The podcast that provides profiles of great harmonica players and technicians from around the world
Sept. 1, 2022

Cheryl Arena interview

Cheryl Arena interview
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Cheryl Arena joins me on episode 68.

Cheryl is a blues player and singer from the Boston area. She integrated herself into the local music scene there by setting up a jam session near Berklee college, drawing in the great musicians from there. And then set-up another residency with guest musicians joining the house band. Her deep love for the music has taken Cheryl far and wide, and gave her the opportunity to meet and play with some of her harmonica idols, including Junior Wells. This led to her appearing in two blues documentaries: one about Maxwell Street and another about James Cotton. 

Cheryl now runs The Harmonica Experience camp twice a year in the home of the blues, Clarkesdale, Mississippi, where she uses her mouth-on (the harmonica) approach. 


Cheryl's website:


Harmonica Experience teaching camp:


Sonny Junior playing with Sugar Ray:

With Big Band:

The ‘Harmonica Experience’ overview, with Charlie Musselwhite:

Blog on ‘The Harmonica Experience’:

Greasy Gravy on chromatic:

Stormy Weather:

Big Road in duo  with Sonny Collie:

Off The Wall:

Podcast website:

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