Don Lappin, a guitarist based in Massachusetts, has just released Fine Lines, a four-song instrumental recording of progressive rock featuring Lappin handling guitar, keyboards and drum programming, and Joe Santerre (Jon Finn Group) on bass. The tracks on Fine Lines average about 5:30, so each piece is given ample time to develop and allows the Lappin to stretch out and show his abilities, both as a guitarist and a composer. Lappin's delivery and technique on the guitar are nothing short of excellent; you'll finish listening to the CD and be desperate for more - as it should be. Fans of progressive music will enjoy Fine Lines tremendously - let's all hope Lappin keeps these recordings coming.
A guitarist since age 7, Don began playing professionally at age 11 with an original rock group located in northeastern Ohio. After four semesters at the Berklee College Of Music in 1990, Don left for Minnesota to teach, later to return to Boston to finish his studies, and obtain a Bachelor's degree in performance. Don has been featured in Guitar Player magazine, Guitar For The Practicing Musician magazine and has appeared on CNN news. Don also took grand prize from among 1000 entries in the 1993 guitar competition sponsored by Guitar For The Practicing Musician magazine. He also won several awards at Berklee, including the William Leavitt Memorial Scholarship and the Stephen D. Holland Award.
In addition to his own teaching practice, Lappin has also been a faculty member at Berklee since 1994 and now teaches full time during the summer programs. Currently, Lappin is forming his own group ("The Don Lappin Group") and he plans to start gigging and promoting Fine Lines within a few months.
Don Lappin Jr.
211 Lantern Rd., Apt. #1
Revere, MA 02151