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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 8, 2017


Song Title

Chatham County Line

Bull City Strut

Earls of Leicester

Some Old Day

Big Country Bluegrass

Burn the Barn

Dwight Yoakam


Blue Mafia

Say Won 't You Be Mine

Junior Sisk

What Goes Around Come Around


Me & John & Paul

Larry Keith

The Old Country Church

Kenny & Amanda Smith

Wherefore and Why

Salt & Light

Just Fine


Hurtin ' Inside


Still Small Voice

Sowell Family Pickers

Three Wooden Crosses

Al Batten

Blackeyed Suzy

Lonesome River Band

Wrong Road Again

Michelle Cupit

That Ole Fiddle on the Wall

Gibson Brothers

In the Ground

Price Sisters

Get Up John

Becky Buller

Speakin ' to That Mountain

IIIrd Tyme Out

I 've Waited as Long as I Can

Larry Cordle

Lost as a Ball in High Weeds

Garrett Newton

Country Poor and Country Proud

Eddy Raven/Carolina Road

Good Morning Country Rain

Larry Stephenson

Yesterday 's Gone


Prisoner of Your Love


Hillbilly Heroes

James King

30 Years of Farming

Nixon, Blevins & Gage

Just a Bowl of Butterbeans

Farm Hands

Rural Route


You Don 't Know What You 've Got

Jerry Salley

Night F & S Played Carnegie Hall

James King

She Took His Breath Away

Adam Steffey/Alison Kraus

Warm KY Sunshine

Hot Rize

Coleen Malone

Tony Rice

Carolina Star

Swift Creek

Rock Me Grandpa

Al Batten

Always Marry an Ugly Girl

Dan Tyminski

Man of Constant Sorrow

Spinney Brothers

I Want My Dog Back

Lonesome Standard Time



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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