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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 - April 15, 2018


Song Title

John Mcuen

Togary Mountain

Joe Mullins

Katy Daly

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Carolina in the Pines

Alison Krauss & Union Station

I am a man of constant sorrow



Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Modern day Bonnie & Clyde

J.D. Crowe & The New South

Mississippi River Raft

J.D. Crowe & The New South

Freeborn Man

Highland Travelers

The Little Tennessee

Larry Cordle

That 's why they call em ' the blues

Larry Cordle

When it 's all said and done

Becky Buller

Calamity Jane

Donna Hughes

Bottom of a glass

Alan Mullen

Big Sandy

Country Gentlemen

Secret of the Waterfall

Highland Travelers

Poplar Knob

David Parmley

Saro Jane


Hillbilly Heroes



Dave Evans

Highway 52

Dave Evans

Drink up and go home


Thunder Dan

Daily & Vincent

Years Ago

Daily & Vincent

Flowers on the Wall

Flatt & Scruggs

John Henry

Flatt & Scruggs

You are my flower

Seldom Scene

Little Georgia Rose

Seldom Scene

If I were a carpenter

Russell Johnson

Those Old Tarheels

Osborne Brothers

Me and my old banjo

Osborne Brothers

Rocky Top


I 've never been so lonesome in my life

J.D. Crowe & the Kentucky Mountain Boys

Black Jack

J.D. Crowe & the New South

Cryin ' Holy

Eric Strickland

Black and White

Lonesome River Band

Cabin of Love

Lonesome River Band

Harvest Time

Larry Sparks

Smoky Mountain Memories

Larry Sparks

Send me the pillow

Tony Rice

Why you been gone so long

Tony Rice

Thunderclouds of Love

Tim Surrett

When I wake up to sleep no more

The Spinney Brothers

Grandpas ' way of life

The Grascals

Me and John and Paul

The Country Gazette

Cabin on a mountain

Lou Reid

When it rains

Lou Reid

Red, White and Blue

Kenny Baker

Jerusalem Ridge


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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