Ken Holmes

Ken__Oct. 2012 - CopyWe were sorry when Ken passed away in fall of 2019, but we are proud to say that he served on our faculty and grateful that he shared his love of music with all of us.

Ken was born in Lansing, Michigan, but has called Urbana home for more than 30 years. He has been playing bluegrass-style banjo for 45 years. Before joining the locally based Prairie Dogs band some 12 years ago, Ken played with the Nonesuch Mountain String Band, the High Cross Road band, and Hickory Wind. He is enjoying the life of a retired U of I Veterinary Medicine professor.