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Hard summer

new album 2016

 
 
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Forever keen on creating a body of work, Christa Gniadek's 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. 

 

 

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. In the last year, Gniadek has bridged the gap between the day-to-day fiery, passionate side of her personality - the side that until now didn't always make it to the stage - and injecting that intensity, that grit, into her songwriting. This has elevated her new album and live show to a level even she was surprised by. She will tell you her recent creations, her songs, were the catalysts for pushing her into this new territory of her strong voice and attitude. Gniadek has become quite a force and looks forward to hitting the road again in May 2016 to get the word out about her new album. Keep an eye out, because you might even catch her busking on the streets in your own hometown. Though if you look closely you may see her intermittently pruning her tip jar: ever mindful of the pain of the past, but accepting it - owning it - shedding her all-too-human naiveté, and replacing it with wisdom, strength, and drive.  

 
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TOUR SCHEDULE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New tunes from the upcoming album "Hard Summer" 


Discography


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News & Updates

 

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PAST EVENTS

6/28/16 Live on 95.9 WATD Almost Famous - Marshfield, MA

6/11/16 South Shore Indie Music Festival - Brockton, MA

6/3/16 Sweat Records - Miami, FL

5/28/16 Fair Grinds Coffeehouse - New Orleans, LA

5/22/16 95.9 WATD 5th Anniversary Show @ The Spire - Plymouth, MA

5/21/16 Columbia Station (Benefit concert for Amara Legal Center) - Washington, DC

5/20/16 Bourbon and Branch - Philadelphia, PA

5/19/16 Dover Teen Center - Dover, NH

5/18/16 The Dogfish - Portland, ME

5/18/16 Live on 98.9 WCLZ FM - Portland, ME

5/9/16 Rockwood Stage 3 - NYC

4/17/16 PIANOS - NYC

4/15/16 Widow Brown's - Danbury, CT

3/24/16 Mount Wachusett Community College - Wachusett, MA

3/11/16 Middle East Upstairs - Cambridge, MA

2/26/16 The Fifth Estate - Brooklyn, NY

1/28/16 WEMF Citywide Blackout - Cambridge, MA

1/22/16 WEMF The Good American - Cambridge, MA

1/17/16 PIANOS - NYC

1/16/16 Dedham Square Coffeehouse - Dedham, MA

1/8/16 Middle East Upstairs - Cambridge, MA

1/5/16 95.9 WATD Almost Famous - Marshfield, MA

12/13/15 with Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear at Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA

11/7/15 Columbia Station in Adams Morgan (for Amara Legal Center) - Washington, DC

11/6/15 Middle East Upstairs - Cambridge, MA

10/13/15 Live on Almost Famous 95.9 WATD - Marshfield, MA

10/9/15 with Josh Rouse at David Friend Recital Hall - Boston, MA

9/19/15 afterHOURS at Northeastern - Boston, MA

8/8/15 Co-host on 95.9 WATD Almost Famous - Marshfield, MA

7/13/15 Citywide Blackout on WEMF Radio - Cambridge, MA

7/24/15 Middle East Upstairs - Cambridge, MA

7/18/15 Artists 4 Life 2015 - Malden, MA

6/28/15 Folk Yourself at The Wonder Bar - Allston, MA

6/16/15 Live on The Tiny Stage 95.9 WATD Almost Famous - Marshfield, MA

5/22/15 Widow Brown's - Danbury, CT

5/9/15 Alphabet Lounge - NYC

5/1/15 A Toast To The Arts at The Spire - Plymouth, MA

4/25/15 Sally O'Briens - Somerville, MA

4/24/15 Boston Takeover 2 - Concert Window

4/21/15 Co-Host on 95.9 WATD Almost Famous - Marshfield, MA

4/14/15 Folk Yourself at The Wonder Bar - Allston, MA

4/6/15 Concert Window - Boston, MA

4/3/15 Parkside Lounge - NYC

3/31/15 Co-host on 95.9 WATD Almost Famous - Marshfield, MA

3/27/15 TT The Bear's Place - Cambridge, MA

3/26/15 Mount Wachusett Community College - Gardner, MA

3/24/15 Co-Host on 95.9 WATD Almost Famous - Marshfield, MA

3/23/15 South Shore Live - Marshfield, MA

3/21/15 The Limelight Music Awards - Plymouth, MA

3/16/15 Folk Yourself at The Wonder Bar - Allston, MA

3/10/15 Co-Host on 95.9 WATD Almost Famous - Marshfield, MA

3/7/15 New England To Nashville @ Loretta's Last Call - Boston, MA

3/1/15 Live on 95.9 WATD - Marshfield, MA

2/20/15 The Spire - Plymouth, MA

2/7/15 Live on 91.5 WUML - Lowell, MA

2/06/15 Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA

1/23/15 Dedham Square Coffeehouse - Dedham, MA

1/13/15 - WVIA-FM Homegrown Music Feature - Scranton, PA

12/15/14 Concert Window - Boston, MA

12/8/14Folk Yourself at The Wonder Bar - Allston, MA

11/17/14 Blue Moon Coffeehouse - Rockland, MA

10/18/14 Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA

10/7/14 Live on 95.9 WATD - Marshfield, MA

9/27/14 New England Acoustic Music Festival - Putnam, CT

9/14/14 Andy's Old Port Pub - Portland, ME

9/8/14 Concert Window - Boston, MA

9/6/14 Rockwood Music Hall - NYC

9/3/14 Metropolis Kitchen & Lounge - Annapolis, MD

8/30/14 Columbia Station (for Amara Legal Center) - Washington, DC

8/29/14 Sola Coffee Cafe - Raleigh, NC

8/27/14 Daisy Dukes - Nashville, TN

8/23/14 The Elbo Room - Chicago, IL

8/22/14 Logan Street Sanctuary - Indianapolis, IN

8/18/14 The Monkey House - Winooski, VT

8/15/14 Concert Window - Boston, MA

8/14/14 Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA

6/3/14 Co-Host on Modern Problems Radio - Bridgeport, CT

5/31/14 Irish Whiskey, Washington, DC

5/25/14 Main St. Java - Souderton, PA

5/23/14 The Acoustic - Bridgeport, CT

5/22/14 The Red Room @ Cafe 939 - Boston, MA

5/18/14 Spike Hill - Brooklyn, NY

3/26/14 Mount Wachusett Community College - Gardner, MA

12/6/13 Middle East Downstairs - Cambridge, MA

9/8/13 Widow Brown's - Danbury, CT

6/15/13 Marina Bay Oyster Bar - Quincy, MA

5/13/13 Middle East Upstairs - Cambridge, MA

1/28/13 Middle East Upstairs - Cambridge, MA

12/2/12 Middle East Upstairs - Cambridge, MA

11/2/12 The Elbo Room - Chicago, IL

10/22/12 Middle East Upstairs - Cambridge, MA