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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 - July 29, 2018


Song Title

Bluegrass 98  

Dear Old Dixie

Al Batten

Heartbreak Mountain

Joe Mullins

If I's a' Wrote That Song


Hickory Wind


Thunder Dan

Seldom Scene

Darling Corey

Kristy Cox


Lost & Found

Love of the Mountains


Hillbilly Heroes

Bluegrass Album Band

Someone Took My Place With You

Carolina Road

True Grass

J. D. Crowe & New South


Peter Rowan

Light in Carter Stanley's Eyes

Larry Cordle

Lost as a Ball in High Weeds


Queen of Carolina

Karen Smedley

No Known Cure

Terry Baucom

Rainy Day Blues


Don't Let Me Cross Over

Steep Canyon Rangers

Let Me Out of This Town

James King

30 Years of Farming

Flatt Lonesome

Where Do You Go

Al Batten

Always Marry an Ugly Girl

 Dan Tyminski

Man of Constant Sorrow

Blue Highway

Tears Fell on MO

Special  Consensus

She Took the TN River

Lonesome River Band

Mary Ann

Swift Creek

Rock Me Grandpa

Eric Strickland

I Ain't Much of an Outlaw

Edgar Loudermilk

It's a Way of Life That Stands the Test of Time

Garett Newton

Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me

Becky Buller

Another Love Gone Wrong

Front Range

Hills That I Call Home

Peter Rowan

Drumbeats on the Watchtower

Osborne Brothers

Rocky Top

Rhonda Vincent/Dolly Parton


Alison Kraus

Another Night

Junior Sisk

The Whiskey & the Guitar

Nixon Blevlins & Gage

Carolina Pig Picking Night

David Davis

He Rambled

Alan Bibey

Gonna Rise & Shine

Bluegrass Album Band

Don't This Road Look Rough &Rocky


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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