Rick Lappin Jr.

A photo of Rick Lappin Jr.

Part Time Lecturer

General Education


[email protected]


M.F.A., Eastern Michigan University
K-12 Art Teacher Certification, Eastern Michigan University
Bachelor of Arts, Indiana University, Gary
A.S.E. Certifications 

Publications and Presentations

Contributing Artist/Photographer “Rock & Roll Nightmares: Rocktails” book, 2023 
“Rock at Night Magazine” Featured Artist/Cover, Fall 2021
LA Weekly Artist Award “Best Holiday Song of 2022”. 

Grants, Honors and Awards

Outstanding Live Performer/Best Alternative Punk Performer, Detroit Music Awards, Winner: 2013, 2015, 2016 & 2023
Best Video (budget under $10,000), Detroit Music Awards, Winner 2013

Additional Information

Music Publishing

Television Sound Tracks 


The History Channel 

National Geographic

Spike TV

Ovation Network



Monster Energy Drinks Commercial Soundtrack  (2018)


TV Appearances

Fox 2 Morning Show (2018) Live Performance

Ovation Network “Motorcity Rising” Series (2008) Featured Artist/Performer

Norwegian TV (2006 & 2008) Live Performances (Oslo)

Spike TV “On The Road” (2003) Guest Artist/Performer (reality series) 

Comcast Access (2016-2019) Both Live and Studio 


Live Performances 

Overseas Tours/ Festivals: Music/ Fire Performances 

Theatre Bizarre (Masonic Temple Detroit)

Motorcity Muscle Festival 

Detroit Winterblast

Arts Beats and Eats

Detroit Riverdays Festival/General Motors Stage