“Music is a part of being human – it’s part of our nature, our fabric, our being,” says Jim. “And every person on the planet has rhythm. It starts with our heart beats and travels everywhere with us.” 

Whether performing in a community library, or large festival, Jim’s high-energy, interactive shows are always a hit with audiences and concert organizers. During every performance, dozens of fans join the stage for an impromptu jam session.

Jim is available solo, or with his trio band for Libraries, Fairs, Festivals, Performing Arts Centers, Symphonies, and other Community Events. He also offers a motivational keynote presentation for businesses and educators, “Live Like A Child! Succeed Like A Child!”

NEW! Mr. Stinky Feet’s Doorstep Dance Party

Mr. Stinky Feet has been rockin’ with families for over 20 years. He knows music brings communities together. However, he never imagined he’d be separated from venues and live audiences. Here we are in 2020 experiencing social distancing to keep everyone safe from COVID-19. Mr. Stinky Feet’s Doorstep Dance Party is a socially-distant front porch, lawn, driveway, or deck serenade available for fans in the KC Metro area. Fees vary depending on mileage. It’s a simple, 20-25 minute unplugged set featuring 4-5 of Jim’s songs and includes a sanitized CD so you can enjoy more music later. We accept Venmo and PayPal for “no contact” payments.  If you’re looking for a larger family music experience for block parties, or other celebrations, let us know and we can modify the program accordingly. Email us for details.


Jim “Cosgrove encourages students to identify and take pride in their personal rhythm while demonstrating positive audience participation skills. Through his music, Cosgrove delivers motivating messages about respect, self-discipline, and healthy choices. He encourages students to honor and express personal rhythm in everyday activities such as sports, homework, and music, while emphasizing the importance of respecting the rhythm of others and the earth. During this 50-minute, high energy, and interactive program, dozens of students are selected from the audience to perform on stage in several impromptu “jam” sessions. Click on School Programs for more details.

Rocks the Library

Mr. Stinky Feet Rocks the Library 

Librarians and their patrons love Mr. Stinky Feet! Some refer to him as a “library hero.” The feeling is mutual.  His anthem “Rockin’ the Library” and his 80s-style power ballad “Library Ann” are huge hits with the bookworms. He’s shattered the silence in the stacks from Albuquerque to Arlington, from Rapid City to Reston, and they keep inviting him back.

Mr. Stinky Feet’s Christmas   Mr Stinky Feet's Christmas

The award-winning album “Mr. Stinky Feet’s Christmas” has become a holiday tradition for thousands of families. And the live concert version has become an annual favorite for libraries, churches, and theaters. Share in the joy of Jim’s adaptations of many of your favorite holiday classics, as well as his original songs like “Hark! It’s Harold the Angel” and “Prepare the Way.” It’s an interactive celebration that the whole family will enjoy.