Christie Josef & The Purpose Return to The Atlantis Lounge at Mississippi Pizza

Join Christie Josef & The Purpose Sunday, July 9th at 8pm. This is a special night for the band as they will be celebrating Christie’s birthday. So besides the passionate songs, the usual smiles, bouncing globes, wheel of Blame, and flashing stars, there will be cake! (And maybe a few other surprises.)

The Atlantis Lounge has a fully stocked bar with a knowledgeable  bartender. The pizza is yummy and includes gluten-free and vegan options.

You are officially invited to join the party and rock your summer Sunday night! Only $5. at the door, 21 and over.




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In The Studio!

Christie Josef & the Purpose have been in the studio since January, 2017 joyously working on their newest CD, Understanding. An EP featuring five songs that address the world we currently inhabit, with titles such as, Resist The Bait, Something’s Not Right Here, Save The Trees, Understanding, and Refuse To Be Afraid. Plus a moving bonus acoustic song, You Chose.

With master producer, John Neff at the helm, Bret Malmquist brilliant on lead guitar, Chuck Heinrich a powerful, strong and steady heartbeat, 2D Strapparo the delightful, amazing vocal goddess, John Neff the dynamic bass pulse, and sincere rhythms, voice, and songs of Christie Josef, the new CD, Understanding from Christie Josef & The Purpose hopes to inspire awareness that it is up to everyone to step up to help save our world, while enchanting with catchy, melodic tunes.

Look for a Fall 2017 release.

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Artichoke Music Friday Night Coffee House Friday, December 16th

Christie Josef and The Purpose join Jonathan Hofman, Studio Rico, and Clayton & Ernie for Artichoke Music’s Friday Night Coffeehouse, “unplugged” performances in an intimate listening setting. 2D Strapparo, Bret Malmquist, and Christie Josef will perform an accoustic set of songs that speak to finding our way in this, our new world.

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The Early Stuff join Christie Josef & The Purpose for a rocking night at Mississippi Pizza, Atlantis Lounge

Saturday, November 26th at 9pm after the Thanksgiving meal is a memory, come out for some tasty pizza, good drink, and some soul-soothing rock n’ roll. Christie Josef & The Purpose are joined by The Early Stuff for a night of letting the music do it’s magic for us in these unsettling times.



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A “spirit-filled” night of protest and political songs, humor and a public soapbox to celebrate our great democracy before its potentially ghoulish demise! Let’s collectively SINK OUR FANGS into the juiciest election in history!

The vision for this event was to find a way to combine Halloween with the Election, thus “Death of Democracy?” was born. The other reason was to bring people together to raise our “spirits” just 8 days before one of the most historic elections in history. It seems many of us are experiencing the election behind our big and little screens, rather than as a community — so in the spirit of the 1960s, this will be an evening of political / protest songs, satire and uplifting conversation.

Join the fun Sunday, October 30th!



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The March 20th Sum of Us Is One CD Release show at The Clinton Street Theater was a blast and a good time was had by all, lot’s of dancing and audience participation. Thanks to everyone who came out that rainy March evening!
2D and I had a fun time playing at the Lent’s International Farmer’s Market in August and look forward to playing more Portland Farmer’s Markets next summer.
Much of this summer was spent dealing with the illness and the untimely death of dear friend and musical Fairy Godmother, Lisa Lepine. To say it has been a devastating loss to the Portland Musical Community is such an understatement. Our world is still reeling.. There will be a tribute and celebration of Lisa at  McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom Sunday, November 13th. I have the honor of singing a song with John Neff, our connection is a result of Lisa.. Go to for details.
There will be another acoustic performance, this time, 30 minutes at The Artichoke Coffee house series on Dec 16 with:

7:30 Jonathan Hoffman – Singer songwriter

8:00 Studio Rico – Keyboard-centric originals & covers

8:45 Clayton & Ernie – Eclectic folk, jazz & originals

9:15 Christy Josef – Music with a Message

 The Friday Coffeehouses run 7:30pm-10:30pm, including an intermission, and feature four artists playing individual, solid 30-minute sets.

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