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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 - Feb 12, 2017


Song Title

Terry Baucom


Big Country Bluegrass

Bluefield WV Bllues

Mark Miklos

GA on a Fast Train

IIIrd Tyme Out

Across the Miles

Sister Sadie

Unholy Water

Lonesome River Band

Hobo Blues

Cullen's Bridge

I Found My Daddy's Grass

Nashville Bluegrass Band

Blue Train

Special Consensus

Long I Ride

J. D. Crowe & New South

White Freightliner

Kenny & Amanda Smith

You Know That I Would

Hot Rize

 Coleen Malone

Bryan Sutton

The More I Learn

Carolina Road/John Anderson

Seminole Wind

Terry Baucom

Oak Ridge Tennessee

Vince Gill, Alison Kraus

High Lonesome Sound

Blue Highway

Don't Weep for Me

Doyle Lawson

Little Mountain Church House


Road of Life


Maratha & Mary

O'Connor Band

Always Do

James King

30 Years of Farming

Chris Jones

Ribbon of Darkness

J. D. Crowe & New South

Rock Salt & Nails

Terry Baucom

Carolina Any Day


Colors and Crossroad

Karen Smedley

Bluegrass on My Mind

Seldom Scene

Wait a Minute

Rhonda Vincent

Never Too Late

Kathi Hinton Nixon

Pickin' With the Boys

Larry Sparks

Smokey Mountain Memories


Mountain Girl

Doc Watson

Tennessee Stud

Nixon Blevins & Gage

Blues Stay Away From Me

Swift Creek

Rock Me Grandpa


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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