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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 30, 2017


Song Title

Doyle Lawson

Up on the Blueridge

Balsam Range

Blue Collar Dreams

Al Batten & The Bluegrass Reunion

Highway of Regret

Alecia Nugent

Think of what you've done

Alison Krauss

Dark Skies

Country Gentlemen

Hickory Hollers Tramp

Don Rigsby

Bootleg John

Don Rigsby

Little Maggie

Jimmy Martin

Grand Old Opry Song

Sisk & Mullins

Wild Mountain Honey

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

I saw those golden stairs

John Duffey

Life is like a mountain railway

Larry Sparks

John Deere Tractor

J.D. Crowe

Old Home Place

Jimmy Arnold

M Street Rag

Garret Newton Band

Country Poor and Country Proud

Doc Watson

 Going down this road feeling bad

Marty Raybon

Home Run Man

Marty Raybon

A little more sawdust on the floor



Alison Krauss

Boy who wouldn't hoe corn

Flatt & Scruggs

Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Larry Cordle

Black Diamond Strings

Darrell Webb Band

If you're thinking

Dave Adkins

Put some grass in it

Dailey & Vincent

Flowers on the wall

Becky Buller

Speakin' to the mountain

Becky Buller

Southern Flavor


How I love you

Nashville Bluegrass Band

Blackbirds and the Crows

Nashville Bluegrass Band

Eli Renfro

IIIrd Tyme Out

Dim lights, thick smoke

Irene Kelly

Carolina Wind

McPeak Brothers

Livin' with the shades pulled down

Jim Mills

Sledd Riddin'

Osborne Brothers

Big Spike Hammer

Curtis Wright

Going through Carolina

Alan Jackson

Blue Ridge Mountain Song

Rhonda Vincent

Martha White Theme

Randy Kohrs

Devil of the Trail

Jimmy Martin

Goodbye Old Pal

Larry Sparks


Larry Sparks

Family Bible

Nixon, Blevins & Gage

Brown Mountain Lights

Old & in the way

Knockin' on your door

Lonesome River Band

Perfume, Powder and lead

Seldom Scene

Old Train


Mountain Girl


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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