Christa Gniadek had a long day busking on Newbury Street in Boston some years ago. It was summer and it was warm, and she took a short break after singing for longer than most would. She was about to take her guitar strap off when someone ran up, and took off with everything she spent all day earning: she was robbed. Years later, you will find her still taking the time to return to the scene of the crime with that same guitar, significantly longer hair, an abundance of new songs and a whole new attitude. Christa Gniadek is remarkably resilient, a quality that is clear in her persistence and dedication as a recording artist for over half a decade. Forever keen on creating a body of work, her next album “Hard Summer”, due in 2016 and completely funded by her fans, naturally embodies her evolution into a more pop, vocal-centered and single-oriented sonic landscape that still houses her uniquely strong emotional fingerprint.