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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 17, 2018


Song Title

Jerry Douglas  

Wheel Hoss

Cullen 's Bridge

I Found My Daddy 's Grass

Becky Buller

Calamity Jane

Spinney Brothers

Grandpa 's Way of Life

Volume Five

Now That 's a Song

Front Range

A Father 's Prayer

Dale Ann Bradley

I 'll Just Go Away

Wade Spencer

A Heart That Will Never Break Again

Joe Mullins

If I 'd a Wrote That Song

IIIrd Tyme Out

Grandpa 's Mandolin

Don Rigsby

Daddy Was a Moonshine Man

Darin & Brooke Aldridge

No End in Sight

Swift Creek

Rock Me Grandpa

Highland Travelers

The Little Tennessee

Jonathan Byrd

Father 's Day

Milan Miller

Coon Dog Cemetery

Lester Flatt

Father 's Table Grace

Terry Baucom

Rainy Day Blues

VW Boys

5 # of Possum

Jerry Douglas

When Papa Played the Dobro

Junior Sisk

Far Cry From Lester & Earl


Thunder Dan

J. D. Crow & New South

Grandpa 's Shoes


The Old School Road

Joe Mullins

Grandpa the Preacher

Al Batten

Always Marry an Ugly Girl

Lou Reid

Daddy Tried

Snyder Family

Blue Ridge Mountain Sky

Darrell Webb

Daddy 's Drinking Shoes

Nixon Blevins & Gage

Just a Bowl of Butterbeans

Country Gentlemen

Legend of the Rebel Soldier

Carolina Road

True Grass

Donna Hughes

Where Good Daddies Go

Ricky Skaggs

Walls of Time

Eric Strickland

Black & White

Virginia Ramblers

Daddy 's Grave


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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