Maimone, along with bassist/guitarist Bob Buckstaff, opted to go ahead with the release of “Stick Together,” whose title is suddenly all the more relevant.
“It was definitely before the most recent trials and tribulations,” Maimone said about the title. “So we thought about not calling it ‘Stick Together,’ since Chris left the band, but then I just kind of felt like we should go with it to show that the times that are the hardest to stick together are the times you really need to dig deep and stick to your roots.”
Maimone grew up in conservative rural Ohio, not coming out of the closet to his Catholic parents until age 30. As Mutts’ main lyricist and songwriter, he said he tries to turn his disparate life experiences into music that relates to all different people.
- Larry Nichols, Philadelphia Gay News