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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 - May 20, 2018


Song Title

Chatham County Line  

Bull City Strut

Lonesome River Band

Tune of a $20 Dollar Bill

Alison Kraus

Blue and Lonesome

Tony Williamson

Hickory Mountain


Hillbilly Heroes

Tommy Webb

Teardrop Inn

Gibson Brothers

Making Good Time


The Mountains, My Baby and Me

Becky Buller

Calamity Jane

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road.


Flatt Lonesome

All My Life

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

I Heard You Call His Name Last Night

Volume Five

Now That's a Song

Merle Haggard

Mama 's Hungry Eyes

Joe Mullins

If I'd Have Wrote That Song

New Vintage

Thunder Road

Flatt Lonesome

Where Do You Go

Snyder Family Band

Blue Ridge Mountain Sky

Billy Droze

To Whom It May Concern

Al Batten

Always Marry an Ugly Girl

Dave Adkins

Blood Feud


Surround Me With Love


Thunder Dan

Steep Canyon Rangers

Let Me Out of This Town


Queen of Carolina

Russell Johnson

Sugar Coated Love

Nashville Bluegrass Band

Blackbirds and the Crows

Larry Keith

Old Country Churdh


All Because of Me

Darrell Webb

More Life

Bluegrass Experience

Midnight Run

Brandon Rickman

I Bought Her a Dog

James King

30 Years of Farming

Rhonda Vincent

Medals For Mothers

VW Boys

Five Pounds of Possum


I Heard My Mother Weeping

IIIrd Tyme Out

Makes Me Wonder If I Ever Said Goodbye

Dailey & Vincent

I'll Go To My Grave


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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