River Band

She Changed Her Mind

The Grass Cats

High In The Mountains

The Seldom Scene

Doing My Time

Lost & Found

Sawmill Road

Lou Reid & Carolina

I Call Your Name

Constant Change

Old Dangerfield

Del McCoury Band

Streets Of Baltimore

Jerry Stuart


Flatt & Scruggs

The Ballad of Jed Clampett

Dailey & Vincent

Flowers On The Wall

Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver

Heart Of A Little Mountain Girl

Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys

Free Born Man

Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys

Hit Parade Of Love

Tony Rice

Ten Degrees (Getting Colder)

Tony Rice

Thunder Clouds Of Love

The Nashville Bluegrass Band

Hard Times

The Nashville Bluegrass band

The Ghost of Eli Renfro

Larry Sparks

When My Time Comes To Go

Larry Sparks

Roving Gambler

J.D. Crowe and the New South

I Don't Know

J.D. Crowe and the New South

Grandpa's Shoes

Alison Krauss

I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby

Alison Krauss & Union Station

Tiny Broken Heart

Alan Munde

Hot Burrito Breakdown


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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