Raleigh’s own 94.7 WQDR, which bills itself as “Today’s Best Country,” received a nod from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) for Bluegrass Radio Station of the Year. That recognition is thanks in no small part to the PineCone Bluegrass Radio Show, which has been on the air for almost 22 years sharing old and new bluegrass music with an estimated 85,000 listeners per week. Larry Nixon, one of the co-hosts of the program, also received recognition from SPBGMA with a nomination for Bluegrass DJ of the Year. Winners will be announced in early February at the SPBGMA’s 28th Annual National Convention at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.
Two native North Carolinians perform in Raleigh with one of the most revered bluegrass guitar players in the world. Jason Moore (from Ruffin, N.C.) and Aaron Ramsey (from Morganton, N.C.) are members of the award winning group Mountain Heart, the band that will perform alongside guitar legend Tony Rice during a special concert at NC… Read More ›
PineCone’s 2010-2011 Down Home Concert Series highlights musical traditions from around the world that have become a part of North Carolina’s own musical heritage. Tickets go on sale on Aug. 2 to PineCone members and Aug. 9 to the general public.
NC bluegrass bands compete for cash and prizes at the annual Got to be NC Festival. The competition starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 22.
Award-winning musicians Patty Griffin & Buddy Miller perform at a concert at the North Carolina Museum of Art on Wednesday, June 2. The show begins at 8 p.m. and is presented in collaboration with PineCone-Piedmont Council of Traditional Music.