Chris Cerna & The Bluegrass Republic is an established bluegrass band based in Southern CA.
Formerly known as Lonesome Otis, and moving in a new direction in 2015 with new band mates. Chris Cerna desired to bring a new name to match the new sound in 2016. Chris Cerna and the Bluegrass Republic is a combination of new and experienced talent and with its ability to provide clean instrumentals and harmonies, is guaranteed to satisfy even the most critical of bluegrass music aficionados. A dedicated band that specializes in hard-driving, traditional bluegrass. Their set lists include traditional, gospel and original songs written by the band members themselves.
With God’s blessing and the support of all the friends and fans of LO, the band looks forward to many more years of playing one of the best forms of music in the world, Bluegrass!
Chris Cerna – mandolin, vocals; Celeste Cerna – Bass, vocals; David Dickey III – Guitar, vocals; Mark Cassidy – banjo, vocals