Crowdsourcing Sends Norristown Singer-Songwriter to Nashville
Thanks to a successful crowdsourcing campaign, Norristown’s Lenny Martelli is getting a chance to fulfill his dream of recording a world-class country album, writes Gary Puleo for the Times Herald.
Martelli’s GoFundMe campaign has managed to raise more than $10,000 for him to record an album.
“Some are donating on pure belief in me as an artist and my career“ said Martelli, “but if you look at the site, we’ve set certain monetary donation levels, $20, $50, $100, each level has a ‘reward’ — whether it be a limited edition signed poster or a personal thank you or even a personal concert at the higher levels.”
Thanks to the funds from the campaign, Martelli recently traveled to Nashville to record some of his songs in a session with producer Noah Henson, guitarist for country rocker Brantley Gilbert.
“Working with Noah so far is definitely influencing the way I approach writing a song,” said Martelli. “It’s a blessing to work with someone so talented who sees potential in me and my career.”
His first video included the story of his recovery from a neck injury that left him paralyzed. Despite being told he would never walk again, Martelli stubbornly refused to believe that, and with a lot of help and hard work, he got back on his feet.
Read more about the country prodigy in the Times Herald by clicking here.
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