Article Courtesy of Janet Van Vleet of the Abilene Reporter-News
Joe McDermott knew as a 3-year-old that he wanted to be a musician.
"I never had any doubt about what I wanted to do," he said in a phone interview from Austin.
It's fitting that the adult McDermott now writes and sings for an audience in that very demographic.
McDermott will play at 10:45AM & 3PM Tuesday as the first performer in the Young Audiences of Abilene/Abilene Public Library Summer Library Season.
He didn't exactly plan on a career as a children's music star.
"Doing music for kids happened so organically," McDermott said. "I started as a teacher."
Summer is a busy time for McDermott who visits a lot of libraries and performs at various events.
Kids are drawn to the lively music, the fun lyrics and McDermott's animated performance.
Hit songs include "Don't Drop a Brick on Your Foot," "Baby Kangaroo," "I Got Stuck in an Elevator" and "Thank You Mud."
If You Go
- What: Young Audiences of Abilene/Abilene Public Library Series presents children's singer Joe McDermott
- When: 10:45AM and 3PM
- Where: Upstairs Auditorium of the Abilene Public Library, 202 Cedar St.
- Admission: Free