The film Joe Versus the Volcano was universally panned by critics and ignored by most moviegoers. Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jackson Jackson was not one of those people. He saw the movie no less than three times during it's theatrical run and proudly owns the DVD. Paseo Padre, the new CD release from Jackson Jackson contains a song called "Man vs. Mountain", which contains many central themes found within the aforementioned sorely overlooked film - coincidence? You decide. Paseo Padre, pitches Jackson's earthy, soulful voice against guitar-driven modern rock textures, adding in elements of riff-driven arena rock with songs like the albums first single, "Simple". The loping, semi-detached guitar textures and laid back vocal stylings of 'Sleepwalking", on the other hand, are more the stuff of late night drives than rock stadiums, while songs like 'Onionskin' and "Little Girl Anymore" contain the stuff alternative rock anthems are made of. Indeed, Paseo Padre is as out of the ordinary as it is imposing.