Andrew Lauher: drums
Jeff Lusby-Breault: bass
Ryan Heinsius: guitar
Pilcrow (¶) is made up of Flagstaff music veterans, drummer Andrew Lauher, guitarist Ryan Heinsius and bassist Jeff Lusby-Breault. Andrew is a student of jazz and a master of pushing music in unexpected directions with his ever-changing rhythmic experimentation and arranging acumen. Ryan combines a love for blues and country-twang guitar styles with songwriting that incorporates the social commentary, storytelling and historical perspective of folk music. Jeff is a wonderfully melodic bass player, and also a fantastic guitarist, songwriter and singer. He performs as a solo artist as well as half of the hard-rock duo ENORMO|DOME.
Together as Pilcrow they’re continuing a musical conversation that’s been going for more than a decade. Ryan and Andrew have been central to well-known outfits like the Voluntary String Band and Crow Wing, as well as many other individual projects based in northern Arizona and throughout the country. Pilcrow frequently performs as an electric trio, but also as a stripped down acoustic guitar-and-drums duo that highlights their ever-evolving songcraft.
By Gabriel Granillo, Flagstaff Live, Jan. 24, 2019
“Storytelling communicates deeper truths. It’s about how we deal with adversity or heartbreak or joy. There’s a deeper truth communicated in the best stories."