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Mystery Loves Company
Chamber rock duo Mystery Loves Company formed in Houston TX in 2012. The unlikely pair is comprised of Maddy, a conservatory-trained cellist with a highly technical musical background, and Carlos, a self-taught songwriter from Venezuela whose family moved to the U.S. after his father evaded multiple gun shots during a carjacking.
They met at an open mic where Carlos was testing out new material. Maddy was performing with a friend as a lark, but her virtuosic ability on the cello was not lost on Carlos. He engaged her at once with the proposition of collaborating on original music. Almost immediately, the two struck upon a mystifying sound, rich with natural acoustics and laced with deeply felt sentiments regarding human struggle, safety, worth and equality. Their captivating songs found a receptive audience in those who resonated with the timely themes of culture, immigration, science, and theology and they began performing regularly around Houston, eventually touring all over Texas and the Midwest.