Middlefield – Pirate Musician Joshua Nelson will be performing at the Ye Olde State Renaissance Faire at Settlers’ Village in Middlefield on September 10, 11, 17 and 18.
Nelson was born and raised in the small town of Burton before moving to Los Angeles, but his alter-ego Rillian Rauchbach has led a more unusual life. Rauchbach is an orphan who murdered his abusive care-taker uncle and then was captured by pirates. Because of his singing voice, Rauchbach’s life was spared, and he was welcomed onto the ship as a cabin boy and shanty-man. While on the ship, Rauchbach met up with three other pirate musicians who together formed the pirate band “Rillian and the Doxie Chicks.”

“Rillian the the Doxie Chicks” released two CDs, “Get Down (Like an Anchor)” and “Left in the Longboat.” The pirate band performed many shows in California, including the Disneyland red carpet premieres of “Pirates of the Caribbean” 2, 3 and 4.
Nelson will be performing at the Cow Stage at Ye Olde State Renaissance Faire. CDs will be available for purchase. Settlers’ Ye Old State Renaissance Faire is an annual event and will feature live music, demonstrations, puppet shows, comedy acts, improv, a talent show, jousting, vendors, and more.

Settlers’ Village is a village of shops located at 14279 Old State Road on the corner of Rt. 608 and Nauvoo Rd. For more information call Vancura Gallery at 440-632-1124 or visit www.settlersmiddlefield.com.