About the Story
This exciting fish tale is a musical marine epic about a guitarfish and his awesome band of sea creatures trying to tour without getting hooked by humans. Jimi Fin Licks leads The Flow on dangerous excursions in open water and on an eventful aquarium tour that ultimately relays a preservation message. The Flow hit the big time with the fun-key tune “Blue Is the New Green.” Millions get the message when The Flow performs its oceanic anthem at a huge festival in New York called Fishstock!
Forward by Bootsy Collins
I dig Guitarfish Adventures because it has two messages that are very important to me. First, that funky music is an expression of one's true self, without the fake up or make up. It brings out the “come as you are” that is buried deep inside of you. It crosses all boundaries and embraces the haves and the have-nots to create a fun environment with the understanding that being different is cool. We all were sent here by the One to evolve the two into One. I’m honored to be the inspiration for Shugga the Manta Ray—the baddest bass plucker in the big blue sea! The second and equally important note is that blue is indeed the new green. It’s time to pay equal respect to all creatures—on land and underwater. We need to leave the world as funky as we found it for future generations. Guitarfish Adventures is a superbad story that we all here get so funked up about. Plus, it's true you can't go wrong when the message is blue—ya gots to be funky!
“My 8-year-old daughter and I took turns reading pages and finished Guitarfish Adventures in about 20 minutes—perfect for a bedtime story. It was fun and engaging. Grace got the message that “Blue Is the New Green,” and now has a whole new vocabulary about sustainable fishing, and environmental awareness. She was intrigued with the characters, and enjoyed the musical references as well. The first thing she wanted to do was have Jimi Fin Licks sign her guitar. Six months later, she had full recall of the story, and the message. I highly recommend this story to any parent who wants to spend a fun and informative 20 minutes with their child.”
–Donald Ritter, owner of Category 5 Amplification