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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 - July 26, 2015


Song Title

Flatt & Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys

Cumberland Gap

Lonesome River Band

Harvest Time

Rhonda Vincent

Busy City

Bill Keith

Crazy Creek

Jimmy Martin

Sunny Side of the Mountain

Bill Monroe

I'm on My Way to the Old Home

Larry Sparks

Roving Gambler

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

Running Water (feat. The Kentucky Headhunters)

Becky Buller

Southern Flavor

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Roll Big River

James King

Crazy Heart

The Spinney Brothers

My Music Comes from Bill

The Bluegrass Band

Wreck of the Old 97

Alison Krauss & Union Station

So Long, So Wrong

Don Rigsby

Little Maggie

Donna Hughes

Bottom of a Glass


Iver Johnson is My Name

Jerry Douglas

Randy Lynn Rag

Jason Davis

Bootleg John

Johnny Williams

You Live in a World All Your Own

The Johnson Mountain Boys

Our Last Goodbye

J.D. Crowe and the New South

Rose Colored Glasses

The Nashville Bluegrass Band

Blackbirds and Crows

Rice Brothers

Road to Columbus

Larry Sparks

Send Me the Pillow You Dream On

Larry Cordle, Glen Duncan & Lonesome Standard Time

Highway 40 Blues

The Grass Cats

The Old School Road

The Osborne Brothers

Rocky Top

Lonesome River Band

Her Love Won't Turn on a Dime

Dailey & Vincent

Flowers on the Wall

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Get Up John

Sam Bush

Roll on Buddy, Roll on

The Chapmans

Old Man in the Shanty

Bluegrass Album Band

My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains

The Churchmen

That's the Way I Want to Go

Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass

Feudin' Banjos


Lonesome Old Home

Lonesome Standard Time

Lonesome as it Gets

Marty Raybon & Full Circle

The Late Night Cry of the Whippoorwill

Lou Reid

Ain't it Funny

McPeak Brothers

Back to Dixie

Flatt Lonesome

Draggin' My Heart Around

Nixon, Blevins & Gage

I am a Pilgrim

The Osborne Brothers


Tim Surrett

When I Wake Up to Sleep No More

Hot Rize

Just Like You

Harley Allen & Mike Lilly


The Seldom Scene

In the Midnight Hour

The Tony Rice Unit

Little Sadie

Flatt & Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys

Foggy Mountain 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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