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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 - August 26, 2018


Song Title

Country Gentlemen

Breaking it down

Continental Divide

Wing and a Prayer

Jimmy Martin

Freeborn Man

Jimmy Martin

Goodbye Old Pal

Rex Wiseman

I'm ragged but I'm right

Rhonda Vincent

Busy City

James King

30 Years of Farming

James King

The Devils' Train

Del McCoury

All aboard

Del McCoury

Let an old racehorse run

J.D. Crowe & the New South

Rose Colored Glasses

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

Seminole Wind

Bluegrass Album Band

Down the road

Bluegrass Album Band

Somehow tonight

Earl Scruggs

Earl's Breakdown

Alan Bibey & Grasstowne

Gonna rise and shine

Alan Bibey & Grasstowne

I'm Country

Eric Strickland

The Stalker

Flatt Lonesome

I'm Blue

Junior Sisk

By now, I would be dead

Highway 58 Bluegrass

I'm crying for you darling

Allen-Lilly Band

I don't believe you've meet my baby

Hot Rize

Come sing one for me

Ronnie & Rob McCoury

Thanks a Lot

Ronnie Bowman

Sweet Marie

Carolina Road

Two Chord Charlie

Johnson Mountain Boys

Dream of a miners child

Johnson Mountain Boys

Our last goodbye

The Isaacs

He ain't never

Jerry Douglas

Wheel Hoss

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Brown County Red

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Gentle on my mind


Thunder Dan

Seldom Scene

Baby Blue

Seldom Scene

City of New Orleans

Alison Krauss & Union Station

Baby, now that I've found you

Alison Krauss & Union Station

Oh Atlanta

Brandon Rickman

I bought her a dog

Byron Berline

Rose of Old Kentucky

Darrell Webb Band

Poor Ramblin' Boy

Volume Five

Now that's a song

Tony Rice

Thunderclouds of Love

Tony Rice Unit

Little Sadie


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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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