Jeffrey Alan Cook was born in Fort Payne, Alabama on August 27, 1949. Jeff stands 5'9" tall, has brown hair and brown eyes. He is married and has one child. After graduation from High School, Jeff completed a course in electronic technology from Alabama State Technical College in Gadsden, Alabama.
When asked if a country boy or city boy, Jeff replies, "I'm as city boy as you can get being from Fort Payne, Alabama." Jeff and his younger brother were raised in the city of Fort Payne, at the foot of Lookout Mountain. Jeff enjoys Japanese food, country cooking, The Beatles, The Eagles and all the 60's and 70's rock he played when he was a disc jockey. Jeff "likes the color red because it is exciting, green and blue because they're soothing."
In his time off the road, Jeff enjoys coming home to Fort Payne, working on electronic projects, bass fishing, camping, watching TV and working in his recording studio, Cook Sound Studio.
One of the life long dreams has come true for Jeff with the construction of Cook Sound Studio. The studio is a way for Jeff to help other musicians share their music with others, just as ALABAMA has had the opportunity to do. In Jeff's words, "This area (DeKalb County) has it's share of talented musicians and now the opportunity is there for each of them to cut demos, records, etc. at an affordable price, plus it's nice to share your dreams with others."
Jeff plays an electrifying lead guitar, and all of those "hot licks" on the fiddle you hear are Jeff, too. Between the guitar and fiddle you would think Jeff stays pretty busy, well "Mr. Energy" also plays keyboards, bass, banjo, and mandolin.
One of Jeff s favorite cities is Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where they spent seven summers at six months at a time playing their music for varied crowds. His favorite states, outside of Alabama of course, are Florida and parts of California. Jeff has been playing music since "3 days before dirt." Many of his songs have been recorded on the band's albums. Jeff's message to the fans is "thank you for all of your support of ALABAMA-- AIN'T WE HAVIN' FUN NOW!"