Pinklets pack Relix

Betsy PickleSouth Knox

Possibly the largest and definitely the most age-diverse crowd in its history turned out at the Relix Variety Theatre for the Pinklets’ CD release show as SoKno invaded Happy Holler Friday night.

The Pinklets are a sister act from SoKno – lead songwriter and singer-guitarist Lucy, 14, singer-keyboardist-bassist Roxie, 17, and singer-drummer Eliza, 12 – and their eponymous CD is their first. The theater was packed with fans from 4 to 70-something, many of them tweens from South Knoxville.

While some of the younger audience members had parents in tow, scores of adults turned out just to enjoy great rock ’n’ roll. Despite their youth, the siblings are seasoned performers who started the band with a friend (since departed) in 2009. They played at Bonnaroo in 2016 and at Rhythm ’n’ Blooms this year.

Eliza keeps the beat as Lucy sings.

While the trio played mostly originals Friday, they did include some covers – including a couple of songs dedicated to their parents, Old Sevier residents Christine and Kevin Abernathy. “Papa Pinklet,” as they’ve dubbed their dad, is a renowned singer-songwriter-guitarist with several albums to his credit.

Follow the Pinklets on Facebook to learn when their CD will be available to the general public.

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