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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 6, 2017


Song Title

Jim Mills

Bear Tracks

Bill Monroe

I'm On the Way to the Old Home


I've Never been so Lonesome

Johnson Mountain Boys

Our Last Goodbye

Lonesome River Band

Harvest Time

Highway 58 Bluegrass

I'm Crying for You Little Darling

James King

Thirty Years of Farming

James Alan Shelton

These Old Blues

Steve Day

Come Back to Me in My Dreams

Audie Blaylock

A Voice of My Savior

Carolina Road

A Light in the Window Again

Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome

Last Day at Gettysburg

Jerry Douglas

Cincinnati Rag

IIIrd Tyme Out

I'm Better Off Without You

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

The Mountains are Calling Me Home….

Alan Jackson

Blue Ridge Mountain Song

Jim Mills

Ground Hog

Alison Krauss

Endless Highway

Diamond Creek

She's More to be Pitied

Sara Evans

Muleskinner Blues

Ricky Skaggs

Baby Girl

Ricky Skaggs

A Simple Life

Balsam Range

Blue Collar Dreams

Darrell Well Band

If You're Thinking You Want a Stranger

Tony Rice

Brown Mountain Lights

Tony Rice

Hills of Roane County

Country Gentlemen

The Legend of the Rebel Soldier

Seldom Scene

Old Train

Rickie Simpkins

Ashokan Farewell

Spinney Brothers

I want My Dog Back

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Georgia Girl

John Mcuen

Togary Mountain

Bluegrass Album Band

I'd Rather be Alone

Jimmy Martin

Grand Old Opry Song

Larry Sparks

Love of the Mountain

McPeak Brothers

Last Time

McPeak Brothers

Simon Crutchfield's Grave

J.D. Crowe & The New South

Ten Degrees

J.D. Crowe & The New South

Sally Goddin



Lonesome Standard Time

Lonesome as it Gets

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Makes Me Wonder if I Ever Said Goodbye

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Brown County Red

Adam Steffey

Let me Fall

Flatt & Scruggs

Cumberland Gap

Larry Sparks

Dim Lights Thick Smoke

Larry Sparks

Rock Hearts

Vince Gill & Alison Krauss

Catfish John

Vince Gill

All Prayed Up


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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