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Muddy Joe’s and Muddy Buddy’s take their mudslinging to court

Shooter Jennings performs at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 1, 2015. Jennings will play a show promoted by Muddy Joe’s in Perkinston on Nov. 5.
Shooter Jennings performs at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 1, 2015. Jennings will play a show promoted by Muddy Joe’s in Perkinston on Nov. 5. TNS

The mudslinging is playing out in court and concerts.

Muddy Joe’s owners want their mud-filled park and campground back, and they’re taking their case to court.

Muddy Buddy’s owners — which took over the Muddy Joe’s location — want a concert featuring Shooter Jennings that was originally set for Muddy Joe’s. They’re likely out of luck there.

See? Mud everywhere.

Muddy Joe’s was originally located at 1260 Road 326 in Kiln on property owned by Country Trails, LLC, but the property was purchased by an LLC operating under the name Muddy Buddy’s.

Stacey Magnusen and Bryan Diotte, of Muddy Joe’s, LLC, filed a lawsuit against Buddy Hall and Country Trails on Oct. 14.

Magnusen and Diotte claim they had a verbal agreement with Country Trails and its lawyer, Harry Crimm, that was broken. The lawsuit calls for personal property to be turned over to Muddy Joe’s, as well as some undetermined punitive damages.

The lawsuit has, in turn, created a muck surrounding a concert featuring Shooter Jennings.

The singer-songwriter, who is the son of the late Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, was scheduled to play a show at the former Muddy Joe’s on Nov. 5 with his father’s old band, the Waymore Outlaws, for the third annual Muddy Joe’s Turkey Shootout.

The show will go on, with Whiskey Kiss opening, but not at Muddy Buddy’s. Jennings will play at Red Creek Offroad at 1192 Vestry Road in Perkinston, said Adam Barnes, Shooter Jennings’ manager.

Buddy Hall, who manages Muddy Buddy’s, had told the Sun Herald the Jennings concert was still on for Muddy Buddy’s as scheduled. But a post made on Muddy Buddy’s Facebook page said the park had attempted to book Jennings for Nov. 5, and was told the musician was under contract with Magnusen.

“We appreciate everyone for supporting us during this time and being behind us,” Magnusen said. “This is a great chance for everyone to see Shooter with his dad’s old band, the Waymore Outlaws.”

Magnusen said pre-show tickets that were sold will be honored at Red Creek Offroad.

Ticket information can be found on the Muddy Joe’s Facebook page.

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