Sound Advice: Night Owl to Mark Vinyl Release at Northside Tavern

Rob Mohan – the man behind Night Owl – writes deeply personal music that reflects his life experiences.

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Night Owl

A soulful, acoustic singer-songwriter evening is what Night Owl will present this month.

Rob Mohan (aka Night Owl) prides himself on creating an immersive and moody experience for his audience, filling venues with rich acoustic tones that submerge his listeners in a sea of color. For this show, Night Owl will be joined by Billy Alletzhauser on guitar, Tod Drake on drums and Jacob Perez on bass.

Mohan writes deeply personal music that reflects his life experiences. From travel to family, Night Owl songs speak from the heart and reach into the soul of everyone who hears them. Growing up in northeast Ohio, Mohan listened to solo artists like Elliot Smith, M. Ward and one of his father’s favorites, Jackson Browne, all of whom would become big influences in his songwriting. With engaging lyrics and his Guild F-55 guitar in open tunings fed through unique effects pedals like the Game Changer Plus and the “Slo” Reverb by Walrus Audio, Mohan has created a singular sound and style that is instantly recognizable.

Empress, Night Owl’s fourth album was produced by the incomparable Billy Alletzhauser of The Hiders and celebrates Cincinnati and its surrounding area. Although Empress has been available digitally for a while, the March Northside Tavern show marks the album’s vinyl release. With songs like “River City” and “Northside Blues,” this musical love letter to the Queen City is a must-have.

Night Owl plays Northside Tavern at 9 p.m. March 24. Sharp Toys and St. Mary, St. Michael will open the show. Info:

Below, watch Night Owl perform "Wander."

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