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.

 

Music Forte Retail Store Receives Headline News

Yes, it is the top story around the world.  The world of Galva, Illinois, that is.  It may be a small town, but it is a good town that supports new business and growth.  We're happy to be featured on the front page of the newspaper.  The pdf below, shows the...

Leonard Cohen Announces North American Tour

With the unfortunate criminal case against his former manager behind him, (read about it here) Leonard Cohen has announced another retirement fund-replenishing North American tour. Beginning this fall, the trek takes him to pretty much every notable place in Canada...

First Products on the Slatwall

It may seem like a small detail, but it felt like an important milestone.  There are a lot of products on the way, that will give the store a fully stocked look.  But for now, the focus is on guitar strings.  I know musicians are picky about the brand, gauge, and...

John Lydon: Ari Up Didn’t Have to Die

When Ari Up, onetime lead singer of the influential punk band The Slits, lost her battle with breast cancer back in 2010, it was a sad day for music. If a recent series of interviews with her stepfather John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) are to be believed, it didn't have to...

Gaslight Anthem Tease New Album With “45”, Tour Dates

The Gaslight Anthem are back in a big way. The follow-up to 2010's criminally under-appreciated "American Slang" is due out this June, and the first dates of a worldwide tour in support of it have been announced. "Handwritten" will be out July 24th via Mercury...

Kris Allen vs. The Man

When you think of potential enemies to law and order, a few obvious musical names pop up: Marilyn Manson, Ozzy, maybe even Johnny Cash in his prime. California police, however, set the bar at an all-time high: the ever-congenial 2010 American Idol winner Kris Allen....

Thom Yorke Unveils Atoms For Peace Material

Like all other hipster-fearing music journalists, we'd be remiss if we didn't tell you all about the tiniest of happenings in Radiohead-land. This story, however, may actually bear some fruit. Last night in Los Angeles, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke and...

Grand Opening Coming Soon

Getting this storefront ready has been crazy.  Just when I think I have every expense planned out, I remember the bathroom sign, the toilet cleaner, more slat wall racks and shelves, decals and labels, a speaker system, inventory software, lesson schedules... it seems...

Watch: Jack White’s Entire Webster Hall Concert

Don't ever say Jack White never gave you anything. After breezing his way through a blistering two-hour set at New York City's Webster Hall last night, Jack White and director Gary Oldman have made the entire show available online. Recorded as part of the Amex...

Top 5: Ridiculous Music Videos of the 80s

It's often said that there's a fine line between genius and stupidity. That notion was never more true than it was in the 1980s. We here at Music Forte spent a few too many hours scouring YouTube to bring you the most ridiculous music videos of that...

System of a Down Plot Summer Tour

System of a Down, the most popular Armenian-American metal band in history (go ahead, check), are hitting the road this summer for a co-headlining arena tour with The Deftones. Though the group went on an extended hiatus in 2006, they reformed for a few shows late...

Bob Dylan Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Bob Dylan, America's most beloved folk-singer/troubadour, has been officially awarded the highest honor possible for a civilian, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His name was among 13 inductees announced by President Barack Obama on Thursday, who cited his...

Jack White’s “Blunderbuss” to Debut at #1

If you happen to run across the Billboard 200 next week, you'll notice a semi-unlikely name all the way at the top. Jack White's excellent debut solo effort "Blunderbuss" will enter the chart at #1 next week, having sold an estimated 140,000 copies. To put that in...

Newly Unearthed Beatles Concert To See Theatrical Release

The Fab Four are on their way back to a theater near you. Though they broke up over 40 years ago, a recently unearthed concert recorded just two days after their historic first appearance on The Ed Sullivan show will be screened across the country as part of a...

Passion Pit Plot new Album, Festival Circuit Tour

The dance-pop geniuses that make up Passion Pit are finally releasing a followup to 2009's massively popular (and awesome) "Manners." The new album, dubbed "Gossamer" is due out July 24th. The Cambridge, Massachusetts band have already announced a handful of...