Deke Dickerson first was known for his combo featuring the multitalented Dave Stuckey, but his solo material has taken on a life of its own. His forthcoming new album, the aptly titled The Melody, is his sixth and possibly best to date. From the 1960s-style tom-tom-driven beats of “Broken Heart” to the harmony-laden “Safely In Love,” there’s little room for improvement. “I wanted to put out an album of songs that had such strong melodies that they simply wouldn’t leave your head,” Dickerson said about his current release. Since Dickerson and his band, the Ecco-Fonics, tour quite regularly abroad and in the United States, this stop at the Palms Playhouse comes as no great surprise. If you’re a fan of early American country, swing and rockabilly, this Friday’s 8:30 p.m. show is a must. Admission is $15 at the Palms, located at 13 Main Street in Winters. Visit www.dekedickerson.com for more information.