The Stone Coyotes are a bare-bones rock family trio. They have been taking the road less travelled ever since they gave back songwriter Barbara Keith's major label advance years ago and began searching for their own sound their own way in a cellar in Western MA. With five songs featured in Elmore Leonard's novel, 'Be Cool', they gained national attention, but it is the grass roots, word-of-mouth response to their music that continues their momentum. Their music gets a lot of play on XM Satellite Radio (XCountry and Deep Tracks), and they tour through MA, NY, PA, OH and TX several times a year. 'VIII' is their eighth album.