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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 - Jan 17, 2018


Song Title

Tony Rice

Gold Rush

New Vintage


Doyle Lawson

Life to My Days

Larry Cordle/Ricky Skaggs

Highway 40 Blues

Gibson Brothers


Lonesome River Band

Highway Paved With Pain

Dwight Yoakam

Home For Sale

Junior Sisk

What Goes Around Comes Around

Brandon Rickman

I Bought Her a Dog

Lonesome River Band

Wrong Road Again

Snyder Family Band

Blue Ridge Mountain Sky

Trinity River Band



Still Small Voice

Earls of Leicester

Some Old Day

Thom Jutz

Crazy If You Let It

Rice Brothers

Grapes on the Vine

Garrett Newton Band

Country Poor and Country Proud


Hickory Wind

Dale Ann Bradley

Southern Memories

Spinney Brothers

Grandpa's Way of Life

New Tradition

Prodigal Son

Big Country

Me And Becky

Brad Hudson

Smokey Mountain Strong

Farm Hands

Rural Route

Eric Strickland

I Ain't Much of an Outlaw

Flatt Lonesome

All My Life

Donna Ulisse

Back Home Feeling Again


Mountain Girl

Darin & Brooke Aldridge

Cumberland Plateau

 Sarah Evans

Muleskinner Blues

Darrell  Webb

More Life

IIIrd Tyme Out

Modern Day Bonnie & Clyde

Tommy Edwards

Midnight Run

Doc Watson

Midnight on the Stormy Deep

Diamond Creek

40 Years of Trouble

Flatt & Scruggs

You Are My Flower

Del McCoury

Let An Old Racehorse Run

Nixon, Blevins & Gage

Watson's Blues


Johnson's Love

James King

She Took His Breath Away

Charlie Sizemore

Alison's Band

James King

30 Years of Farming

Michael Jonathan


Larry Cordle

Black Diamond Strings


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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