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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 - Sept 17, 2017


Song Title

Country Gentlemen

Breakin' it down

Darrell Webb Band

If you're thinking you want a stranger

Jeff White

Run, Little Rabbit Run

Seldom Scene

Say You Lied

Jerry Douglas

Dixie Hoedown


Hillbilly Heroes

J.D. Crowe & The New South

Rose Colored Glasses

J.D. Crowe & The New South

Red Rocking Chair

Rhonda Vincent

The Martha White Theme Song

Rhonda Vincent

Busy City

Rex Wiseman

I'm Ragged But I'm Right

Terry Baucom

The Next Last Time

Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle

She's a Taker

Lonesome River Band

Perfume Powder and Lead

Del McCoury

Rain and Snow

Balsam Range

Blue Collar Dreams

Flatt & Scruggs

I'll Go Stepping Too

Flatt & Scruggs

Down the Road

Lou Reid, Terry Baucom & Carolina

Big Mon

Lou Reid, Terry Baucom & Carolina

Bad Case of Loving You

Larry Rice

Four Wheel Drive

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

The Story of the Day I Died

Bill Monroe

Uncle Pen

Musicians Against Childhood Cancer

Life Goes On

Jimmy Martin

Losing You

Larry Cordle

Lost as A Ball in High Weeds

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Gentle on My Mind

Marty Raybon

A Little More Sawdust on The Floor

Marty Raybon

Prayer Bells in Heaven

Seldom Scene


Lonesome River Band

Crazy Heart

Dan Tyminski

How Many Times

Dan Fogleburg

Wolf's Creek

Sister Sadie

Unholly Water


Unwanted Love

Ricky Skaggs

Dim Lights, Thick Smoke

Salt & Light

Don't Know What to Say

Bluegrass Album Band

My Home's Across the Blueridge Mountains

Tim Surrett

When I Wake Up to Sleep No More

Rex Wiseman

Put My Little Shoes Away

New Grass Revival

Callin' Baton Rouge

Allen-Lilly Band

I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby


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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