Barry Cleveland is a guitarist based in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. His early albums were mainly new age and experimental ambient music released on Larry Fast's Audion label and on Chacra Alternative Music. Later work ventured into world music, jazz, electronic music, and rock. During the 1990s he was a member of the free improvisational quintet Cloud Chamber which performed in the Bay Area for several years. Cleveland was also an editor at Guitar Player magazine for 12 years.