ARTHUR E. SATHERLEY
The book ,"Uncle Art" now available !
Including a **Free CD** with every order of the
hardback copy from this website.
Now available in Hard back and Soft cover, if you wish to purchase a copy direct from me, the hardback copy will include a complimentary audio CD of the song "Uncle Art". Thanks for looking.
In 1994 when getting involved with the Harbour Festival
and the booking of legendary guitar player, record producer and Columbia
Nashville Records executive Chet Atkins, I decided to do some research
into the history of the emigration of people to the Eastern Seaboard
of the United States of America, particularly through Ports such as
Bristol I came across a name that took me by surprise.
Arthur Edward Satherley born and raised in Windmill Hill, Bedminster, Bristol, was about to have a book written about his extraordinary life by his friend Forrest White. Forrest White was the right hand man of Leo Fender that's how he got to know Art, supplying musical equipment to the star performers Art was recording. Forrest had already written a book about Leo Fender called "Fender the Inside Story" (Backbeat Books). But the book on Art was never written, because Forrest died suddenly in late 1994 with the introduction only started. I have tried on numerous occasions to get interest in making a film or documentary of the story with no luck yet, so in 2007 I decided to write the story down myself, so far the research has put me in touch with the Satherley family both here and in the US, the Country Music Museum Nashville made everything they had available to me. With all the research to sift through it's been tough, this is the first project of this type I have been involved with, I am currently about half way, the song was written first, you can hear it as this page loads.