The Bitter Spills are Baby Grant Johnson and Rich Mattson, two performers with long and varied musical histories. Their paths initially crossed circa 1989 when they were performing in Rock and Roll groups such as the Glenrustles and Beyond Zebra in Minneapolis, MN. In 1997 Johnson began to focus primarily on a solo career as Baby Grant Johnson and released several recordings in the Folk/Blues vein. Mattson continued with the Glenrustles until the year 2001 when he formed his current group Ol Yeller. The Bitter Spills began as a means for Johnson and Mattson to get on the road and perform their original music as well as interpretations of traditional Folksongs old and new.
The Bitter Spills will perform live on KFAI's House Party on Wednesday, January 9th during the 5 o'clock hour. Following their appearance on KFAI, they'll head over to NE Minneapolis to play at the 331 Club.