Couples were out on the dance floor, showing their moves, while the duo the Gruesome Twosome was playing the songs of Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Charlene Rich and other country-western legends.


The duo, which is comprised of guitar playing singers Jerry Haney and Vic Vaughn, were performing at the Victor Valley Moose Lodge #1808 in Hesperia last Friday night. The duo performs there on first and third Mondays.


The next day, the Gruesome Twosome played an event at the Hesperia Golf Club, and on Sunday, they played at the Leisure League. Occasionally the band can be seen entertaining at the Hesperia Elks Lodge.


The two have performed together for about 17 years, according to Vaughn, who took up the guitar in 1958 when he was stationed in Tennessee. Soon his guitar pickin' became a passion.


"It was a very enjoyable hobby," said the retired iron worker. "It's been a lot of fun over the years."