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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 12, 2017


Song Title

Chatham County Line

Bull City Strut

Tommy Webb

Teardrop Inn

Alison Kraus

Lucky One

Church Sisters

Bury Me Beneath the Willow

Blue Highway

Don't Weep for Me

Lonesome River Band

Stray Dogs and Alley Cats

Mac Wiseman/Shawn Lane

Going Back to Bristol

Curtis Wright

Going Through Carolina

Shannon Slaughter

That's What's Good in America

Larry Stephenson

Yesterday's Gone

Peter Rowan

High Lonesome Sound

Bryan Sutton

The More I Learn

Tony Rice

Cold on the Shoulder


A Bible and a Bus Ticket Home


Colors and Crossroads

Kenny & Amanda Smith

Wherefore & Why

Al Batten

Always Marry an Ugly Girl


Road of Life

Terry Baucom

Carolina Any Day

Carolina Road/John Anderson

Seminole Wind


Lonesome Old Home

Darrell Webb

Nothing Like a Woman

Daren & Brooke Aldridge

Someday Soon

Cullen's Bridge

Brother Paul

Daren & Brooke Aldridge

Our Little World

Becky Buller

Southern Flavor

Ricky Skaggs

How Mountain Girls Can Love

Garrett Newton Band

Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me

Rebecca Frazier

Human Highway

Flatt & Scruggs

You Are My Flower

Dan Tyminski

Man of Constant Sorrow

Jeff Brown

Soul of a Mountain Man

James King

A Few Old Memories

Amantha Mill

Southern Train

Nixon, Blevins & Gage

Just a Bowl of Butterbeans

IIIrd Tyme Out

Makes Me Wonder If I Ever Said GB

Seldom Scene

Working on a Building

Doyle Lawson

Little Mountain Church House


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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