“Before a packed house, library patrons enjoyed unforgettable knee-slapping bluegrass experience with Ioni Creek Bluegrass on January 18, 2020. Using multiple instruments such as fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bass guitar, Ioni Bluegrass made a formidable impression with their renditions of the Cherokee Shuffle, In the Sweet By and By, Poor Wayfaring Stranger and more. Bill Monroe and Johnny Cash would be so proud of Ioni Bluegrass. Considering the amazing talent that the band has at their command, it was an honor to feature musicians that perform both traditional and innovative styles of bluegrass. Tom Keener, Allen Public Library”
History of Ioni Creek
Ioni Creek Band is named ofter Ioni Indians who migrated to Texas in 1835 from Louisiana. The name is said to come from the tribe's leader. As Anglo settlement approached, the Indians started moving north but still on the Brazos River into Palo Pinto County. By 1850, the Indians were totally gone, leaving only the name - from which the settlers kept and named a creek.