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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 - June 18, 2017


Song Title

Flatt & Scruggs

Cumberland Gap

Tony Rice

Don't Give Your Heart to a Stranger

Cullen's Bridge

I Found My Daddy's Grass

IIIrd Tyme Out

Makes Me Wonder If I Ever Said GB


Still Small Voice

Larry Keith

Daddy Was a Mountain Man

Balsam Range

Blue Collar Dreams

Wade Spencer

A Heart that Will Never Break Again

Carolina Road/John Anderson

Seminole Wind

Spinney Brothers

Grandpa's Way of Life

Darin & Brooke Aldridge

Someday Soon

James King

30 Years of Farming

Don Rigsby

Daddy Was a Moonshine Man

Swift Creek

Rock Me Granpa

Lester Flatt

Father's Table Grace

O'Connor Band

Always Do

Gibson Brothers


Ricky Skaggs

Cat's in the Cradle

Terry Baucom

Carolina Any Day

IIIrd Tyme Out

Grandpa's Mandolin

Garrett Newton Band

Country Poor and Country Proud

Blue Mafia

Say Won't You Be Mine

Jonathan Byrd

Father's Day

Bluegrass Album Band

Molly and Tenbrooks

Gibson Brothers

Homemade Wine

Front Range

A Father's Prayer

Infamous Stringdusters

A Hard Life Makes a Good Song

Jerry Douglas

When Papa Played the Dobro

J.D. Crowe & New South

Grandpa's Shoes

Aaron McDaris

Be Good to My Little Baby Girl

Joe Mullins

Grandad the Preacher

Flatt &Scruggs

You Are My Flower

Darrell Webb

Daddy's Drinking Shoes


Can't Get More Lonesome Than This

Grandpa Jones

Old Rattler

Johnson Mountain Boys

Body and Soul


Colors and Crossroads

Lou Reid

Daddy Tried

Osborne   Brothers

Rocky Top

Tommy Edwards

Rain, Rain, Rain, Rain


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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