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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 - Nov 19, 2017


Song Title

Brad Hudson/Clyde Maddox

Hugging the Hound

Eddy Raven

Good Morning Country Rain

Shawn Camp

Going Back to Bristol

Byron Berline/Vince Gill

Rose of Old KY

Tim O 'Brien

Where the River Meets the Road

Larry Cordle/Alison Kraus

Two Highways

Jerry Salley

The Night F & S Played Carnegie Hall

Kicking Grass Band


Becky Buller

Speakin ' To That Mountain


Road of Life

Darin & Brooke Aldridge

Someday Soon

Carolina Road

Bald Knob AK

3 Fox Drive

This Little House of Mine

Swift Creek

Rock Me Grandpa

Farm Hands

Rural Route

Kruger Brothers

Carolina in the Fall

Snyder Family Band

Blue Ridge Mountain Sky

Jim  & Jesse

Slew Foot

Eric Strickland

Black &  White

J.D. Crowe & New South

Rock Salt & Nails

Brad Hudson

Smokey Mountain Strong


Hurtin ' Inside

Billy String

Slow Train

Snyder Family Band

American Prayer

Chatham County Line

Siren Song

Damascus Ridge

I Believe

Eric Strickland

Angel Like You

Summer Brooke & Mtn.  Faith


James King

A Few Old Memories

Flatt & Scruggs

Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Sowell Family Pickers

Three Wooden Crosses

Country Gentlemen

Fox on the Run

Amanda Cook

No Rhyme or Reason

Jimmy Martin

You Don 't Know My Mind


Girl at the Crossroads Bar

Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome

Last Day at Gettysburg

Stetson Family


Bill Monroe

Big Mon

Laurie Lewis

Who Will Watch the Homeplace


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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