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Anatole “Annie” Paquette at Giuseppe’s JTG Music Memorial Extravaganza — 2017: Video & Pictures.

by Anura Guruge



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The annual JTG Music Memorial Extravaganza 2017 on Sunday, April 2. The 23rd running.

Anatole “Annie” Paquette, of “Annie and the Orphans“, with his wife Maddie, were our guests this year. They, inexplicably, had never attended a JTG though “Annie” is the Mayor of Meredith. Well we rectified that.

I always knew that Annie would end up on the stage though he was not on the program. And he did, with “No Limitz“, friends of his, asking him up for this number.

I only recorded a PART OF IT — because I also wanted to shoot pictures. That explains why it is so short. Sorry. Shooting videos is NOT my thing. I like photos.

Shot with my Sony a6000.


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23rd Annual JTG Music Memorial Extravaganza at Giuseppe’s, Meredith, Sunday, April 2, 2017: Another TOTAL BLAST.

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Never mind the joy and buzz, it always feels such a PRIVILEGE to be there. That I know many of the protagonists makes it even better.

As far as I can tell this was close to the 20th JTG I have attended and it never gets old. Instead it just seems to get better and better each year.

This year, 2017, was a BLAST.

That we took Anatole “Annie” Paquette (of “Annie and the Orphans“) & his wife as our guests made it even more SPECIAL. And yes, “Annie”, the ‘Mayor of Meredith’, was invited on the stage for a impromptu guest appearance. It was all extremely convivial.

Thank YOU Julie and Mike. You folks are the best; you folks ROCK.


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“Annie and the Orphans” At “Sandwich Fair”, October 10, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


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This was Bob “Big Mac” McNab,
the bassist’s, last appearance
at Sandwich, with “The Orphans

after 28-years.

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Anatole “Annie” Paquette

Bob “Big Mac” McNab

Scottie “The Horn” Groleau

Steve Giotas

Roy D’innocenzo

Peter “WildMan” Previte

Elvis — a.k.a. Tom Paquette, the nephew.


All the photos taken with my trusty Nikon P900.


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Bob McNab Bids Farewell To “Annie and the Orphans” After 50+ Years.

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These pictures taken at “Sandwich Fair
on Monday, October 10, 2016.
Bob “Big Mac” McNab’s last Sandwich
after 28-years.

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Bob McNab from two other 2016 “Annie and the Orphans” concerts.

Alton, N.H., August 14, 2016.

Alton, N.H., August 14, 2016.


Wolfeboro, N.H., July 2, 2016.

Wolfeboro, N.H., July 2, 2016.


He will be sorely missed. Bassist par extraordinaire. This is the sad thing about bassist, including the great George Harrison: their greatness is that you never really notice them! But, as Anatole “Annie” Paquette always makes sure to remind us, it is the bassist, in this case Bob, that holds a group together. Was true with George and is true with Bob. I will miss him. REAL nice guy, not that they are NOT all nice guys. But hopefully I will see him around. Maybe we will do LUNCH. Anatole has promised lunch. {SMILE}


All the photos taken with my trusty Nikon P900.


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“Annie & The Orphans” Put A Link To My Post, About Them, On Their Website Frontpage.

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>> ‘Annie & The Orphans’ 2015 PREVIEW.

+ ‘Annie & The Orphans’ in Alton, 2014.
+ ‘Annie & The Orphans’, Cate Park, 2014.
+  Delightful ‘Annie & The Orphans’ At Cate Park, 2013.
+ “Annie & The Orphans’ Cate Park preview 2014.
+ ‘Annie & The Orphans’ St. Patrick’s
+ Couple dancing to ‘Annie …’, Cate Park, 2014.

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Click to ENLARGE and see here. Use link below to access their Website. Not sure how long this link will be on there. So check it out NOW. SMILE.

Click to access the “Annie & The Orphans” Website.


This is neat. Yes, I am chuffed!
We have been, for at least two decades,
among their greatest fans.

So this is an honor for me.
For them to acknowledge my words about them.

Rejoice!
This is what life is meant to be.

SMILE.


“Annie & The Orphans”, In Their 51st Year, And They Continue To WOW Wolfeboro — July 11, 2015.

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>> ‘Annie & The Orphans’ 2015 PREVIEW.
+ ‘Annie & The Orphans’ in Alton, 2014.
+ ‘Annie & The Orphans’, Cate Park, 2014.
+  Delightful ‘Annie & The Orphans’ At Cate Park, 2013.
+ “Annie & The Orphans’ Cate Park preview 2014.
+ ‘Annie & The Orphans’ St. Patrick’s
+ Couple dancing to ‘Annie …’, Cate Park, 2014.

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A short (1 minute) YouTube that still accurately captures the joy and magic
of an ‘Annie & The Orphans‘ concert. Cate Park July 11, 2015.

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Click to access 1 minute, MUST WATCH (you will THANK ME), YouTube video.


They have been at it, continuously, in central New Hampshire for an incredible 51-years and probably because of that (rather than ‘despite of that), the evergreen, ever delightful ‘Annie & The Orphans’ managed, yet again, last night to weave their magic over a packed, very appreciative ‘Cate Park‘ crowd — in Wolfeboro (‘the oldest Summer resort in the US‘), New Hampshire. ‘Annie & The Orphans’ for us Lakes Region “ol’ timers” is a perennial Summer/Fall favorite. We have followed them for decades as had most of those at the Park last night.

Their repertoire of 50s, 60s and some newer classics don’t change much over the years — let alone decades. But that is part of the charm. We all know the ‘Annie’ songs. The originals might have been by the GREATS but around here these songs belong to ‘The Orphans’.

We met about a dozen folks who had been with us at the ‘Blood, Sweat & Tears‘ concert the night before. Three of them, independently, said something along the lines of: “This so much better than last night”. That is one heck of a statement and I will have to concur. The folks who said this were in the right demographics to like BS&T in that, like I, they were older than 60. Tickets were BS&T were going at $35 to $80 and folks liked this better. Enough said.

Perfect night. Beautiful weather. Festive, carnival-like atmosphere. The happiness and joy in the air was palpable. You could feel it being stirred when Anatole Paquette (‘Annie’) waved his arms. We lucked out. His nephew (brother’s son), from Orlando, was on stage. The next generation.

They will be in Alton, NH, for “Old Home Day“, August 8, 2015. Be there or be square! [Did I just say that? SMILE. Hey, I lived through the 60s — in London no less.]


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