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Weekend Planner: 40 x 40

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Back in September, songwriter Todd Wright launched an ambitious project called '40 x 40.' The plan is to write, record and give away a song a week, for 40 weeks, leading up to his 40th birthday.

On Saturday, Feb. 13th, he's part of a sold-out tribute to Neil Finn (the main songwriter in the band Crowded House) at the Barns of Wolftrap in Vienna, Virginia, then he's playing at a Beatles tribute at Jammin' Java in Vienna on Sunday the 14th. And he has a solo show coming up on March 10th at Jammin' Java.

Speaking with David Furst, Todd Wright explains the project and plays one of his songs...

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