- Released: March 1, 2008
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
- 1.Introduction (By Garrison Keillor)
- 2.My Rock
- 3.There Is a Fountain
- 4.Now the Day Is Over
- 5.The Lord Will Make a Way
- 7.Monologue: 7th Inning Stretch
- 8.Softly and Tenderly
- 9.Sweet Hour Of Prayer / His Eye Is On The Sparrow
- 10.Brownie and Pete
- 11.Sweet, Sweet Corn
- 12.Travelin' Shoes
Personnel: Garrison Keillor, Kate MacKenzie, Robin Williams, Linda Williams (vocals); Chet Atkins, Jason Keillor, Paul Yandell (guitar); Darryl Dybka (electric piano); Butch Thompson (keyboards); Johnny Johnson (bass); Randy Hauser (drums).
Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, Garrison Keillor & the Hopeful Gospel Quartet represents an offshoot of Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion radio broadcast, with many of the show's regular performers popping up here as well. The performances are straightforward versions of gospel standards mixed with more recent songs and some original compositions; almost all are prefaced by Keillor's storytelling skills, which recount his boyhood in Minnesota. ~ Jason Ankeny