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8 Miles Down is a folk-rock band based in Mission, Kansas. Great songwriting, inter-woven acoustic guitars and smooth harmonies are the defining characteristics of their music. Formed in 1997 as a trio, remaining founding members Joe Biesterfeld and Ken Kresha continue to perform backed by a rhythm section as well as an acoustic duo. 

Exhibiting a positive, upbeat style the band's repertoire has grown to consist of 50+ original songs and a wide variety of crowd favorite cover songs.  Influences include The Eagles, The Indigo Girls, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Sister Hazel, and Counting Crows.  Throughout the years the band has maintained a constant schedule of performances at a variety of Midwest venues.  Highlights include:

·        Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club (KC, MO)

·        The Music Café (Columbia, MO)

·        The Zoo Bar (Lincoln, NE)

·        RAGBRAI Opening Festival (Council Bluffs, IA)

·        Nebraska State Fair

·        Platte County, MO Fair

·        Numerous bookstores, coffeehouses and cafés

8MD is currently promoting their March, 2003 release "What’s Become of Us." The six-song EP contains a mixture of previously unrecorded fan favorites and new songs.  Previous recordings include 2001’s "Pieces of Life", the radio performance "Live on KKFI" (1999) and 1998’s "In a Cold, Cold House".