Wind In Sails is the moniker for Evan Pharmakis, best known as the former guitarist/vocalist for Massachusetts hardcore band Vanna. But WIS share very little with Pharmakis’ former project; his stripped down debut solo album, Morning Light, has more in common with indie-folk troubadour Rocky Votolato and fellow hardcore-singer-turned-acoustic-artist Alcoa than anything causing a mosh pit inside a VFW hall right now. Morning Light will be released Feb. 24 on Headphone Music/Equal Vision Records; pre-order it digitally or physically, and catch Wind In Sails on tour through mid-April (dates below).

Feb 24 Brooklyn, NY @ Coco 66
Feb 25 Albany, NY @ Bogies
Feb 26 Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall
Feb 28 Palmer, MA @ Crossroads
w/Ryan Cabrera, Secondhand SerenadeNick Thomas and Runaway Saints
Mar 12 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Mar 13 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Mar 14 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Mar 18 Austin, TX @ SXSW: The Annex
Mar 19 Monroe, LA @ Live Oaks Bar and Ballroom
Mar 20 Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s
Mar 21 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Mar 22 Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly
Mar 24 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
Mar 25 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Mar 27 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
Mar 28 Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
Mar 31 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Apr 01 Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
Apr 02 Manchester, NH @ Jewel NH
Apr 03 Stafford Springs, CT @ Palace Theater
Apr 04 Buffalo, NY @ Iron Works
Apr 06 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Apr 07 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Apr 08 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
Apr 09 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Apr 10 Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
Apr 11 Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection (The Stash)
Apr 12 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
Apr 14 St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Grill
Apr 15 Sioux Falls, SD @ The District
Apr 16 Lincoln, NE @ Vega
Apr 17 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Apr 18 Salt Lake City, UT @ Hangar 18
Apr 19 Billings, MT @ Pub Station
Apr 26 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater