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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 - Nov 12, 2017


Song Title

Jerry Douglas

Wheel Hoss

Seldom Scene

Georgia Rose

Marty Raybon

Leavin ' on the next thing Smokin '

Old & in the way

Pig in a pen

The Osborne Brothers

The Cuckoo Bird

Eric Strickland

Widow Maker

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Carolina in the Pines

Lonesome River Band

When you go walking

Joe Mullins

Katy Daly

Jimmy Martin

Hit Parade of Love

IIIrd Tyme Out

Little White Church


Hillbilly Heroes

Flatt & Scruggs

Home Sweet Home

Flatt & Scruggs

Petty Coat Junction

Volume Five

I am a drifter

Country Gentlemen

Traveling Kind

Country Gentlemen


Jerry Stewart


Jim & Jesse

Please be my love

Jim & Jesse

Sweet little Miss Blue Eyes

New Tradition

Prodigal Son

Rex Wiseman

Put my little shoes away

Peter Rowan & The NBB

I 'm gonna love you


What made Milwaukee Famous

Country Gazette

Orange Blossom Special

Country Gazette

Cabin on a mountain

Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time

Lost as a ball in high weeds

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

That 's Kentucky

Dan Tyminski

Man of constant sorrow

Brad Hudson

Hugging the Hound

Al Batten & The Bluegrass Reunion

Lonesome without you

Balsam Range

Blue Collar Dreams

Constant Change

Old Dangerfield

The Grass Cats

Prisoner of your Love

Lonesome River Band

Carolyn the teenage queen

Lonesome Standard Time


Lonesome Standard Time

Highway 40 Blues

Eric Strickland

The Stalker

Lou Reid

Mom 's old picture book

Patty Loveless

Close by

Rhonda Vincent

Precious Jewell

Ricky Skaggs

I 'll stay around

Alison Krauss & Union Station

I 'll remember you, love, in my dreams

Darrell Webb Band

If you 're thinking you want a stranger

Alan Bibey

Old Hem


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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