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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 - Aug 13, 2017


Song Title

Flatt & Scruggs

Flint Hill Special

Tony Rice

Cold on the Shoulder

Blue Highway

Don't  Weep for Me

Linda Barker

Mama's Rocking Chair

Balsam Range

Blue Collar Dreams

James King

Echo Mountain

Junior Sisk

What Goes Around

Lonesome River Band

Carolyn the Teenage Queen

Kenny & Amanda Smith

You Know that I Would

Carolina Road

A Light in the Window Again


Still Small Voice

Chatham County Line

The Carolinian

O'Connor Band

Always Do


Uphill Climb

Dan Tyminski

Man of Constant Sorrow

Becky Buller

Speakin' to that Mountain


Bluegrass Man

Infamous Stringdusters

A Hard Life Makes a Good Song

Garrett Newton Band

Country Poor and Country Proud

Carrie Hassler

She's a Stranger in His Mind

Audie Blaylock

Ride and Roll


Interview with Joe Mulins

Joe Mullins

All Dressed Up


Lonesome Old Home

Joe Mullins

Sacred Memories



Flat & Scruggs

Rollin' in My Sweet Babies Arms


Hillbilly Heroes

Eddy Raven/Carolina Road

I Shoulda Called

Darrell Webb

Lost John

Grandpa Jones

Mountain Dew

Jimmy Martin

Honey You Don't Know My Mind

Steve Martin/Steep Canyon

Jubilation Day

Dwight Yoakam

I  Wouldn't Put It Past Me

Swift Creek

Rock Me Grandpa

Al Batten

Always Marry an Ugly Girl

James King

Chiseled in Stone


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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