Greg Percifield

Greg Percifield

Dueling Pianist

Hello.  My name is Greg Percifield. Welcome to my website!  You’re certainly welcome here, although I have to say that I’ve really built the site just for myself.  It’s a place for me to stay focused by organizing my thoughts, schedule, and goals.

I’ve found having a blog helps me to stay on track, stay motivated, and stay productive.  Hopefully, you’ll find something here that interests you.  If you do, please be sure to leave a comment.  I love talking with other people about similar interests!

Who am I?  In a nutshell, I’m a nut who enjoys music.  I study piano and voice every day.  I am a dueling pianist.  I enjoy my friends and family.  Sometimes there is alcohol involved, but I tend to regret that the next morning.

But I did say ‘in a nutshell.’  You’ll find more articles about singing, playing piano, and other things that interest me, throughout the site.  And if you’d like to know a bit more about me.  Here is an extended bio.

 

Jackass Tries to Explain Himself in Bon Jovi Death Hoax

Just last week, the Internet was temporarily abuzz with the sad news of rocker Jon Bon Jovi's death. It turned out that the rumors of his demise were, as Mark Twain so eloquently explained, greatly exaggerated. Questions started pouring in pretty quickly, mostly...

Tyler The Creator Arrested Following Los Angeles Show

According to police reports, Tyler The Creator, founder and leader of 2011's most revered rap collective Odd Future, was arrested in Los Angeles following a performance by the group at the famed Roxy. A fan-captured video appears to show an angry Tyler, clad in...

BBC to Air Lost David Bowie Footage

In this day and age, it's hard to believe that anything gets erased. YouTube is positively brimming with all manner of digitized artifacts. So when news broke late last month that a tape was found of the previously lost 1973 performance of David Bowie's...

Rapper Slim Dunkin Shot Dead in Atlanta

In what some have described as a frightening return to the dark days of 1990's hip-hop violence, noted Atlanta rapper Slim Dunkin was shot and killed December 16th, reports have said. The rapper, perhaps best known for his recent collaborations with Waka Flocka...

Album Review – The Cure “Bestival Live 2011”

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Matador Unveils Singles Club With Unusual Pairing

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Album Review – T-Pain “rEVOLVEr”

Ever since noted hip-hop taste maker Jay-Z declared the trend dead and buried on "Blueprint 3" lead-off single "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)" back in 2009, musicians have been a little more self-conscious about using the much-maligned pitch correction software. As well...

Former Clash Members Reunite For Benefit Concert

Fans in London came as close as anyone will ever be to a full-fledged reunion of pioneering punk band The Clash this weekend. According to the New Musical Express, former guitarist Mick Jones joined bass player Paul Simonon for a performance of 12 Clash classics at a...

Album Review – The Roots “Undun”

The Roots, particularly their visionary drummer/producer/mastermind Questlove, have been in the news a lot recently. Despite all the "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" controversy, the Philadelphia collective are a lot more than a late-night television house band. With...

Anvil Set to Tour America, Reissue Albums

Continuing their unlikely and inspiring late-bloomer fairy tale, Canadian metal troubadours Anvil have announced a slew of North American dates. Beginning in January, Lips and company will bring their brand of frenetic rock n roll all the way from their hometown of...

30 Years of Record Industry Stats in 30 Seconds

The above is an informative animated graphic from digitalmusicnews.com which shows how the music industry has changed over the last 30 years.  Only we're able to see the transitions in just 30 seconds. Hey, if you look closely, you'll notice the LP/Vinyl...

Jay-Z Finds His Way to Carnegie Hall

Hip-hop king Jay-Z is about to make a little more history. The iconic rapper is set to headline a multi-night run at New York's famed Carnegie Hall in February. This marks the first time that a rap artist has ever been the headline attraction at the New York City...