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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 - Feb 18, 2018


Song Title

Alan Munde

Hot Burrito Breakdown

Bill Monroe

I'm on the way to the old home

Jimmy Martin

Sunny Side of the Mountain

Lou Reid, Terry Baucom & Carolina

Prisoner of the Past

Lou Reid, Terry Baucom & Carolina

My Little Girl in Tennessee

The Grascals

Feeling Blue

Lonesome River Band

Long Gone

Alan Jackson

Long Hard Road

Volume Five

Just Beyond the Window

Bluegrass Album Band

Letter from my Darlin'

Bluegrass Album Band

Rock Hearts

Highway 58

I'm crying for you little Darling

Larry Sparks

John Deere Tractor

Harley Allen & Mike Lilly

I don't believe you've met my baby

Harley Allen & Mike Lilly


Jim & Jesse

Headin' West

Blue Highway

Still climbing Mountains

Country Gentlemen


Bluegrass 96

Paddy on the turnpike

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice

Ain't gonna work tomorrow


Iver Johnson is my name

Eric Strickland


Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers

In the short rows now

John Duffey

She's more to be pitied

Al Batten & the Bluegrass Reunion

Heartbreak Mountain

Blue Moon Rising

Time to be movin' on

Constant Change

Old Dangerfield

Ronnie Bowman

Rye Whiskey

Osborne Brothers


J.D. Crowe & the Kentucky Mountain Boys

You go to your church

J.D. Crowe & the Kentucky Mountain Boys

Before I met you

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Makes me wonder if I ever said goodbye

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Pretty little girl from Galax

Country Gazette

Saro Jane

Country Gazette

Dixie Breakdown

Ronnie & Rob McCoury

Thanks a lot

Del McCoury Band

1952 Vincent Black Lightning

Lonesome River Band

Wrong road ahead

Alecia Nugent

But I do

Alecia Nugent

I cried all the way to Kentucky

Alan Mullen

Salt Creek

Darrell Webb Band

If you're thinking you want a stranger

Darrin & Brooke Aldridge

Someday soon

Dailey & Vincent

I'll go to my grave loving you

Dailey & Vincent

Years ago

Diamond Creek

Forty Years of Trouble

Seldom Scene


Seldom Scene

California Cotton Fields

Terry Baucom

What'll I do?

Terry Baucom

Martha White, Lester and Earl


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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