Arte K is a singer/songwriter playing upright and electric bass and acoustic guitar. His music is blues-based music with rock, cajun, zydeco, country, and folk influences, such as Charles Brown, BB King, Tom Waits, Lyle Lovett, Treat Her Right, Morphine, Southside Johnny, Louis Jordan, Ray Charles, the BoDeans, and the Red Stick Ramblers.
We tend to play traditional instruments and sounds, trying to bring something new without relying on technical gimmickry to sound unique.
Just a Little More Bad is my second record (after Be a Man, our first CD from two years ago). Since we're using pretty much the same core band, this time without as many guest artists, I think we have a more unified sound this time. While the songs all are very different stylistically, we think the overall sound of the record is more focused and confident. That's all you can ask, right, to be moving forward with your sound?