Ed Tatum

Ed has been playing guitar and singing for over 50 years. Beginning with the British Invasion music of the 60s, he continued with the rock genres of the 70s and 80s before branching out into American Folk and Irish Pub Tunes. He has played in a number of rock bands and with the Irish American Pub Band, Uisce Beatha, in Richmond, Va.

In addition to playing solo, Ed currently plays with The Pints (Americana with deep celtic roots), as a duo with Heidi White, and with The Dirty Windows (John Prine tribute band).

Find me playing with these bands

Americana, with a hint of bluegrass and deep Irish roots.

Experienced Columbus Folk Music Society members come together to celebrate legendary singer/ songwriter, John Prine.


Heidi White and Ed Tatum step out of The Pints for a duo!

Heidi is a Columbus native and has played and sung music most of her life. She started her first band in the 4th grade and hasn’t stopped playing since. She has worked as an acoustic single and duo and has sang and played keys with a few rock bands.

Bluegrass music got Heidi back to her choral music roots. She began playing bass and singing as an original member of Grassahol. Heidi still plays bluegrass with some of her former bandmates in Wood Pickers and Timbrewolves.

After persistent begging from the band and encouragement from other musician friends, Heidi took the opportunity to join The Pints in 2022 and started a crash course in Irish music.

The Pints

Along with Ed and Heidi, Matthew Dixon and Jeff Kanel are The Pints.

The Pints play the traditional pub tunes along with jigs and reels in a non-traditional way. Brought up on American folk, bluegrass, and rock and roll, we hear many of the same tunes and song structures across multiple genres. The Pints play the traditional tunes in a way that honors the genres that followed and evolved from this root. We also play some of our favorite Americana. We are energetic and have fun with the crowd.

The Pints | Matthew Peyton Dixon

Matthew Peyton Dixon has been performing and writing music professionally since the age of 16. Getting his start playing percussion with the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps from 2001-2003.

Matthew received a B.A. in Percussion Performance at the University of North Texas in 2009. While attending undergrad, Matthew studied everything he could ranging from jazz, classical, drumline, and world percussion.

From 2007-2016 he accompanied and composed for dance at the University of North Texas and from 2010-2016 at Texas Woman’s University.

Since 2016 he has been the resident accompanist and composer at Denison University and in 2018 was hired at The Ohio State University accompanying and composing for the dance department.

Matthew has also been a resident accompanist at the world famous American Dance Festival since 2016 and has played for the Joffrey Ballet and David Dorfman dance intensives.

He has composed over 40 works for dance, has 7 solo albums, many album recordings with bands, toured extensively throughout the U.S., and has 4 volumes of poetry.

Matthew currently lives in Columbus, Ohio working with Denison University and The Ohio State University dance departments as well as playing percussion with many different local and national artists.

The Pints | Jeff Kanel

Jeff Kanel has been playing violin since the age of seven. Suzuki trained, he played through high school, focused on classical repertoire, eventually playing with the Cleveland Symphony Youth Orchestra in the late ‘80s.

While Jeff always enjoyed classical music, he was enthralled with a Tommy Makem performance at an Irish Festival. The unique ornamentation and lilt of Irish tunes had stuck with him ever since.

Fast forward 25 years… Jeff dusted off his violin, determined that he would finally play Irish music. Jeff began performing locally with native Irish talent in Ballybeg Banter. It was during this period that he also learned mandolin, guitar, and bit of bodhran.

In 2019, Jeff joined The Pints where he performs on mandolin, fiddle, and vocals. His musical experience now spans Irish, French Canadian, Bluegrass and American folk music.

The Dirty Windows

Dirty Windows is comprised of Columbus Folk Music Society (CFMS) members Renilda Marshall, Mike Hale, Brian Szuch, and Ed Tatum. These seasoned entertainers have been performing John Prine songs since the late 70s, and began presenting Prine Tributes in 2019. They are delighted to share the magic of this prolific songwriter.

Widely recognized as one of the most influential songwriters of his generation, John Prine was known for humorous lyrics about love, life, and current events, as well as serious songs with social commentary and songs containing recollections from his own life.

Prine won four Grammy Awards out of 13 nominations, as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Prine’s music influenced Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, and Roger Waters, and is seen in the works of younger artists he mentored including Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, Brandi Carlile, Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgraves, Margo Price, and Tyler Childers.

We lost John to Covid on April 7, 2020.


But for my talented daughter, I wouldn’t have a web page at all. As I get older, I find myself becoming my father from a technology standpoint. And, I really want to spend my time on the music rather than hovering over some portion of a webpage hoping a magic icon will appear!

So, the best way to see upcoming performances is to go to my Facebook site and The Pints Band website.

Ed Tatum Solo, Duo, Dirty Windows:

The Pints Band:

2023 Performances

18-Jan The Pints Rambling House Columbus, OH

28-Jan The Pints Dublin Pub Dayton, OH

3-Feb The Pints Tara Hall Columbus, OH

10-Feb The Pints Shamrock Club Columbus, OH

17-Mar The Pints Byrnes Pub Columbus, OH

17-Mar The Pints Walking Distance Brew Marysville, OH

5-May The Pints Tara Hall Columbus, OH

20-May Duo Dempsey’s Columbus, OH

26-May The Pints Walking Distance Brewery Marysville, OH

10-Jun Solo Farmer’s Market Cheboygan, MI

18-Jun Solo The Wigwam Indian River, MI

23-Jun Solo Beau est Beau Cheboygan, MI

2-Jul Solo Douglas Lake Bar Pellston, MI

7-Jul The Pints Walking Distance Brewery Marysville, OH

8-Jul The Pints Shamrock Club Columbus, OH

14-Jul Solo Mackinaw Crossings Mackinaw City, MI

15-Jul Solo Farmer’s Market Cheboygan, MI

19-Jul Duo The Lark Patio Cheboygan, Mi

20-Jul The Pints Washington Square Cheboygan, Mi

21-Jul The Pints Pennsylvania Square Petoskey, MI

22-Jul The Pints Beau est Beau Cheboygan, Mi

5-Aug The Pints Dublin Irish Festival Dublin OH

12-Aug Prine Tribute Beau Est Beau Cheboygan MI

16-Aug Solo Pennsylvania Park Petoskey MI

18-Aug Solo The Wigwam Indian River MI

2-Sep Solo Beau Est Beau Cheboygan MI

8-Sep The Pints Dublin Pub Dayton OH

8-Sep Duo Dempsey’s Columbus OH

17-Sep Prine Tribute Nocterra Brewing Powell OH

22-Sep The Pints Tara Hall Columbus OH

12-Nov Solo Fado Sunday Session Dublin, OH

25-Nov Duo O’Huids Lancaster OH

2-Dec Duo Stadz Pizza Columbus OH

3-Dec Solo Fado Sunday Session Dublin, OH

10-Dec Solo Fado Sunday Session Dublin, OH

17-Dec Solo Fado Sunday Session Dublin, OH

31-Dec The Pints Fado Dublin, OH