Andrew Lauher: drums
Ryan Heinsius: guitar

Pilcrow (¶) is made up of Flagstaff music veterans, drummer Andrew Lauher and guitarist Ryan Heinsius. 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.

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 most often performs as an acoustic guitar-and-drums duo that highlights their ever-evolving songcraft.

"Storytelling through song: Coconino Center for the Arts showcases local songwriters"

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."