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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 - Dec 3, 2017


Song Title

Ralph Stanley

Clinch Mountain Backstep

Lonesome River Band

Wrong Road Again

Ralph Stanley

Christmas Times A'Comin'

Blue Mafia

Say Won't You Be Mine

Farm Hands

Rural Route

Patty Loveless

Blue Grass, White Snow

Doyle Lawson

Life to My Days


Favorite Christmas Memories

Dale Ann Bradley

Southern Memories

Snyder Family Band

Blue Ridge Mountain Sky

Darin & Brooke Aldridge

Cumberland Plateau

Doyle Lawson

Christmas Medley

Flatt Lonesome

All My Life

Nixon, Blevins & Gage

What Child Is This/God Rest Yee


Sleeping With the Reaper


Colors & Crossroads

Jerry Salley

Nite F&S Played Carnegie Hall

Jerry Douglas

Away in a Manger

Becky Buller

Speakin' to That Mountain

Patty Loveless

Santa Train

Garrett Newton

Country Poor and Country Proud

IIIrd Tyme Out

Dim Light, Thick Smoke

Eric Strickland

Black & White

Al Batten

Christmas in Our Hometown

Sowell Family Pickers

Trust in the Lord

J. D. Crowe & New South

White Freightliner

Eddy Raven/Carolina Road

Good Morning Country Rain


Christmas in Dixie

Bluegrass Album Band

Devil in Disguise

Dan Tyminski

Man of Constant Sorrow


The Mountains My Baby & Me

Sweet Potato Pie

Mary's Kiss

Nixon, Blevins & Gage

Beautiful Star of Bethlehem

Cox Family

I'll Be All Smiles Tonight


Without a Kiss

IIIrd Tyme Out

Raining in LA

Carolina Road

Christmas in Carolina

John Duffy

Long Black Veil

VW Boys

Five Pounds of Possum

Don Rigsby

Make God Laugh

Constant Change

Christmas Time Back Home


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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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