Outlaw Ritual is the creative spawn of Mat Hagar, a multi instrumentalist & songwriter from Georgia & Olivia Garriga, an upright bassist & artist from Rhode Island. Their music is a amalgamation of heavy rock & roll with folk & country music undertones.
Outlaw Ritual officially formed in 2012 while Mat Hagar & Olivia Garriga were traveling westward across the United States. While living in Brooklyn NY, where they met, they threw their money together to buy an upright bass & a small school bus. They took off with their dog, on a trip that would last for 2 years.
They returned to Brooklyn in 2014, & recruited friend & drummer Liam Crill in the winter of 2015. They began to gig around NYC, playing at venues such as the Knitting Factory & the legendary C-Squat. They recorded their first self-titled album, (which was used in the soundtrack of a 2018 motion picture, The Debt Collector.) & soon after, they started touring & playing larger shows around the North & Southeast.
Hagar & Garriga decided to leave New York City once more, & in 2016, they moved to Tennessee where they released the 2nd album KINGTEOM. Along with their new drummer, Will Croucher, they currently reside in Knoxville TN, which they proudly call home… For now.