Youth Services

Echo & the Bats

Connecting kids to a love of reading through the power of rock music!

Come dance along with Echo and the Bats - Austin's first All-Youth-Librarian band! Check our event calendar for upcoming shows.

You've seen their storytimes, now come hear some of your favorite kid's books put to music. Echo & the Bats pairs our favorite books with our favorite rock songs to create a whole new kind of fun for the whole family. 

We use our love for books and music to create a brand new kind of show that makes reading and rocking go hand in hand. 

Contact Jessica at 512-974-7555 for more information.

Band Member Bios

Kathleen: Vocals, tambourine, puppetry
  • Favorite Dinosaur: Yutyrannus - or the Big Bird of the dino realm because of his bright yellow feathers
  • Favorite Snack: Ice water (true!)
  • Superpower: Can make ice cream
  • Fun fact: Can walk on the knuckles of her toes like a monkey
  • Role Model: Pigeon - The key of persistence opens all doors closed by resistance (John Di Lemme)
James: Guitar
  • Favorite dinosaur: Ankylosaurus
  • Favorite snack: boring old almonds
  • Superpower: ability to reach anything off the top shelf
  • Fun Fact: was accidentally almost a dentist!
  • Role model: Clifford
Gabriel: Bass, vocals
  • Favorite Dinosaur:  Giganotosaurus
  • Favorite snack:  Snack Packs!
  • Superpower: Screams well with others
  • Fun Fact: Loves to forage the forest floor for insects and rodents to eat
  • Roll Model:  Cinnamon Bun from Adventure Time!
Jessica: Drums
  • Favorite Dinosaur: Brontosaurus
  • Favorite Snack: Banana ice cream
  • Superpower: Mini Piñata Making
  • Fun Fact: Once ate 7 veggie hot dogs at a veggie hot dog eating contest
  • Role Model: Animal from the Muppets


Learn more about the Books and Music that inspire Echo and the Bats!

Check out our booklist and playlist below!