Rocket 88 was formed in the summer of 2005 and has since brought its Mississippi soaked sound to venues all over the South. Their current touring schedule is more exclusive due to family and other obligations with most shows close to home but the band does still perform at select venues.
Although the band is based in Oxford, MS, it features a collection of veteran musicians Rosamond Posey (vocals, rhythm guitar) from Vicksburg, MS; Jamie Posey (vocals, lead guitar, harmonica) from Meridian, MS; Robert Chaffe (keyboards, organ) from New Orleans, LA; Ryan Rogers (Drums) from Forest, MS; and Nathan Robbins (bass) from Pontotoc, MS; who have played in projects such as Rev. John Wilkins, Kenny Brown, Jimbo Mathus’ musical Mosquitoville , The Tri-State Coalition, Eric Deaton, Kudzu Kings, Shannon McNally, Honey Blonde, DuWayne Burnside, Garry Burnside, and Geronimo Rex.
Having been described as everything from “juke joint gospel”, old time country, Americana, hill country blues, to straight ahead rock and roll, Rocket 88 earnestly delivers an authentic sound that is drawn from the music of the region they call home.
In 2007, Rocket 88 released its debut album, Full Circle, which is available on CD Baby, Amazon and iTunes. The band is currently working toward releasing their next album or possibly multiple albums. Rocket 88’s live performances feature many of these new songs but also includes covers ranging from Graham Parsons/Flying Burrito Brothers/Birds, Hank Williams Sr., Townes Van Zandt and Buck Owens to Junior Kimbrough, Mahalia Jackson, and Jessie Mae Hemphill.