Rothbart brothers bring on music, found writings


PENDLETON — Davy and Peter Rothbart will bring their Found Magazine’s 10th anniversary tour to the Pendleton Center for the Arts, 214 N. Main St.

The 7 p.m. performance Oct. 28 celebrates the release of Davy’s book of personal essays, Peter’s new album and a brand-new issue of Found Magazine. This show is limited to 100 seats.

The brothers’ tour includes stops in 37 states and 75 cities.

They will provide a preperformance private class for teens in the arts center’s Art Rocks Teens program.

Davy Rothbart created Found Magazine, frequently contributes to “This American Life” on National Public Radio and authored a new collection of essays, “My Heart is an Idiot.”

He writes regularly for “GQ” and “Grantland” and his work also appears in “The New Yorker,” “The New York Times” and “The Believer.”

Peter Rothbart is an award-winning songwriter and front man for folk/rock group The Poem Adept.

He is also an editor at FOUND Magazine and the executive director of urban gardening organization We Patch.

Found Magazine is dedicated to discarded notes, love letters, birthday cards, kids’ homework, to-do lists, ticket stubs, poetry on napkins, receipts, doodles — anything that gives a glimpse into someone else’s life.

The magazine spawned a best-selling book, “Found: The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World,” published in April 2004.

At each performance, Davy shares the latest finds that have landed in the mailbox at Found Magazine, plus tales from his new book and his work on public radio’s “This American Life,” while Peter dazzles with beautiful, haunting, and hilarious songs based on Found notes.

Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by calling 541-278-9201. For more information, visit


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