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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 16, 2017


Song Title

Ricky Skaggs

Get Up John

Junior Sisk

The Mountains Are Calling Me Home

Lonesome River Band

Old Country Town

Lost & Found

Love of the Mountains

Larry Keith

The Old Highway

Darin & Brooke Aldridge

Someday Soon

Becky Buller

Speaking' to that Mountain


Shallow Grave

Audie Blaylock

Ride & Roll

Lynn Morris Band

Black Pony

Balsam Range

Blue Collar Dreams

Lou Reid

First Stop to Heaven

Kenny & Amanda Smith

You Know that I Would

Grandpa Jones

Mountain Dew

Terry Baucom

Fourth and Goal

Larry Sparks

Smoky Mountain Memories

Billy Strings

Slow Train

Salt & Light

There's a Fork in the Road

Blue Mafia

Say Won't You Be Mine

Don Rigsby

Make God Laugh

Garrett Newton

Country Poor and Country Proud

The Dillards


Carolina Road/John Anderson

Seminole Wind


Copperhead Road


Still Small Voice

Nashville Bluegrass Band

Hard Times

Gibson Brothers


Dwight Yoakam


Doyle Lawson

Little Mountain Church House


Mountain Girl

James King

Bed By the Window

Steady Drive

Ocean of Diamonds

Stetson Family


Vince Gill

Give Me the Highwqy

Tim Smith

Gold Rush

Russell Johnson

Old Moonshiner

Alison Kraus

Another Day Another Dollar

James King

Chiseled in Stone

Russell Johnson

Waltz With Melissa


This Old Martin Box


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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