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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 16, 2017


Song Title

Jim Mills

Black Jack

David Parmley

More than I can bear

Flatt & Scruggs

My little girl in Tennessee

Bluegrass Album Show

I'm waiting to hear you call me….

James King

30 Years of Farming

James King

The Devil's Train

Traditional Grass

Old Joe

Darrell Webb Band

If you're thinking

Country Gentlemen

Country Roads

Balsam Range

Blue Collar Dreams

IIIrd Tyme Out

Medals for Mothers

The Grass Cats

The Old School Road

Bluegrass 95

Wildwood Flower

Tony Rice

You don't know my mind

Marty Raybon

Leavin' on the next thing Smokin'

John Mcuen

Togary Mountain

Alison Krauss

Another Day, Another Dollar

Becky Buller

Southern Flavor

Larry Sparks

Blue Virginia Blue

Lorraine Jordan & John Anderson

Seminole Wind

Osborne Brothers


Larry Cordle

Lost as a ball in high weeds

Jimmy Martin

Losing You

Jimmy Martin

Mary Ann

J.D. Crowe

Philadelphia Lawyer

Craig Smith

Curley Headed Woman

Constant Change

The Rabbit Song

Alison Krauss

Rain please go away

Alison Krauss

Oh, Atlanta

Blue Highway

Don't weep for me

Seldom Scene


Newton & Thomas

Old McDonald

Jimmy Martin

Ocean of Diamonds

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Gentle on My Mind

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Modern Day Bonnie & Clyde

Marty Raybon

A little more sawdust on the floor

Old & in the Way

Pig in a pen

Rhonda Vincent

I'm not over you

Sara Evans

Muleskinner Blues

Ricky Skaggs

Dim lights, Thick Smoke

The Issacs

He ain't never

Salt & Light


Bluegrass Album Band

Rock Hearts

Volume Five

I am a drifter


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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