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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 - March 11, 2018

Tony Rice

Big Mon

Eric Strickland

Black & White

Tim O'Brien

Where the River Meets the Road

Lou Reid

Mom's Old Picture Book

Lonesome River Band

Wrong Road Again

Lou Reid

Blue Night


Thunder Dan

Nashville Bluegrass Band

Blackbirds & the Crows

Doyle Lawson

Life to My Days

Damascus Ridge

House of Gold

Flatt Lonesome

All My Life

Snyder Family Band

Blue Ridge Mountain Sky

Darin & Brooke Aldridge

Cumberland Plateau

James King

30 Years of Farming

Dale Ann Bradley

I'll Just Go Away

Brandon Rickman

I Bought Her a Dog

Gibson Brothers

Making Good Time


Copperhead Road

Billy Droze

To Whom It May Concern

Eddy Raven/Carolina Road

Good Morning Country Rain

Volume V

Now That's a Song

Larry Keith

Going Up Home

Steve Gulley

Drowned in Sorrow


Faded Red Ribbons



Rice Brothers

Grapes on the Vine

Wade Spencer

A Heart That Will Never Break Again

Shady Grove Band

40 Years of Trouble

Spinney Brothers

I Want My Dog Back

Larry Cordle/Trisha Yearwood

Lonesome Dove

Ronnie McCoury

Man Gave Names To All the Animals

Lonesome Rive Band

Old Country Town

Lost & Found

Love of the Mountains

Rice Brothers

Soldiers Joy

Larry Cordle

Lost as a Ball in High Weeds


Sleeping With the Reaper

Nixon, Blevins & Gage

Just a Bowl of Butterbeans


Interview with Joe Mullins

Joe Mullins

Long Gone Out West Blues

Joe Mullins

In the Short Rows Now

Joe Mullins

If I'd A Wrote That Song



Swift Creek

Rock Me Grandpa


Old School Road

James King

Bed By the Window


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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