From Atlanta, Georgia, folk/acoustic band, Sleepy Turtles, first got together to create a soundtrack to a book written by guitarist / vocalist Dylan Higgins. Then they decided to keep making music. They credit their great friendship to having a positive effect on their music and say that they believe in the power of music to be more than “just a bunch of frequencies vibrating about with some random words that sound interesting”. Rather, they believe that music has the power to share hope, love, freedom and joy. When stressed out, Sleepy Turtles rest. And when they are depressed, they turn to their faith in God. This interview is refreshing and lighthearted. Read on to learn more about Sleepy Turtles.
How would you describe your music to someone who has never heard it before?
How did you come up with the name Sleepy Turtles?
How do you work together to create such a cohesive melodic sound?
I noticed a strong theme with nature… would you say that is where your inspiration originates the most?
Do you have any ulterior motives to making music? Such as to bring awareness to any environmental issues?
What bands/musicians have inspired you towards the journey of creating music?
Your lyrics are very poetic… is there one person who writes the songs, or do you write them together as a band?
Which of your songs speaks to you the most and why?
You refer to Sleepy Turtles as 'a band threaded in the old tradition of folk: humans sharing in the human condition’. What does this mean to you?
The release of your album Summer Hither is approaching on May 29 2012… what are you looking forward to the most for when the album comes out?
How do you deal with stressful situations and events?
Do you ever experience days when you feel low or depressed? And what do you do to conquer these feelings?
What is the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?
And last but not least… How do turtles sleep? :)