From ’60s San Francisco drummer to Americana icon, musician Dan Hicks continually carves out varied and versatile tunes. As the frontman of Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks, the songwriter has kept his signature sound relevant through 40 years of genre-bending recordings and world tours. Recently, Hicks, who grew up in Santa Rosa and now lives in Mill Valley, underwent treatment for throat cancer. Buoyed by the music of Fats Waller, he’s recovered and back in fine form and high spirits; Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks play Saturday, Aug. 9, at City Winery, 1030 Main St., Napa. 8pm. $25—$35. 707.226.7372.