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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 - April 22, 2018


Song Title

 Jerry Douglas  


Gibson Brothers

In the Ground

Joe Mullins

If I 'd Have Wrote That Song

Michelle Cupit

That Ole Fiddle on the Wall

Lonesome River Band

Wrong Road Again

Hot Rize

Coleen Malone


Queen of Carolina

Larry Cordle/Kenny Chesney

Fields of Home

Thom Jutz

Coast of Carolina


That 's What Makes the Bluegrass Blue

Snyder Family Band

Blue Ridge Mountain Sky


I ' 'm Going Back to Old KY


Song for a Winter Night

Valerie Smith

Blame it On the Bluegrass

Becky Buller

Calamity Jane

Cox Family

Everybody 's Reaching Out for Someone

Flatt Lonesome

All My Life

Unspoken Tradition

Simple Little Town

Dale Ann Bradley

I 'll Just Go Away

Eddy Raven/Carolina Road

I  Shoulda Called

Volume Five

Now That 's a Song

Eric Strickland

I Ain 't Much of an Outlaw

Eddy Raven/Carolina Road

All Grassed Up

Eric Uglum

Shenandoah Wind



Dan Tyminski

Man of Constant Sorrow


Thunder Dan

Del McCoury

1952 Vincent Black Lightning

Flatt & Scruggs

Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Lou Reid

Blue Night

Sierra Hull

I 'll Always Be Waiting for You

Steve Martin/Steep Canyon

Atheists Don 't Have No Song

IIIrd Tyme Out

Raining in LA

Lynn Morris Band

Little Black Pony

Mountain Faith


Wells Band

I 've Forgotten You

James King

She Took His Breath Away

Osborne Brothers

Rocky Top


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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