Deke Dickerson and the Rockabuoys are performing in Juneau, Petersburg, and Sitka. (Photo by Susie Delaney)

California rockabilly musician, Deke Dickerson, is performing in Petersburg Friday night with The Rockabuoys. As Angela Denning reports, the show will be a snapshot of the musician who has dedicated his life to American Roots Music:

Deke Dickerson has been around the American roots music scene so long, he has a greatest hits album. The self-titled record came out in 2015. The California guitarist has a dozen solo albums, 16 group albums, and four EP’s.

Here’s Dickerson’s song, Mexicali Rose:

Just this year Dickerson won the Ameripolitan Music Award for Musician of the Year, for his contributions to American roots music. Dickerson is not only a musician, he’s written several articles about the subject. He’s also authored a couple of books about guitars, the Strat in the Attic I and II, and he’s currently writing a biography about guitar legend Merle Travis.

Last year he scored the music for the Johnny Knoxville movie, Action Point. Besides that, he tours internationally.

Here’s Dickerson’s song, I Might Not Come Home At All:

Now, Dickerson is on a mini-tour of Alaska playing in Juneau, Petersburg, and Sitka. He’s performing with a group of Juneau musicians, the Rockabuoys. He’s been to Alaska before but this will be his first time to Petersburg.

To get more information about his visit, I caught up with him on his cell phone in Juneau.

Deke Dickerson and the Rockabuoys will be performing at Petersburg’s Elks Lodge Friday night from 7-10 p.m. The concert is sponsored by the Petersburg Arts Council and the Petersburg Rotary Club.

Tickets for the show are being sold in advance at FireLight Gallery and Framing and at the door. It’s $10 for kids and seniors and $15 for adults.