Rocket 88 was formed in the summer of 2005 and played their first show at Two Stick in Oxford, MS on June 6 of that same year. Since then, Rocket 88 has brought its Mississippi soaked roots rock sound to some of the best venues from Memphis, Tenn. to Baton Rouge, La.
The band consists of members Rosamond Posey (vocals, rhythm guitar) from Vicksburg, MS; Jamie Posey (vocals, lead guitar, harmonica) from Meridian, MS; Nathan Robbins (bass) from Pontotoc, MS; Robert Chaffe (keyboards, organ) from New Orleans, LA; and Ryan Rogers (Drums) from Forest, MS.
Having been described as falling somewhere in between Americana and straight ahead Rock and Roll, Rocket 88 is self-described as being influenced by the music of the region and town they call home. The band has drawn their sound from a veritable melting pot of influences that they have been exposed to such as Gospel, traditional Country, Rock, Americana or Roots Rock and Delta and Hill Country Blues.